Now that Corey Perry is off the trade market Jarome Iginla has made his way to the top of the trade list, and according to TSN’s Bob Mckenzie the ball is rolling on an Iginla trade. There are rumors that Iginla has provided the Calgary Flames with a list of teams that he would be willing to be traded to. There is a lot of speculation surrounding what teams are on the list and whether the list even exists. Some say that the teams on the list include the Pittsburgh Penguins, Boston Bruins, Vancouver Canucks, Los Angeles Kings, and Detroit Red Wings, but it still can’t be said with certainty that the list even exists.
Bob Mckenzie also pointed out that Iginla is in complete control of this process similar to how Rick Nash was in control of his trade from the Columbus Blue Jackets. The Flames are looking to entertain offers from a wide range of teams and drive up the price but it is entirely up to Iginla how wide the search goes.
Pierre LeBrun said on ESPN.com that it would make most sense for Boston, LA, or Detroit to pick up Iginla but the ultimate deal will depend on whether or not the trade makes sense for the Flames and how comfortable Iginla feels on the team.
Looking at the standings I think that of the teams LeBrun has mentioned Detroit would be the most likely to make a move at the deadline. They sit in 7th in the Western Conference while L.A. and Boston sit at 4th in there respective conferences. L.A. is on a 3 game winning streak which makes a big move for them at the deadline unlikely but Boston has lost 2 in a row and if they continue to lose they may be taking a closer look at Iginla.