Originally posted on Pro Sports Daily  |  Last updated 8/28/13
Jarome Iginla’s Bruins career will not officially kick off until the team opens training camp Sept. 11. But Iginla eager to get acclimated to his new hockey home pulled on the spoked B for first time yesterday taking part in an informal workout with a few of his new teammates at Ristuccia Arena. “I’m very excited to get here” Iginla said. “The summer was shorter this year but it felt good to be short. I want to get back at it. You also want to play long in the spring right? My family and I came my kids start school tomorrow so we wanted to get here early and get as many kinks out as far as learning the driving route to practice or learning about Boston downtown but also having some fun and relaxing a bit.” It wasn’t so long ago of course that Iginla picked Pittsburgh instead of Boston choosing the Penguins as the team best suited to help him land his first Stanley Cup. The B’s had to settle for Jaromir Jagr who made some key contributions to their run to the finals. But still Iginla always seemed to be a better fit for the B’s than Jagr who never found a real niche on any line. Now we’ll see just how well Iginla fits in. “Obviously it was pretty tough losing to the Bruins at the time” said Iginla whose shot was snared by Tuukka Rask at the buzzer of Game 4 to complete a sweep of the Penguins in the Eastern Conference finals. “They were really rolling. They’re a tough competitive team and I saw that firsthand. It’s great to be here with them and be a part of it.” Iginla is the best candidate to step into Nathan Horton’s spot on the line with center David Krejci and left winger Milan Lucic. Yesterday he did a little offensive-zone work with Krejci whom he hadn’t seen a lot of until last season’s playoffs. “I know he’s a very dynamic player and he keeps getting better” said Iginla who also was joined yesterday by Rask Dennis Seidenberg and Daniel Paille. “He’s a very crafty guy he can score loves to pass the puck. And he’s competitive. Obviously the whole team is competitive. You name a player and that (attribute) comes up with each guy. “I’m not sure where I’ll play but it’s a well-rounded team with guys who do a lot of different things well.” Iginla signed a team-friendly incentive-laden one-year deal with the B’s in July but hopes this will be a relationship that lasts longer than just the one season. And he hopes his career-long quest for the Cup can bear fruit in Boston. “I’d like to have a great year for the Bruins play well have fun and ultimately you want to win” Iginla said. “A lot of guys here who got so close last year have already won but you talk to them and talk to guys who’ve won and you want to get back there and win again. It’s addictive. I’d love to be a part of that. “I did sign a one-year deal but I hope it works out for everyone and I’d love to be here longer.”
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