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.


4 Responses to NHL Notebook: Will Flyers pursue Iginla?

  1. coyotes_bettman says:

    I’m pretty sure that Hossa went for more to Pittsburgh from Atlanta and Iggy is worth WAY more than Hossa to a team like Philly right now.

    I don’t know but I have a feeling that iggy would cost you atleast one of Schenn or Couturier – and as a guy who loathes the Flyers I’m enjoying see Homer muddle through the season – I clap with Happiness in fact over seeing the Flyers stink.

    • Steven_Leafs0 says:

      Couturier for Iginla wont happen, not worth giving up a 20 year old NHL player with that much potential for a rental forward they don’t need that badly.

      A package of Laughton, a 1st and another good piece (likely a NHL contract) is definitely possible.

  2. doorman says:

    Ya except what happens if they end up with a top 5 pick, like fawk how much would that suck seeing a player of that calibre added to what they already have. I would rather see them finish 8th seed and be bounced in the first round lol.

  3. coyotes_bettman says:

    Doorman that is exactly what will happen I hope or they finish 9th and don’t get squat out of the draft or as I like to call it “Minnesota Wild Land” you know never good enough to be the top 8 but never bad enough to be the bottom 4.

    God I hate Philly.

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