NHL Trade Rumours: Jarome Iginla’s Streak Making It More Likely He’ll Be Dealt?

November 23rd, 2010 by LaToya Wilson Leave a reply »
Well, the short answer is no—at least not this season.

The long answer contains multiple factors.

Yes, Jarome Iginla is on a hot streak. Why this is surprising to anyone is beyond me.

However, there is a reason behind this. 

As Eric Francis confirmed on Hockey Night in Canada on November 20th, Iginla was told by the Calgary Flames organization that he would not be traded this season. Is it coincidental that the previous night, Iginla scored a hat trick against the Chicago Blackhawks and has subsequently tallied an additional three goals and an assist since? 

Perhaps the pressure is now off and Iginla can shine like he normally does. But if the Calgary Flames end up missing the playoffs again this season, will Iginla then be traded or will he even ask for one beforehand? Is this hot streak increasing his trade value?

I was personally skeptical to believe any trade rumours about Iginla to begin with, especially considering that this would, in a way, be an admission of failure for Darryl Sutter and that's just not going to happen.

As it turned out, there was no merit to the Los Angeles ...

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