It started with The trading of long time Calgary Captain Jarome Iginla to Pittsburgh for a couple of NCAA players and a late first round pick, was followed by defenceman Jay Bouwmeester being shipped yesterday to the St. Louis Blues for another couple of youngsters (neither with star potential) and a conditional first round pick, and now Flames fans wait in anticipation of Wednesdays 3 pm Trade Deadline.


Will Calgarys GM Jay Feaster complete the trio of trades the hockey world is anticipating?  Is their any chance that he can get a return that may actually involve a player that can join the roster anytime soon?


Goaltender Mikka Kiprusoff hasn’t help make his GMs job any easier of late, with the deals shipping his fellow Flame stars out of town the Calgary backstop said he wouldn’t report even if he was traded.


Have things changed? Has the realization that at this point of his career going through a complete rebuild like the Flames are about to embark on would likely be career ending?


Maybe, last nights reports that the Toronto Maple Leafs had been granted permission to speak with Kiprusoff and his agent about a contract extension may be nothing more than smoke, but when dealing with Calgary this season, where there has been smoke, fire has soon followed.


While Kiprusoff didn’t help his bargaining position last night being pulled in a 4-1 loss to Edmonton, it has not seemed to dissuade the Leafs GM from looking for a bargain.  Mikka Kiprusoff appears to be on the down side of his career but Toronto GM Dave Nonis is banking on him having a few good years left, and that he can convince him to spend them in Toronto.


Keep tuned into Awesome Canada for all the latest on the NHL trade deadline, and all the rumours and trades that come with the most hectic day on the hockey calendar.

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