By Mitch Cole (@DirtyWaterBuzz)
Wednesday was a whirlwind night in Boston.
Just when the Bruins thought they had acquired Flames legend Jarome Iginla in a trade, Calgary called them back and broke the news; Iginla was a Penguin, not a Bruin.
It’s one of the strangest situations NHL fans have seen in a very long time. Multiple reports throughout the night indicated that the Bruins were on the verge of acquiring Iginla, and those reports were only reinforced by the fact that the Bruins scratched defenseman Matt Bartkowski from their lineup, young Russian forward Alexander Khokhlachev was a very late scratch from the Providence Bruins’ lineup, and Iginla himself was scratched from the Flames’ lineup.
Throughout the course of the game, reporters in the TD Garden press box noted on twitter that Bruins’ front office and PR personnel were rushing around the ninth floor. And, as most reporters and fans know, where there’s smoke, there’s fire. There was clearly a fire in Boston;...