Next steps for Jarome Iginla

He’s 34 years old, hasn’t been in the playoffs since 2009 and is still trying to win his first Stanley Cup. Jarome Iginla and the Flames lost Tuesday night, but he was out there battling. He had one of the best scoring chances on Niklas Backstrom, a shot that hit the post during the Minnesota Wild’s 3-0 win. He fought Nick Johnson and was convincing enough in his argument that he was head-butted in the fight to earn a five-minute power play and match penalty for Johnson. But it was another loss for a Flames team that sits in 13th place in the Western Conference with a 6-7-1 record.

A few days ago, I watched as Iginla did a television interview about his longevity in one organization, and he concluded that he wanted to win a Stanley Cup with the Calgary Flames. After he wrapped up, I asked something I’m sure Flames fans and hockey fans all over the league are starting to wonder.

When does winning a Stanley Cup with the Flames simply become “I just want to win a Stanley Cup”? Anywhere.

http://insider.espn.go.com/nhl/blog?name=custance_craig&id=7211236&_slug_=jarome-iginla-hopeful-calgary-flames-stanley-cup-run-nhl&action=login&appRedirect=http%3a%2f%2finsider.espn.go.com%2fnhl%2fblog%3fname%3dcustance_craig%26id%3d7211236%26_slug_%3djarome-iginla-hopeful-calgary-flames-stanley-cup-run-nhl


2 Responses to Next steps for Jarome Iginla

  1. albertateams says:

    I wonder if Calgary isn't about to make a trade. Some interesting moves today. Byron and Brodie recalled from the AHL and Hagman put on waivers + Morrison and Babchuk on IR. Backlund also returning from IR.

    Seems odd why they would waive Hagman and call up Byron, Hagman's effort has been there this year and why have Byron up just to sit in the press box. Horak, Backlund, Jokinen and Stajan at center already where does Byron fit in. The wing is equally as crowded for the top 3 lines even with the injuries.

    I like the idea of getting some more youth in the line up I just don't see where all the bodies go.

  2. FlamingHomer says:

    I think Feaster is just trying to see what some youth will do to bring some passion into the Flame's game. They have enough talent to be a playoff team. Not a contender but at least more competitive than they've shown.

    What is lacking is the passion. They outplayed the Wild substantially the last game but weren't rewarded with a win. If the call-ups can't generate some excitement, then we see some trades.

    You are right about Hagman. He by no means was their worst player but I have a feeling it's a personality battle with Sutter.

Leave a Reply