I seriously wasn’t going to post more than one hockey story a night, but then I saw this tweet from TSN’s Bob McKenzie:
Now hearing Jarome Iginla has been traded to the Pittsburgh Penguins. Done deal.
— Bob McKenzie (@TSNBobMcKenzie) March 28, 2013
Iginla is an aging winger who still has lots of potential, with 525 goals to his resume, along with two Rocket Richards, an Art Ross, a Person, a Messier Leadership Award, and a King Clancy – not to mention two Olympic Gold Medals, a World Championship and World Cup Gold, and a World Junior Gold. Most importantly, Iginla will reunite with his centre from Vancouver 2010, a guy who also happens to be the greatest player in the world – Sidney Crosby. And assuming he doesn’t get his chemistry back, Iginla has a chance to get going with Evgeni Malkin, who’s no slouch himself.
Good luck, Jarome Iginla, on your quest to win a Stanley Cup. You surely take the goodwill of the city of Calgary with you, much as Ray Bourque did 13 years ago when he was traded to Colorado. Also – I’m thoroughly glad you didn’t get traded to Boston!