Found February 13, 2013 on
Flames forward Jarome Iginla will undoubtedly be the subject of trade rumors this season, but should potential buyers beware?
Maybe they should, according to one of Iginla’s former teammates.
Retired ex-teammate Rhett Warrener on his radio show questioned whether or not Iginla still has that flame burning as he plays for the lowly Flames.
“His greatest asset was his shot but more importantly his compete-level — his refuse-to-lose attitude — and now you are watching and … it’s not there,” Warrener said, according to the Calgary Sun (with a stick tap to ProHockeyTalk.)
“He’s not Dany Heatley-slow, but he’s not getting there. I don’t know if he’s slowed down and his compete-level has followed, but you don’t see that compete and fire in his eye now. I think you see frustrating setting in.”
The frustation, of course, would be understandable. Calgary is tied for the fewest points in the league, and Iginla’s production has been somewhat nonexistent. He has just one goal and five assists
BEST OF MAXIM
How rare is it for Jarome Iginla, a guy with 1,081 career NHL points, to drop the gloves? Last night’s fight with Antoine Roussel was his first this season and sixth in the last three years. It’s not that rare, but still impressive to see a guy who consistently goes 30-30+ in the goals-assists department to throw down.
As for Roussel, he was playing in just his sixth NHL game...
from Mark Spector of Sportsnet,
They are the same guy, in so many ways.
Jarome Iginla and Ryan Smyth. A northern Alberta kid who captains the Calgary Flames; a Southern Alberta kid playing most of a 1,200-game career with the Edmonton Oilers.
One, the face of the Flames franchise and favourite son of owner Murray Edwards. Another, whose flowing mullet and oversized...
CRASS IN CALGARY
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Miikka Kiprusoff has a slight grade two MCL sprain. He is projected to be out for another two weeks.
— Calgary Flames (@NHLFla
Dallas Stars 4 - Calgary Flames 7
There are very few positives in a 7-4 loss against one of the worst teams in the league.
Ummmm, Brenden Morrow wasn't too bad this game. He had two goals and was a big obstacle in front of the Calgary net.
Jamie Oleksiak got his first official point of his career last night with an assist on one of Morrow...