Iginla wants to win with Calgary
If Jarome Iginla is indeed thinking about asking for a trade or even open to that option should the Calgary Flames approach him, he’s not saying.
The long-time Calgary Flames captain and face of the franchise insists he believes the Stampede City is the best situation for him.
“I want to win here and believe we can be a good team here. That’s really where my thoughts are,” Iginla said after Tuesday’s morning skate in anticipation of facing the Nashville Predators.
“It’s 60 games left, a lot of season. It’s a lot of time for us to make our way back.”
Until the Flames can put themselves in a solid playoff spot, the chatter regarding Iginla will continue to be hot and heavy.
Both team president Ken King and GM Jay Feaster recently reiterated trading away Iginla isn’t in the plans.
The Flames all-time leading goal-scorer (491 goals) and point-producer (1,017) has a no-movement clause on his deal worth US$7 million per season through the 2012-13 campaign.
With the club struggling and their trajectory headed toward a third straight season without making the playoffs, Iginla’s future will remain a hot-button issue.
At age 34, he likely doesn’t have time to go through a rebuilding process in Calgary.