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Report: Jarome Iginla traded to Boston Bruins (Update: Nope)

Mar 28, 2013, 12:18 AM EDT

So, apparently, a deal between the Boston Bruins and Calgary Flames for Jarome Iginla was going to happen tonight after all.

And so, this would mark the end of an era in Calgary.

Aaron Ward of TSN reported the news first on Twitter just a few moments ago.

There were reports out of Boston tonight that there would be no announcement regarding a possible Iginla trade tonight.

Iginla, 35, scored 525 goals in 1,219 games with the Calgary Flames, after beginning his NHL career with that team in 1996-97.

Update: In a stunning turn of events, Iginla has been dealt to Pittsburgh. Read all about it here.

  1. trbowman - Mar 28, 2013 at 12:21 AM

    Iginla is one of my favorite non-Sabres of all time.

    This news saddens me. I’m of the opinion he’ll look awful in a B’s sweater. I suspect Boston fans will beg to differ with my opinion.

    • ucaneverscorenoughgoals - Mar 28, 2013 at 1:42 AM

      I don’t think Boston fans will ever get the chance to. And you never have to worry about seeing him in a B’s sweater……:)!!!!!!!!!!!!

      • nothanksimdriving123 - Mar 28, 2013 at 1:50 AM

        Seems he’s heading to Pittsburgh. Surprise.

  2. ravenscaps48 - Mar 28, 2013 at 12:22 AM

    It will be WEIRD seeing him in anything other than Red and White. Best of luck to you, Iggy. No player in this league deserves a Cup more than you

  3. killerpgh - Mar 28, 2013 at 12:24 AM

    What’s with the 4:05 am time stamp on the Tweet? if this is true both the Penguins and Bruins added solid pieces without giving up anything off their current rosters. Should be a fun finish to the season. These “early” trades are gonna make the trade deadline less interesting, but they haven’t been that exciting the past few season anyways.

  4. solador78 - Mar 28, 2013 at 12:25 AM

    Love this trade. Iginla on the Bruins will be like Sundin or Messier in Vancouver.

  5. deezenucks - Mar 28, 2013 at 12:26 AM

    Feester got fleeced! They are saying the first round pick is conditional if he resigns. This was your chance to help the future and you blew it.

    • ravenscaps48 - Mar 28, 2013 at 12:27 AM

      Feaster should be fired after this season

      • murtdurt - Mar 28, 2013 at 4:19 AM

        This deal doesn’t get done without Murray Edwards stamp. This trade falls on him imo. Him and Jacobs are lockout butt-buddys anyway

    • stakex - Mar 28, 2013 at 1:38 AM

      Not really.

      Iginla is a free agent after this season, and with a strong desire to win a cup… he was going to be gone anyway. He might not have said that publicly, but hes not going to win a cup in Calgary. So do the math. On top of that, Calgary was limited as to what teams they could make a deal with… so a bidding war wasn’t really possible.

      So instead of having Iginla simply walking at the end of the season, Calgary was able to get a couple solid prospects for him, which is good for a rebuilding team. The pick being conditional is really a no brainer, since giving up a 1st round pick for a rental player would be quite expensive…. even if that rental player is Iginla.

      All things considered, this deal is pretty solid. If Iginla had more time on his contract, the deal would have been bigger… but hes just a rental player at this point.

    • hockeyflow33 - Mar 28, 2013 at 1:42 AM

      Still think so?

  6. dutchman1350 - Mar 28, 2013 at 12:27 AM

    It’s Russian prospect Alex Khokhlachev, Matt Bartkowski & a 1st round pick for Iginla.

  7. dt58 - Mar 28, 2013 at 12:28 AM

    Love when an athlete plays his entire professional career with 1 team but can’t blame you Iggy, got to do what’s best for you as we’ve seen time and again that teams/GMs do. Good luck. Hopefully we’ll see you in Red and White again but with a Maple Leaf on your jersey

  8. sportsfaninyyc - Mar 28, 2013 at 12:29 AM

    Gonna be lots of cars in Calgary flying Bruins’ flags!

  9. sjsharks66 - Mar 28, 2013 at 12:43 AM

    I can only imagine how much this hurts Calgary fans spirits. Tough loss for Calgary. Will be interesting to see how he plays on the Bruins.

  10. mclovinhockey - Mar 28, 2013 at 12:46 AM

    2 good prospects for a UFA… Not sure that’s a bad move at all.

    What if iggy returns to cal after this season? The GM would seem like a genius

  11. trbowman - Mar 28, 2013 at 12:56 AM

    First round pick is conditional on Iggy re-signing with the Bruins.

    Jay Feaster got bent over. There’s no other way of putting it.

    It’s still better than nothing – which is what they would have gotten had he not traded Iginla. Still, not much of a return.

    Khokawhatever is a decent prospect but the first rounder ain’t even guaranteed.

    • revansrevenant - Mar 28, 2013 at 1:14 AM

      I was saying the same thing to a friend of mine. I was like “PC must have pics of Jay Feaster in a compromising situation, because that trade is blatant theft.” He laughed.

  12. houseof666 - Mar 28, 2013 at 1:01 AM

    I like this trade. Got a solid pwf for the second line w/ Horton-krejci, and still have subban!

  13. phillyphanatic77 - Mar 28, 2013 at 1:05 AM

    Well plenty of people got it right when they suggested it was Bartkowski, Khokhlachev, and 1st but that seems a little light for a return. Especially since the 1st is conditional. Khokhlachev has the ability to be a 20-goal scorer in the NHL someday but Bartkowski probably won’t ever be more than a 4th or 5th defenseman. Feaster has to hope Iginla re-signs in Boston. Anyone know if the 1st becomes a 2nd if not? Or if they just lose the pick altogether? Can’t imagine that would be the case. Nice the trade is finally done but Calgary fans have to be shaking their heads a little.

  14. woodstakes - Mar 28, 2013 at 1:06 AM

    As a Wild fan i’m MORE THAN HAPPY to wave bye bye to Mr. Iginla… as he’s been a Wild KILLER for YEARS NOW!! Wish him the best of luck in Boston, he deserves to be on a contender!!

  15. jimw81 - Mar 28, 2013 at 1:08 AM

    Feester is worst than Scott Howson. He had a week to drive up the asking price.

    • trbowman - Mar 28, 2013 at 1:34 AM

      Scott Howson isn’t looking quite as bad in hindsight.

      Bobrovsky looks like a complete steal.

      They were never going to get equal value for Nash, but Anisimov is an underrated offensive talent and I like the young d-man Erixon. Dubinsky looks like their next captain.

    • stakex - Mar 28, 2013 at 1:42 AM

      …but he only had four teams he could deal with, and no one knows how interested the other teams were.

      Look, a lot goes into one of these deals. You think Feester didn’t want to get more for Iginla? Perhaps its possible thats all there was to get given the limits he had to deal with, and its more then he would have got when Iginla ran out of town after Calgary’s last game of the season.

  16. thehighcountrybear - Mar 28, 2013 at 1:09 AM

    Enough of the maudlin claptrap…flags flying on cars, more like champagne corks popping all over the city, especially among the Flames ownership group?

    Nobody I know in Calgary is hurting over Iginla’s departure. Frankly, they’re glad to see the ass end of the guy, and with good reason:

    In fifteen full seasons with the Flames, Jarome made it to the playoffs five times, bowing-out first round in four of those.

    Yet, this somehow entitles him to jump ship in search of a Cup…good luck finding it in Boston!

    And what’s this thing claiming Iginla deserves a Cup? Players who lead teams through playoff battle layered on playoff battle deserve Cups!

    Who is the clown perpetuating the myth perennial also-rans and over-rated underachievers are somehow entitled to a Cup, this while displacing players in another franchise’s system to stroke egos long over-baked?

    Unreal! The fantasy arcade opens at ten in the morning…

    • hockeyflow33 - Mar 28, 2013 at 1:41 AM

      You’re a moron

    • atwatercrushesokoye - Mar 28, 2013 at 1:45 AM

      You don’t know many people in Calgary then! I can assure most people are quite disappointed to see the face of the franchise go, we are happy that he’s getting a chance to win a cup though, he’s been nothing but a class act since he showed up here in May 96. But way to act like you know what’s going on here!

      And yes I agree with everyone else Feaster should be fired, but not before Ken King is shown the door!

    • trbowman - Mar 28, 2013 at 1:46 AM

      I sort of agree with you, though I’d word it much more differently. You can’t fault Iggy for the Flames lack of playoff success. He’s had bad teams and hockey, more than any other sport is a team game.

      Not to mention he didn’t even jump ship, he got traded which is what the team wanted to do.

      Although I do agree – it’s always bothered me in sports when players latch on to one team as a rental in pursuit of a championship. It just takes something away from it for me. The Bruins are strong Cup contenders without Iginla.

  17. dt58 - Mar 28, 2013 at 1:16 AM

    Oh long winded one…in those 15 years, who else was there? Hockey is still a team sport! Ya, you’re right…they let any “bum” play in the Olympics. What year did you compete?

  18. fusionix7 - Mar 28, 2013 at 1:34 AM

    What is going on? Now I see from Bob McKenzie and Pierre LeBrun Iginla was traded to the Penguins?

  19. hockeyflow33 - Mar 28, 2013 at 1:37 AM

    Better change the headline

  20. sjsharks66 - Mar 28, 2013 at 1:41 AM

    Just saw he actually went to Pit?! What the hell is going on??

  21. canucks30 - Mar 28, 2013 at 1:45 AM

    Love to see the look on Bruins fans who when they wake up tomorrow.

    • hockeyflow33 - Mar 28, 2013 at 2:27 AM

      It’s terrible for those of us now

  22. stakex - Mar 28, 2013 at 1:46 AM

    Dafuq? First its not happening tonight. Then hes going to Boston. Now its the Pens?

  23. Stiller43 - Mar 28, 2013 at 1:46 AM

    Iginlas a penguin for the pens 2013 first rounder, ken agostino, and ben hanowski

  24. thehighcountrybear - Mar 28, 2013 at 1:46 AM

    ESPN claims Iginla’s going to the Penguins…he may have a chance at a Cup after all?

    Disco Dan will have to find room for a third over-sized ego in the room and on the bench. Pull this one off, he’s coach of the year material…

    Just can’t see this being good for the Geno v. Sid dynamic, already strained and divisive in Pittsburgh…?

    • Brian Krasman - Mar 28, 2013 at 9:50 AM

      Explain your Sid/Malkin divisiveness line. I live in Pittsburgh and pretty much follow every single news item regarding the Pens. There is nothing to your claim of divisiveness. But hey, sometimes saying things on the Internet is fun.

  25. canucks30 - Mar 28, 2013 at 2:16 AM

    Well the Bruins did add Kaspars Daugavins today. Too bad there is no shootout in the playoffs.

    In all seriousness look for Ryane Clowe to end up in Boston now.

  26. canucks30 - Mar 28, 2013 at 2:53 AM

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