The Bruins path to the Stanley Cup hit a road block after the Montreal Canadiens defeated the Boston Bruins with a score of 3-1 in game seven
The loss was undoubtedly emotional for the Bruins organization as well as the fans who supported the Bruins throughout the season, however the loss is also a massive blow to Bruins’ winger Jarome Iginla.
Iginla decided in 2013 that he wasn’t going to re-sign with Calgary after serving 16 years as the Flames’ captain. Iginla’s main goal, appropriately enough, was to do the one thing all hockey players in the NHL want to do – win the Stanley Cup.
With that in mind, Iginla passed up going to Boston and chose to play for the Pittsburgh Penguins with the hopes of achieving his life-long dream. That dream was put to a halt, however, after the Bruins swept the Penguins in the Eastern Conference Finals.
They say if you can’t beat them, join them, and that’s what Iginla did.
In the offseason of the 2013, Jarome Iginla signed with the Boston Bruins, looking to achieve his dream.
It ended up being a very successful year for Iginla, as he ended the season with 30 goals and 31 assist for a combined 61 points.
All was going well for Iginla in Boston, until the Bruins were knocked out of the playoffs, cutting short Iginla’s chance at the Stanley Cup.
So here lies the question – will Jarome Iginla re-sign with the Boston Bruins?
Back in March, it was reported that Bruins GM Peter Chiarelli was already discussing a contract extension with Iginla. Iginla also made a comment earlier this year insinuating that he was interested in resigning with the Bruins.
The only thing that could make this difficult, however, is the Bruins cap space.
Next year, the Bruins will not have a generous amount of available cap space to resign star players, and Iginla’s cap hit this season is not one that the Bruins can accommodate for next season.
If Iginla is willing to take a slight pay cut for another shot at the cup, then the chances of the Bruins re-signing him is very likely.