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Old 11-14-2017, 07:02 AM   #1
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Burke said his Calgary Flames took a long, hard look at not only Jaromir Jagr but also 40-year-old Flames icon Jarome Iginla—a potential signing of “a very serious veteran player” that would have rocked Alberta.

“We never made an offer to Jarome Iginla, but I think a player of that stature who had accomplished so much as a Calgary Flame, we spent a lot of time on him,” Burke told Sportsnet Monday.


“Is there a way that Jarome can contribute to our hockey club? Would it knock a kid out of a box? That’s the problem when you sign a 40-plus-year-old player. You’re taking a job from a younger player. Is that a sensible thing to do?”

Iginla, who is recovering from minor surgery, remains an unrestricted free agent. His preference is to land an NHL gig this winter.

Would the Flames, whose offence ranks 25th overall, still consider adding Iginla? “No,” Burke said. “We’re not looking at changes in that way.”
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Old 11-14-2017, 07:29 AM   #2
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Post-apex Jarome isnt gonna help a team needing offense.
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correct decision. Head over heart.
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Good. Now we can all move on.
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Old 11-14-2017, 08:07 AM   #5
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So the rumours did in fact have some traction
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Old 11-14-2017, 08:13 AM   #6
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Thank goodness.
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Old 11-14-2017, 08:40 AM   #7
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Flames offence seems fine these days
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Hopefully Iggy signs the one day deal at some point to retire as a Flame, but that's all the team should be doing.
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For some reason it makes me happy that the rumors that were swirling had some truth to them.

I was probably the most ardent supporter of bringing Iggy back, but you can't mess with what we have now. It would have been magical to have him for a run, but that ship sailed 17 games ago.
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Old 11-14-2017, 12:23 PM   #10
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Really the only reason I would want Iginla signed, other than a retirement contract, would be to avoid him wearing ugly orange.
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Old 11-14-2017, 12:32 PM   #11
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Hey imagine that, the management team actually considers the impact of veteran signings on young players.

Reading some of the posters on here, you would think management hates young players and loves veterans, despite the fact that the Flames are one of the youngest teams in the league and that includes Jagr dragging the average up.
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Old 11-14-2017, 12:43 PM   #12
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I think the door really slammed shut when we signed Jagr. No room for him at this point unless maybe Brouwer suffers an injury bad enough to be on LTIR for a while.

Iginla might be passable as the 4th line policeman. But I'm pretty sure he isn't on the friendliest of terms with Versteeg, who bombarded him with racial/family slurs during the playoff series with the Hawks.
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I think the door really slammed shut when we signed Jagr. No room for him at this point unless maybe Brouwer suffers an injury bad enough to be on LTIR for a while.

Iginla might be passable as the 4th line policeman. But I'm pretty sure he isn't on the friendliest of terms with Versteeg, who bombarded him with racial/family slurs during the playoff series with the Hawks.
Um, come again? This is news to me.
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Old 11-14-2017, 12:50 PM   #14
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Is our offence still 25th? Think we would've made up some ground the past 4 games.
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Pierre McGuire referenced the verbal abuse received by Iginla several times when he was between the benches during that series. He mentioned that the stuff being hurled at Iginla was the worst he had ever heard.

Now I had not ever heard it was either racial, nor oriented towards his family. Nor that it came from Versteeg.
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Um, come again? This is news to me.
Yes, I'd like to see evidence of this.
Versteeg talks a lot of trash but I'd like to believe he is above that.
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Um, come again? This is news to me.
It would have been during the 09 series. That was a particularly hateful series between the teams from what I recall.

While I frown on that kinda stuff, Kris was still an upstart, wet-behind-the-ears NHL sophomore who probably didn't know better and was trying to knock one of the best players in the league at the time off his game. I can see where the reasoning came from, at the very least.
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I think the door really slammed shut when we signed Jagr. No room for him at this point unless maybe Brouwer suffers an injury bad enough to be on LTIR for a while.

Iginla might be passable as the 4th line policeman. But I'm pretty sure he isn't on the friendliest of terms with Versteeg, who bombarded him with racial/family slurs during the playoff series with the Hawks.
I remember the "incident" you are referring too, but I'd say that statement is strong enough in accusation that should be required to back that up with some facts. You can't just throw around "person X" made racial slurs unless you can prove it.
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It would have been during the 09 series. That was a particularly hateful series between the teams from what I recall.

While I frown on that kinda stuff, Kris was still an upstart, wet-behind-the-ears NHL sophomore who probably didn't know better and was trying to knock one of the best players in the league at the time off his game. I can see where the reasoning came from, at the very least.
And you know for a fact that he did indeed do this?
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I remember the "incident" you are referring too, but I'd say that statement is strong enough in accusation that should be required to back that up with some facts. You can't just throw around "person X" made racial slurs unless you can prove it.
Yeah, I'll admit can't find a source that specifies that the abuse came specifically from Versteeg, nor confirm the true nature of the comments. I'd treat it as nothing more than a rumor since this is from a decade ago and I'm merely piecing it together from memory.
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