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Flames to address Iginla’s future next week

Jan 10, 2013, 2:06 PM EDT

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Apparently the Calgary Flames don’t enjoy the constant questions concerning Jarome Iginla’s future with the team.  As such, they’ll hold a press conference next week to provide the local media with the official franchise line.

“We determined internally the first day of camp we’re going to address that right off the hop and ask Jarome to do the same,” said Flames GM Jay Feaster, as per the Calgary Sun.

“We want to make sure everybody (in the media) is there, address it all at that time, and then neither party will talk about it again. Will that stop questions in Detroit and Colorado about it? No, but in saying that, it gives Jarome the ability to say he’s sorry but he already addressed it and won’t talk about it.”

Iginla, 35, has been the subject of trade rumors the past few seasons, with many suggesting the Flames should trade their captain and start rebuilding a roster that’s missed the playoffs three tries in a row.

Iginla has one year remaining on his contract, which has a salary and cap hit of $7 million. So far there’s been no discussion of an extension.

So, what could the Flames say next week? Could be that Iginla won’t be traded and that’s that. Or, it could be they’ll reassess closer to the deadline, but don’t ask until then.

  1. valoisvipers - Jan 10, 2013 at 2:14 PM

    I wonder what the trade deadline date will be this year?

    • danphipps01 - Jan 10, 2013 at 2:18 PM

      Who knows, but he’ll be wearing different colours by the end of it.

  2. spongebobsportspants - Jan 10, 2013 at 2:27 PM

    Trade deadline is April 4th I believe.

  3. misterchainbluelightning - Jan 10, 2013 at 2:39 PM

    “Iginla, 35, has been the subject of trade rumors the past few seasons,”

    It’s literally nearly a decade of trade rumors to be honest.

  4. misterchainbluelightning - Jan 10, 2013 at 2:43 PM

    Oh I promise you it will be

    Feaster – “We are not looking to trade Jarome, we will not ask Jarome if he wants to be traded, if Jarome requests a trade we will do our best to facilitate the request, stop asking. Jarome?”

    Iggy – “I’m not looking to leave Calgary, never have, and if that ever changes Im sure you will hear about it, stop asking”

  5. bigbadbruins77 - Jan 10, 2013 at 5:19 PM

    Iggy we would love to have you here in boston! You’d be a great fit and would be a big reason we won another cup! The media would respect his wishes and leave him alone, if the flames aren’t doing well come trade deadline, then pull a Ray Bouque and come get your ring! You deserve it.

  6. valoisvipers - Jan 10, 2013 at 11:05 PM

    Free Iggy…Free Iggy…Free Iggy….

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