Iginla to the Flyers???
According to The Toronto Sun the Philadelphia Flyers are seriously interested in aquiring Calgary Flames superstar forward Jarome Iginla. Many names have been thrown around as potential aquisitions, Owen Nolan, Sami Kappanen, Miroslov Satan. Apparently the player that Philadelphia Flyers GM Bobby Clarke is most interested in is Calgary’s Jarome Iginla.
Iginla would fill a serious hole the Flyers have at wing because of the losses of top players such as Simone Gagne, John LeClair and Justin Williams. Iginla is supposidly the one player Clarkey is willing to part with some serious talent with in order to aquire. Iginla is supposidly a favorite of the Flyers GM.
One hurdle in the road to the Flyers aquiring Iginla is his salary. Iginla is scheduled to make 7.5 million dollars next year. Clarkey and Flyers parent company Comcast Spectacor have repeatedly said this year that they are not willing to take on any huge salaries.
One thing is for certain and that is the Flyers have to do something. The Flyers have been cripled by injuries to their scorers. When completly healthy they barely have the scoring depth required to make a run deep into the playoffs. Iginla is in my humble opinion the perfect fit. I’d give up just about anybody on the Flyers roster for him, Gagne, Williams, you name it. Philadelphia Flyers fans can only hope Clarkey comes to this conclusion too.