Igilna to be King
Restricted Free Agent Jarome Iginla is looking for a new team that can afford him after his tribulations with the Calgary Flames. He is not happy with what the Flames have to offer in more ways then one. Now that he has become a superstar he wants a better team. He is looking at a team that is serious about winning the Stanley Cup. A team that is looking ahead and don’t underestimate what Jarome can do. The Los Angeles Kings seem to best fit the profile. He is probably going to move for a draft pick most definitely soon.
Jarome is having many problems with the Calgary Flames that are just not being resolved. First off, the Flames have a relatively low budget and are not sure Iginla will always be as productive as this last year. Or if he is worth the money he desires anyway. Second, the Flames are looking for some youngsters and draft picks. They think that they could get more with the money that they would be spending on Iginla. The only problem is the fans love him and would hate to see him go especially to a rival (remember the huge fight). Third, Iginla is disappointed with the Flames pathetic attempt at getting some new players for the team. He is looking at a team that have these qualities, the Los Angeles Kings.
The Kings are looking at a second line forward. A skater that can get the job done while the first line is resting. To take a little pressure off Deadmarsh, Palffy, and Allison. They have realized that the team isn’t very productive when the first line is off the ice. So they new that a legitimate goal scorer would be the end of that problem. A sniper like Iginla was the ideal candidate.
Since Iginla is a Restricted free agent the Kings see their opportunity. They Iginla, the highest goal scorer last year, meets more than what the Kings thought they needed. Also it is oddly convenient cause the Kings are particularly low in centers. The one problem is that Iginla is more likely a first line player. There is no way that that he can moved up cause the Kings first line is working so well.
In my opinion this plan will work efficiently for both the Kings and Iginla. The Kings can easily afford him so Igilna wouldn’t have to complain about salary problems. The Kings could will put him in a second scoring line and that means more time for the first line to rest and when players are well rested they definitely play better. But that’s just obvious. In addition Iginla would enjoy the luxurious Los Angeles life style too. With all of this he might move very soon.