NHL Notebook: Will Flyers pursue Iginla?
They need veteran scoring help and general manager Paul Holmgren has been sniffing around for more than a week now, sources said.
What about Jarome Iginla? He’s 35, but he’s still a bonafide NHL scorer, a guy who has scored 31 or more goals for 11 years in the league.
And here’s the thing: he won’t cost you Sean Couturier or Brayden Schenn or Claude Giroux.
Bobby Ryan would cost you one of those three.
The Flyers can’t afford to mortgage their future, but they could part with a prospect they just sent back to junior in Scott Laughton.
That would likely get you Iginla.
Again, we’re talking about a legit scorer, who can have an immediate impact while also lending valuable years of veteran leadership experience in the dressing room. Iginla makes sense.
Now here’s the rub. He has a $7 million cap hit and the Flyers have roughly $1.5 million in cap space.
They would have do something drastic, such as LTIR Chris Pronger and Matt Walker to afford Iginla.