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Old 09-13-2017, 02:43 PM   #1
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Default National Post - Jarome Iginla remains unsigned by choice

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"While player agent Don Meehan said Iginla has received offers in the off-season...teams are not exactly lining up to sign a player who looked a step or two slower last season. If Edmonton or Calgary or Pittsburgh or another team is interested in Iginla, they probably want to see what they have internally with their younger players first before reaching out to a past-his-prime veteran."
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Old 09-13-2017, 02:45 PM   #2
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Is all I have to say about that.

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Old 09-13-2017, 02:47 PM   #3
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I hope Iggy ends up in Calgary, Pittsburgh, or Nashville. I'll happily cheer for him with any one of those teams.
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Seems like Iggy and Jagr are in the same boat. At least one should get signed during the training camp period. I think it's silly for iggy to turn any team down but it's his choice.
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Old 09-13-2017, 04:00 PM   #5
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Seems like Iggy and Jagr are in the same boat. At least one should get signed during the training camp period. I think it's silly for iggy to turn any team down but it's his choice.
Well, he doesn't 'have' to play - he's made nearly $100M over his career.

I don't want Iggy taking any offer that comes his way just to hang around an extra year.
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This says to me that he wants to play close to home.

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That is one way of describing why Jarome Iginla remains without a contract heading into training camp. As a 40-year-old free agent, he isn’t looking to sign with just anyone. He’s got a wish list of wants that likely includes playing meaningful minutes on a Stanley Cup-contending team, in a city that makes sense for his family.
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Old 09-13-2017, 04:02 PM   #7
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So, Boston then.
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Old 09-13-2017, 04:11 PM   #8
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I guess he'll wait until the perfect opportunity presents itself (if ever). It may mean he plays less that 82 games this season, likely signing a month or so into the season.
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Old 09-13-2017, 04:39 PM   #9
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Is there anything stopping him from being unsigned until trade deadline day and then giving himself away for a pittance to the best cup contender?

Not that his choices for contenders last few years have been great....
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Old 09-13-2017, 04:40 PM   #10
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So, Boston then.
NYR, NJD and NYI are pretty close to Boston - a 30 minute flight or so (though like going to Edmonton, there's a lot more time travelling to and dealing with the airport) or a 3-4 hour drive. There's a great train, the Acela Express, that runs between NY and Boston, with a lot of comfort available. Philly and Washington are not much farther.
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Is there anything stopping him from being unsigned until trade deadline day and then giving himself away for a pittance to the best cup contender?

Not that his choices for contenders last few years have been great....
Barely any team was interested in him last trade deadline when he was in game shape. No team is going to be interested in him when he's not in game shape
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Is there anything stopping him from being unsigned until trade deadline day and then giving himself away for a pittance to the best cup contender?

Not that his choices for contenders last few years have been great....
Nothing stopping it, no. Other than he would have been sitting on the sidelines and not be in NHL shape. Pretty tough to plug a guy like that into the lineup during the stretch drive I think. Very doubtful he would garner any interest at that point.
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Barely any team was interested in him last trade deadline when he was in game shape. No team is going to be interested in him when he's not in game shape
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Nothing stopping it, no. Other than he would have been sitting on the sidelines and not be in NHL shape. Pretty tough to plug a guy like that into the lineup during the stretch drive I think. Very doubtful he would garner any interest at that point.

Even for.....ONE MILLION DOLLARS? **less most of the million dollars as I league min prorated for the couple months is virtually nothing
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Old 09-13-2017, 05:11 PM   #14
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Jarome Iginla will sign here when the arena deal of 1/3, 1/3, 1/3 is completed.

1+3+1+3+1+3 = 12.
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This says to me that he wants to play close to home.
That eliminates Calgary.
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Old 09-13-2017, 06:50 PM   #16
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Hopefully we can bring him home before the team moves to Seattle. Would love to see him retire as a Calgary Flame.
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Old 09-13-2017, 06:58 PM   #17
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Is there anything stopping him from being unsigned until trade deadline day and then giving himself away for a pittance to the best cup contender?

Not that his choices for contenders last few years have been great....
I could see him deciding to play in the Olympics with an eye towards signing with a contender just before the trade deadline.

The gold medal game is February 24 and the deadline is the 26th. I don't believe there would be any restrictions on him doing that.
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Invisiginla?? Really?

1st in GP: 1219
1st in Goals: 525
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I get people don't want him back; but let's not forget who this guy was for Calgary and how a cup was robbed from him.
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