Jun 8, 2013, 7:22 PM EDT
Of course, the difference for many is that Iginla (and Brenden Morrow) rejected a trade to the very team that swept the Penguins.
“The Bruins played very well, they’re a very good team. I was fortunate to have that choice, and when you make it you definitely believe in the guys [in Pittsburgh]. We played some great hockey up until this last series,” Iginla said. “It also stings not playing well in this last series. These four games, I just didn’t play very well. That’s when you want to play your best for the team, and you want to find ways to contribute and be a part of these close games, and help it go the other way.”
At least his agent can point to playoff numbers that still look quite good on paper: 12 points in 15 postseason games. The former Calgary Flames captain probably cares more about the “still zero Stanley Cup rings” total, though.
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