Jarome Iginla was one of the most intriguing names featured at the trade deadline this past year.
At first, it was assumed he'd be headed to Boston. However, He chose the Penguins, but failed to achieve Stanley Cup glory with them in the end. Now, he’s chosen to sign a one-year $6m contract with the very team that he somewhat snubbed last season.
I can’t believe the Boston Bruins actually signed him. However, this probably was more of a strategy to replace recently departed Nathan Horton and Tyler Seguin.
And I’m not trying to belittle Jarome Iginla in anyway. He’ll certainly be a big help to the Boston Bruins next season. He’s got size and isn’t afraid to use it much like teammate Milan Lucic. Iginla has exceptional puck handling skills, reads the game really well, and will be a superb leader for the younger players in the dressing room.
But even with all those positives, this must still have been a bit of an awkward moment for Jarome Iginla. However, this exact situation happened to Marian Hossa, and he’s got two Stanley Cups to his name now.
At any rate, the Boston Bruins have signed the player they really wanted. I for one think that $6m is a fairly high price tag for a 36 year old veteran.
I hope Jarome Iginla will be able to re-establish his game, and continue to work towards the ultimate goal of winning his first Stanley Cup. It’s clear that the Boston Bruins will be a somewhat new team next season, and I can’t wait to see how these roster changes affect the team next year.
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