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Boston fans may still be a bit salty over how the trade deadline deal went down between the Bruins, Penguins and Jarome Iginla, but something tells us it won’t take like before the B’s faithful falls for the 17-year vet.
Iginla said on his introductory conference call that he likes Boston’s physical, aggressive style of play. He said he had narrowed all 30 teams down to the Bruins and Penguins as the trade deadline neared.
Iginla said he’s thrilled to be a part of the Bruins organization and called Boston an “amazing sports city.” He said he has a lot of respect for the current Bruins players and that he’s excited to join the team.
Bruins general manager Peter Chiarelli stressed that the deadline deal didn’t change how he feels about Iginla as a player or a person.
To hear more from Iginla and Chiarelli, watch the video above.
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Jarome Iginla is headed to the Boston Bruins. No, really. He is this time. After the Bruins thought they had a deal to acquire Iginla right before the trade deadline this past season, he decided to play for Pittsburgh instead. The Bruins went on to eliminate the Penguins and Iginla in four games in the Eastern Conference Finals. They clearly liked...
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Jarome Iginla has reportedly signed a one-year deal with the Bruins. He chose to be traded to Pittsburgh over Boston last season.
The Boston Bruins have finally got their man.
According to a report courtesy NHL.com via TSN, free-agent forward Jerome Iginla has signed a deal with the team he spurned just this past season.
Jarome Iginla has agreed to a one-year, $6 million contract with the Boston Bruins, TSN reports.
The veteran right wing, who turned 36 Monday, declined a trade from the Calgary Flames to...
This is unbelievable.... Jarome Iginla has officially signed a one-year contract with the Boston Bruins which could reach $6 million based on performance. I did not see scenario playing out ever.Unless you have been living under a rock, you already know what makes this contract so crazy. It was Jerome Iginla himself who snubbed the Boston Bruins at the trade deadline after Boston...
He made the Bruins look pretty stupid in the spring but veteran forward Jarome Iginla is making the B’s look pretty damn good this summer.
The former Flame and future Hall of Famer left Boston’s Black and Gold high and dry for Pittsburgh’s Black and Gold at the trade deadline this season, despite the teams agreeing to terms on a deal that would have sent him to The Hub in exchange...
Forward Jarome Iginla has agreed to a one-year contract with the Boston Bruins, the team announced Friday. - NHL.comFlashback: During the 2012-13 NHL season, Jarome Iginla went on the trade market. Having dedicated his entire career to the Calgary Flames, the 36 year old right winger wanted to join a club with a chance to win a Stanley Cup title. With a trade already in place with...
Just midnight on March 28, word came out that Jarome Iginla had been traded to the Bruins. B’s fans celebrated the news. Their team had just locked up one of the best scorers of the past 20 years, the final piece to turn the (at the time) struggling Bruins into true Stanley Cup contenders.
Then, just like that, he was gone. The original report proved to be false, as Iginla had...
Since his much publicized of the rug pulling job on GM Peter Chiarelli before the trade deadline when he chose to go to Pittsburgh instead, former Calgary captain and short term Penguin Jarome Iginla inked a contract today with Boston. The contract has a base salary of $1.8M with $4.2M of incentives for a total of $6M if he makes it all. The cap hit for this year will only be...
Jarome Iginla is a Boston Bruin.
— Bob McKenzie (@TSNBobMcKenzie) July 5, 2013
Like I said,Jarome Iginla to the Boston Bruins #TSN #ThisTimeForReal
— Aaron Ward (@aaronward_nhl) July 5, 2013
TSN is reporting that Jarome Arthur-Leigh Adekunle Tig Junior Elvis Iginla is coming to Boston...
...for realz this time.
Iggy deal: $1.8 M base salary, $3.7 M games played bonus, $500,000 goal scoring/team playoff performance: total $6 M
— Pierre LeBrun (@Real_ESPNLeBrun) July 5, 2013
Man. What a structure. A super friendly base salary plus a ton of incentives...
Jarome Iginla might have spurned the Bruins back at the trade deadline, but Boston fans will get over that quickly if Iginla can help out in a multitude of ways.
DJ Bean of WEEI expects Iginla to take Nathan Horton‘s spot on the first line with David Krejci and Milan Lucic. He also said Iginla, who was the captain for years in Calgary, could help coach up young players like Lucic...
After the Boston Bruins failed to get Jarome Iginla at the trade deadline, they grabbed him in free agency.
The longtime Calgary Flames forward, who was traded to the Pittsburgh Penguins in March, signed a one-year deal with the Bruins on Friday. The right wing will have a base salary of $1.8 million along with $4.2 million in available incentives, which gives him a $6 million salary...
Great work by QuantHockey on the NHL Average ages. Last season the Penguins were the oldest team in the NHL:
Now, that number for the Penguins is probably off because Brenden Morrow and Jarome Iginla are 150 years old. The Penguins seem to be headed down that road again though.
And that is where it gets interesting. Because the average age, especially in the playoffs...
The final piece of the "Cooke-Staal-Kennedy" line is gone. Matt Cooke has signed with the Minnesota Wild.
In other news, Jarome Iginla has signed with the Boston Bruins. Seriously. No really. Honestly.
With Jarome Iginla and Loui Eriksson now officially members of the Boston Bruins, there's just one more piece of the puzzle for Peter Chiarelli to finish. And that's to resign Tuukka Rask and give Patrice Bergeron a much deserved extension. Rask emerged as one of the NHL's best goalies last season and should have been a finalist for the Vezina Trophy. While Bruins...