Found May 09, 2013 on The Sports Fan Journal:
Last week I released “The 10 Things To Focus On In The NHL Playoffs.” One reader commented that he wants “to see if Iggy,” Jarome Iginla, “can finally get that ring.” I immediately regretted leaving Iginla off my list. The NHL loves to watch its elderly stars culminate their careers with the Stanley Cup in [...]The post The Jarome Iginla Conundrum appeared first on The Sports Fan Journal.
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