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Lucic would love to play with boyhood idol Iginla

Mar 27, 2013, 3:14 PM EDT

Milan Lucic AP

Boston is reportedly the front runner in the Jarome Iginla sweepstakes, and Bruins forward Milan Lucic couldn’t be happier.

“For me growing up in Vancouver, I’ve gotten to see him play a lot,” Lucic, 24, told the Boston Herald.

“He’s definitely one of my favorite players and one of my idols growing up watching him play. I think it would be great if a deal was made. He’d be welcomed here with open arms in this dressing room. If the deal’s made, we’d be more than happy to have him.”

Iginla would be a big boost to an already deep Boston Bruins’ team. That being said, the Bruins might balk at the Calgary Flames’ asking price. Boston has also been linked to several other top-six forwards.

Lucic, like the rest of us, will just have to wait and see what Bruins GM Peter Chiarelli does.

“It’s something you can’t control, so you whatever rumors that are out there are there,” said Lucic. “You’re just focusing on the games that you have to play. That’s the business side of it.

“We have a great management group here that takes care of those things and whatever deal they feel is good for the team they’re going to make.”

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Report: Despite acquisitions, Penguins still pursuing Iginla

Report: Iginla submits list of four teams he’d OK trade to

  1. trbowman - Mar 27, 2013 at 3:16 PM

    Team that makes the most sense for Iginla is LA.

    Add to that, LA has what Calgary is looking for – a young goaltender overflowing with talent in Bernier. And unlike Malcolm Subban, Bernier’s ready to go right away too.

    • windmiller4 - Mar 27, 2013 at 4:48 PM

      im a kings fan and i don’t even want iginla. A lot of people seem to forget that hes an aging player, with maybe 2 or 3 years left in him before he retires. His production has already slipped quite a bit, for the right price he’d be great, but to give up Bernier, another prospect, and probably a first round pick, doesn’t make sense. Thats giving up a huge chunk of the future for a player on the back end of his career. No doubt he as tangibles that are huge for any team, along with great leadership, but it feels like trading some good pieces that could keep the kings as contenders for iginla would be a mistake. I would rather see them pick up a veteran defenseman like Giordano or Seidenberg. Especially since they have Greene and Mitchell out still, picking up a defenseman would make more sense.

    • valoisjoeybfeld69 - Mar 27, 2013 at 5:29 PM

      Shouldn’t trade a player like Iginla within your conference. Go east!

  2. sjsharks66 - Mar 27, 2013 at 4:10 PM

    I don’t get why he would go to LA. They just won the cup. The odds of them pulling it off again before he retires are pretty slim. I would put my money on going to Pitt if his goal is a cup within the next couple years.

  3. thehighcountrybear - Mar 27, 2013 at 4:23 PM

    Average over-rated as above average meet average rating below average…

    Mind you, Jarome would be plenty willing to get down and dirty when the bruising and bashing starts, a characteristic seemingly in hibernation from the emasculated bean-towners of late?

    Bears gone cubbies, hardly worth watching anymore…

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