Is there a market for Iginla?
I don’t see a big market for Iginla if only because of his $7-million salary next season and most of the contenders are close to the salary cap or maxed out.
Iginla, who is 10 goals from scoring 500 in his career, also has a no-trade clause in his contract and won’t play on a bottom-feeder like the Islanders or another team that has lots of cap room.
I wonder if new Dallas Stars owner Tom Gaglardi, who owns 50 per cent of the Western Hockey League’s Kamloops Blazers along with Iginla, Mark Recchi, Shane Doan and Darryl Sydor, could swing something? Or are the Stars not good enough to tweak Iggy’s interest because he has never won a Cup.
Whoever wants Iggy would be telling Calgary management that they have to take his salary back, even for the rest of the season, along with two good prospects. I see the Los Angeles Kings and Philadelphia Flyers as best bets, just as they’d be front-runners for Rick Nash of the Columbus Blue Jackets.