How Jarome “Iggy” Iginla Got His Groove Back

November 7th, 2009 by Daniel Sallows Leave a reply »
If it were up to Jarome Iginla, the NHL regular season would always start sometime in November, as the Flames captain is notorious for struggling in October.

Let's face it, he will never be considered the Reggie Jackson of hockey.

After scoring just four goals and five assists in the first 12 games this season, Iggy popped in three goals and an assist in his last two games since October rolled into November.

It's baffling to hockey observers why Iginla struggles, but it's become as constant in the hockey world as Mike Keenan landing a coaching gig.

Who knows, maybe Iginla is distracted by NBC's new fall lineup? Or possibly he was preoccupied trying to land U2 concert tickets? 

Whatever it is, the Flames captain just doesn't seem to produce in October, no matter how well he plays. At times he was like watching an old episode of Arrested Development; you wonder how something that good just can't catch on.

However, his season's edition of the Calgary Flames seemed to go through October unfazed by Iginla's inability to find the back of the net, as they finished 7-4-1. Which is a sign we may not have seen ...

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