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Sure, Wednesday night’s game sucked. It sucked a lot. The Boston Bruins are officially currently the third best team in the Eastern Conference and no amount of talk about “games in hand” or the hot start can change that fact. This team had issues, notably with depth scoring and defense. Bruins general manager Peter Chiarelli fixed one of those issues late Wednesday night/early Thursday morning as he landed the big name in the 2013 NHL trade season. Word has come across that the Boston Bruins have landed future hall-of-fame forward Jarome Iginla from the Calgary Flames in a trade that can only be called robbery for a player of Iginla’s caliber. To the Flames goes high-level prospect Alexander Khokhlachev, middling AHL defenseman Matt Bartowski and a conditional first round draft pick, one that happens if Iginla decides to resign with the Boston Bruins at seasons end. For a future hall-of-fame inductee, its a trade made 100 times out of 100, even if Iginla is just a rental.
Right away, Iginla helps sore up some of the scoring woes that have plagued the Boston Bruins second and third lines. It is unclear where he will fit into the current structure of the Boston Bruins, but my guess is he slides into the second line with David Krejci as his center. Iginla also provides veteran leadership in the locker room, and a drive and determination from a player seeking to win his first career Stanley Cup with a contender.
The lack of real assets leaving Boston also gives the Bruins much flexibility with how they approach the next week. With Carl Soderberg due over in Boston likely in the next week, there is an opportunity to deal one of the bottom six forwards in order to try and acquire some depth on the defensive end for a team needing it there.
Also, if you were wondering how I am so calm writing this, trust me. I am running around my room, dancing around and making weird noises. JAROME IGINLA IS COMING TO BOSTON AND WE SHOULD ALL BE HAPPY!
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The Calgary Flames scratched Jarome Iginla from their lineup Wednesday night against Colorado amid trade speculation surrounding the longtime captain.
The 35-year-old Iginla, in his 16th season with the Flames, is in the final year of his contract. Calgary is 14th in the Western Conference and will likely miss the playoffs for the fourth straight season.
Iginla missed a game for...
Jarome Iginla will be holding a press conference from the Saddledome in Calgary today.
It is scheduled to start at 12:30pm ET and can be viewed below and the NHL Network will be broadcasting it too. Continue reading "Live Stream- Jarome Iginla Press Conference"
The Boston Bruins were duped by Jarome Iginla and the Calgary Flames.
Of course, Boston general manager Peter Chiarelli wouldnât say that, but itâs clear that itâs what he felt, thought, and fought back from spilling to the media during todayâs impromptu press conference at the TD Garden following the non-trade thatâs led to his club watching the 35-year...
One might think that having one of the best offenses in hockey and acquiring Brenden Morrow from the Stars might be enough for Pittsburgh Penguins general manager Ray Shero to be satisfied with his team’s forwards mix. Apparently, that’s not necessarily the case.
According to ESPN.com, the Penguins are still among the teams interested in Flames forward Jarome Iginla. There...
Jarome Iginla is officially off the market. Hockey fans on the East Coast were up later than usual last night, waiting for the announcement that Iginla had been traded to the Boston Bruins. The rumors began swirling when Iginla was scratched from the Flames lineup on Wednesday night, implying that a deal was imminent. TSN’s Aaron Ward tweeted that the deal was done with Boston...
Iginla traded to Bruins#TSN
— Aaron Ward (@aaronward_nhl) March 28, 2013
TSN reporting Iginla deal has been confirmed. Not a surprise but don't look for confirmation from teams tonight.
— Eric Francis (@EricFrancis) March 28, 2013
It's Russian prospect Alex Khokhlachev (who B's offered for Brenden...
The Calgary Flames have shipped franchise icon Jarome Iginla to the Pittsburgh Penguins. "In a shocking turn of events on a wild Thursday morning, the Calgary Flames announced that they’ve traded franchise icon Jarome Iginla to the Penguins for Pittsburgh's first-round pick in the 2013 NHL Draft, the rights to unsigned draft choices Kenneth Agostino and Ben Hanowski...
By Ryan Holmer (@ProspectReport)
Talk about a confusing night. I shut off my computer, and phone at 1:00 am on Wednesday, March 27th with the thought that Iginla to the Bruins was essentially completed. Conflicting reports had been surfacing all night on the Twitter-verse, but general consensus was that Iginla was indeed going to Boston. When I woke up this morning,...
Here's what the Penguins did last night to go along with their trades for Brenden Morrow and Douglas Murray...
BREAKING NEWS: #Pens acquired Jarome Iginla from Calgary for Ben Hanowski, Kenny Agostino and 2013 first-round pick
— Pittsburgh Penguins (@penguins) March 28, 2013
and the Rangers?
Ryan Clowe is the perfect Ranger. He can't score - and...
The Pittsburgh Penguins have acquired Jarome Iginla from the
(via Calgary Herald)
The Sixers didn't disappoint on Fan Appreciation night, as they defeated the Bucks. In case you missed it, the Pittsburgh Penguins took the hockey world, and social media by storm, as they finished a trade for Jarome Iginla.
The Sixers defeated the Milwaukee Bucks on Wednesday at the Wells Fargo Center, 100-92. (Interstate 76ers)
The Flyers are set to face...
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Although most reports indicated last night that Jarome Iginla was but hours away from being a Boston Bruin, the Pittsburgh Penguins made a late push for the veteran and ultimately outbid the Bruins.
After being a healthy scratch for their game last night against Colorado, speculation that a trade was about to be announced immediately broke...
After the Pittsburgh Penguins acquired Brenden Morrow and Douglas Murray in the past week, the race is on for Calgary Flames captain Jarome Iginla between the four teams he would accept a trade to — the Penguins, Bruins, Kings and Blackhawks.
Boston is in the lead for Iginla’s services, according to The Calgary Sun. Chris Stevenson of QMI Agency was told by a source from another...
Winger Jarome Iginla is willing to move to a new team – as long as it is the right team – as part of a Calgary Flames fire sale.Goaltender Miikka Kiprusoff may not be so willing. Sportsnet analyst Nick Kypreos reported that Kiprusoff is threatening not to report to another team due to the recent birth of his second child.Kiprusoff, who lacks no-movement language in his current...
With all of the focus on the Jarome Iginla trade last night, this incredible fight between super heavy weights Brian McGrattan and Patrick Bordeleau has gone virtually unrecognized. Both of these guys may have forgotten what it’s like to win games on a regular basis, but they sure haven’t forgotten how to fight.
The Flames, minus Iginla, managed to squeak out a 4-3 win over...