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Flames GM: Iginla won’t be traded

Jan 13, 2012, 12:55 PM EDT

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Jarome Iginla is staying in Calgary, says Flames general manager Jay Feaster.

“Iggy is going nowhere and we are going for it,’ Feaster told ESPN’s Pierre LeBrun in the wake of the Flames’ acquisition of Mike Cammalleri from Montreal.

Following last night’s win over Anaheim, Calgary sits 12th in the Western Conference, three points back of a playoff spot.

“Going for it” will be questioned by those who think the Flames need to rebuild, as trading away Iginla could fetch a decent collection of draft picks and/or prospects.

It’s also worth noting that, last year, the market for Iginla was limited by the number of teams with the cap space to make room for his $7 million hit. This year, there’s no shortage of teams with room.

  1. dougcan - Jan 13, 2012 at 1:00 PM

    Disappointing news for Iginla that deserves a shot with a contender.

    • gbiscottagecheesefatties - Jan 13, 2012 at 2:44 PM

      I agree. I am sure he wants out but is comfortable with his way of life in Calgary. Some people don’t like change and some do. You would think by now if he really, REALLY, wanted out they would grant his wish. Iginla will get his wish next year as I think the Flames will be a playoff contender this year, 7th 8th seed. Doesn’t hurt that MN will keep falling out of the standings
      – signed Wild fan

  2. brockohol - Jan 13, 2012 at 1:13 PM

    would look good on a line with Backes and Perron…just sayin

  3. yettyskills - Jan 13, 2012 at 1:50 PM

    LOL everyone has wanted Iginla traded for going on 5 years

    The Flames

    Of course they are not trading him, he is their everything.

    Color me absolutely not shocked one iota

    • yettyskills - Jan 13, 2012 at 1:51 PM

      there was supposed to be a “except” after “5 years”

  4. tmjm621 - Jan 13, 2012 at 2:14 PM

    YEAH IGGY!!! But i want to see him win a cup. NYR for wolski, christensen, avery hahaha.

  5. danphipps01 - Jan 13, 2012 at 2:46 PM

    He’d look damn good as a Red Wing. Then again, everyone seems to. The Canucks could use one player with actual backbone. The B’s could stand to upgrade Nathan Horton. The Blues need one primary goal-scorer. Lotta teams that could stand to grab him.

    • dougcan - Jan 13, 2012 at 3:05 PM

      Having watched the blues game last night – was very impressed with the aggressive, relentless forecheck but they lack scoring depth – if you have to count on Arnott there is something wrong – have to say he would add a dimension the Blues are sorely missing to put them over the edge come playoff time – that being said as a previous commentor mentioned…its Jerome Iginla he would look good on any team.

  6. ikillchicken - Jan 13, 2012 at 5:20 PM

    He should be. The fact is that the Flames are delusional if they think they can win now. They’re a bad, bad team and all these horrible patchwork fixes they’ve done over the last few seasons just make things worse. Feaster is the absolute worst kind of GM. He tells the fans exactly what they want to hear. It makes him popular but makes the team worse. Then he proceeds to make a bunch of pie in the sky trades and signings which rely on valuing a player based on what you hope he can be rather than what he is actually likely to be because that’s the only way the GM can hope to live up to his inherently unrealistic goals. As a result, you just end up with even more bad contracts and a worse situation overall. The only way they’re ever going to get good again is if they bite the bullet, sell off what little talent they do have and have a few terrible (er, more terrible) seasons in order to A) Draft some new talent and B) Get out from under a few of these terrible contracts they have.

  7. haterzgonahate - Jan 13, 2012 at 6:22 PM

    MISSING : Calgary/Vancouver NW division rivalry

    LAST SEEN: 3 years ago

    if found, please return to the top of the Northwest Divsion standings. you have been sorely missed

    Vancouver Canucks fans

    PS: this used to be funny, but it’s just getting sad now.

    • dougcan - Jan 14, 2012 at 1:04 AM

      Same could be said 4 years back when some of the most entertaining games of the year were with Colorado. No doubting that what used to be one of the most hotly contested divisions is now giving the SE a run for its money at the other end of the spectrum.

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