Jerome Iginla Turns Down the Bruins, Joins the Penguins

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March 28, 2013 12:15 PM by Smash

Jerome IginlaESPN – Jarome Iginla spent 16 years chasing a Stanley Cup in Calgary. The Penguins think he’ll need only three months playing alongside the likes of Sidney Crosby and Evgeni Malkinto grab one in Pittsburgh.

The league’s hottest team continued its aggressive dealing late Wednesday night, acquiring the six-time All-Star forward from the Flames in exchange for prospects and a first-round draft pick.

The Penguins sent the Flames the rights to college players Kenneth Agostino and Ben Hanowski as well as their first pick in the 2013 draft for Iginla, the league’s fifth-leading active scorer.

Iginla, 35, waived his no-trade clause for the opportunity to join the Penguins. It wasn’t exactly a tough sell for Pittsburgh general manager Ray Shero.

“He wants to win,” Shero said. “My expectation is that he’ll be a really good fit in terms of the team and the guys that we have.”

TSN reported earlier Wednesday night that Calgary and the Boston Bruins had agreed to a deal for Iginla.

Wasn’t that a fun night? Holy hell talk about a clusterfuck. After a bunch of legitimate sources said the Iginla to Boston deal was done, they got turned on their head.

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So it turns out Jerome Iginla wanted to join the now super stacked, powerhouse Pittsburgh Penguins. Both teams essentially had everything ready to go and just needed a signature. It sounds like it was a bit like signing day for high school athletes..just short of a table of several hats.

Can’t say I blame him here. Wouldn’t be surprised if his numbers jump significantly after dressing for the Penguins. He currently on has 9 goals and 13 assists. Get some playmakers around him and we should see the Iginla of old. Like just about everyone outside of Pittsburgh, I despise this team. However, they have a ton of talent which can’t be denied, and there’s a very good chance they’re bringing the Cup back to the Steel City.

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4 thoughts on “Jerome Iginla Turns Down the Bruins, Joins the Penguins

  1. Buzzington says:

    Idk what I am more shocked at…I cant pronounce his name or I don’t know who he is. Time for Baseball, March madness, and NFL draft…But Hockey lol

  2. BigD563 says:

    He is an ugly son of a beesting

  3. […] So the Penguins are the hottest talk of the town now. Just when everyone thought the Blackhawks would be the only ones going streaking this season, the Penguins are now in the middle of a 15-game winning streak. This isn’t a “we didn’t lose in regulation” type streak but a full blown 15 game, 30 points type streak. They went 15-0 in the month of March, after defeating the Islanders 2-0. In said win, Sidney Crosby lost several teeth and needed oral surgery after taking a puck to the mouth off of a Brooks Orpik shot. In addition to the streak, the Penguins also made big news when they signed Calgary Flames’ captain Jerome Inginla. Read more about that here. […]

  4. […] Jerome Iginla threw a curveball at the Boston Bruins and the Twittersphere, signing with the Pittsburgh […]

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