Originally written on Kukla's Korner  |  Last updated 11/20/14

GLENDALE, AZ - DECEMBER 03: Jarome Iginla #12 of the Calgary Flames during the NHL game against the Phoenix Coyotes at Jobing.com Arena on December 3, 2009 in Glendale, Arizona. The Coyotes defeated the Flames 2-1. (Photo by Christian Petersen/Getty Images)
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 beak are routinely seen on internet photo shops of Jesus, in a flowing white robe under shining light. Both would die happy men if they could bring a Stanley Cup to their city. Both took it to a Game 7, but came away with nothing. Today, at age 35 and 36 respectively, Iginla and Smyth are feeling the identical heat where it hurts the most. At home. continued
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