Jarome Iginla Trade Rumor Update

Mar 22, 2013; Columbus, OH, USA; Calgary Flames right wing Jarome Iginla (12) carries the puck against the Columbus Blue Jackets during the third period at Nationwide Arena. Columbus beat Calgary 5-1. Mandatory Credit: Russell LaBounty-USA TODAY Sports

The Calgary Flames have remained very tight lipped about the situation with Jarome Iginla according to Elliote Friedman of the CBC. Iginla however did say this:

“Honestly, we’ve made it this far in the year. There is a lot of speculation — about our team and me individually. Now, with an important win for our team, it will work itself out in whatever it is — a week away. I don’t want to contribute to it.”

Personally I think Iginla is right. Although he is in control, it is not his job to make the deal, it is his job to play hockey. He shouldn’t have to answer questions about trade rumors.

James Murphy of ESPN reported that if the Boston Bruins were to get Iginla, the Flames would want Malcolm Subban. The Flames are looking for a young defensive prospect to g along with a roster player and a 1st round draft pick, and Subban would be the closest thing they have. A source apparently told Murphy that the Flames would want Subban, Rich Peverley and a 1st round draft pick for Iginla.

Another ESPN reporter, Pierre LeBrun, also commented on the Iginla situation. LeBrun said that the Pittsburgh Penguins still have cap space left for Iginla and would like to add him. He also said that with the Penguins making so many moves lately the Bruins may be feeling a sense of urgency in trying to get an Iginla deal done.

With all of this talk I would really be surprised if Iginla is not moved before or on the trade deadline.

Topics: Boston Bruins, Calgary Flames, Jarome Iginla, Malcolm Subban, Pittsburgh Penguins, Rich Peverley, Trade Rumors

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