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Report: Iginla resolves visa issues

Mar 29, 2013, 7:05 PM EDT

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It originally sounded like Jarome Iginla wouldn’t be able to make his Pittsburgh Penguins debut until next week, but now there’s at least a shot he could suit up for his new team on Saturday.

Iginla resolved his visa issues and hopped on a plane to Pittsburgh on Friday, according to the Pittsburgh Tribune-Review’s Rob Rossi.

Even if it goes through, this doesn’t guarantee that he’ll actually play against the New York Islanders tomorrow, yet it makes it far more plausible. It’s not like the Penguins need to rush him back in the lineup; they pushed their NHL season-high winning streak to 14 games last night, after all.

That being said, it would be a lot of fun if he ended up getting in the lineup sooner rather than later.

  1. thehighcountrybear - Mar 29, 2013 at 7:20 PM

    Well…Jarome should be expected to make his credit card payments in a timely manner, even as we among the hoi polloi are expected!

    • theageofquarrel - Mar 29, 2013 at 7:41 PM

      No video Blomfield?

  2. whatthepuck2012 - Mar 29, 2013 at 7:24 PM

    Noooooooo I’m going to Tuesday’s game! Wait till then! LOL

    • valoisjoeybfeld69 - Mar 30, 2013 at 11:27 AM

      It’s official. Iginla’s debut with the Pens is scheduled for Tuesday.

  3. gamechanger87 - Mar 29, 2013 at 7:25 PM

    Credit card pmyt?..whatever….lets just focus on the newest member of The Franchise and watch our continued dominance prevail. PGH IS CUPSTRONG

  4. penzfan329 - Mar 29, 2013 at 7:35 PM

    This has Nothing to do with credit cards lol

  5. steelers88 - Mar 29, 2013 at 7:40 PM

    He shouldn’t play tomorrow just give him a break until Tuesday let him settle in and get at least 1 practice with the team.

  6. jacketsfan7 - Mar 29, 2013 at 8:04 PM

    ^^^^ agreed

  7. jets4gold - Mar 29, 2013 at 8:09 PM

    Isles problem is they can’t keep the lead for anything. hope their remaining games are only 2 periods

  8. thehighcountrybear - Mar 29, 2013 at 8:23 PM

    I watched Jarome from day one in Calgary…

    He’s as hard as they come, and other than the fillings-in he took from Shanahan and Benn, he’s never truly lost a fight. Nobody willingly throws down with Jarome, and the probability any of the League’s toughs would try are remote…might as well stick their faces in a blender, the result would be less messy!

    Though his shot has tailed off, with time to crank it, Iggy can Pop it with the best…yet, throughout his career he spent so much time floating in primary shooting lanes he should have hit fifty or better during his prime, but failed to do so? And, Jarome’s a notorious slow-starter, sometimes failing to hit full stride until mid-season?

    Iginla’s a riddle wrapped in a mystery inside an enigma, and nobody’s found the key…

    Flames tried year-in and year-out to find players that could play with Iginla but could never find line mates that made him better; centres and wingers never seemed to stick, especially if either were demonstrably self-interested? A fact of itself difficult to understand because Jarome presents as highly likeable, on the face of it?

    Now he’s off to a new city, a new team, a new room, a new season…all ‘board for ego central!

    Good luck Jarome!

    Good luck Pittsburgh! You’re gonna be sorrrrrry…

    • atwatercrushesokoye - Mar 29, 2013 at 10:07 PM

      You followed him in his career and bloviate all these things but prove you don’t know what you’re talking about in your first paragraph, the one fight ALL Flames fans will acknowledge he lost was against Anaheim in the playoffs in 2006, it was game 6, the Flames were up 3-2 in the series and Iginla took on Francois Beauchemin, Iginla didn’t know Beauchemin was a lefty and got destroyed in that fight, that turned the entire series around, from that point on the Flames were listless and lost in game 7.

      You also claim that the Flames could never find the right linemates for Iginla, which is true BUT you fail to mention the fact that the Flames were usually trying to use lesser players or playing guys out of position in an attempt to piece together lines. Look at some of the guys who’s best years came with Iginla as a linemate Alex Tanguay, Craig Conroy, Kristian Huselius, Mike Cammalleri, etc.

      Let’s not forget Iginla has also played with high skilled players at the Olympics and he’s done well doing so.

      Also your comment about Iginla being a slow starter is generally true, he did so this year BUT you fail to mention that he’s found his stride recently and even if he does struggle early with the Pens have approximately 15 games (not sure how many they have left) where he can find that stride again before the playoffs.

      And finally your “expert” analysis of Iginla fails to even mention his biggest flaw, no one misses the net more on shot attempts than Iginla, surely in your detailed following of his career you would have noticed that? But again that’s less of an issue (non issue?) in Pittsburgh because they have plenty of scoring and won’t be counted on like he was in Calgary.

  9. seawurd - Mar 29, 2013 at 8:31 PM

    thehighcountrybear….go eat a dick and hibernate through the playoffs.

  10. thehighcountrybear - Mar 29, 2013 at 9:10 PM


    Freud and the Unconscious Mind…

    The unconscious mind contains our biologically based instincts (eros and thanatos) for the primitive urges for sex and aggression.

    While we are fully aware of what is going on in the conscious mind, we have no idea of what information is stored in the unconscious mind.

    The unconscious contains all sorts of significant and disturbing material which we need to keep out of awareness because they are too threatening to acknowledge fully.

    So, the unconscious is not like a dustbin containing unimportant or irrelevant thoughts. Rather, it is precisely because they are so powerful that they are kept buried.

    Nevertheless, they exert a significant influence…

    • handsofsweed - Mar 29, 2013 at 10:52 PM

      So, you’re saying that you daydream about eating dicks?

  11. csilojohnson - Mar 29, 2013 at 9:15 PM

    Your blomfield and idkjoey personalities are much more intelligent and comprehendable than this highcountrybear facet of your warped mind. Is that your “high on peyote” personality?
    Jerome does not need linemates to make him better in Pittsburgh. All he needs to do is hold on for the ride.

  12. thehighcountrybear - Mar 29, 2013 at 9:29 PM

    Jarome rocket surgeon, Jarome!

  13. thehighcountrybear - Mar 29, 2013 at 10:38 PM


  14. franchisethighs - Mar 29, 2013 at 11:24 PM

    James O’Brien is a racist. Just because he’s black you assume he has credit issues!

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