Jarome Iginla has played a grand total of 1106 NHL games, all of them with the Calgary Flames. At this point, it seems like it would be sacrilege to see him play in another uniform.
But that's where we may be headed. Iginla has played in only 54 NHL playoff games, 26 of them in one postseason, and it's beginning to look as though, if he remains in Calgary, he won't be adding to that total anytime soon.
I could be wrong, of course. The Flames have a lot of talent, and they could very well challenge for a playoff spot at season's end. But the early returns don't look promising. As of this writing, the Flames have accrued 17 points over the season's first 21 games, good for 13th in the conference ahead of only the famously bad Columbue Blue Jackets and the freefalling Anaheim Ducks — and even then, only just barely.
Things aren't sounding overly optimistic in camp Calgary either. Flames' President Ken King recently admitted being misled by the team's strong play in the back half of la...