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Iginla hoping to stay in Boston past this season

Aug 5, 2013, 1:05 PM EDT

Jarome Iginla AP

Jarome Iginla has yet to play a game for the Boston Bruins but he’s hoping he can make Boston his home for more than just this year.

Courtesy of Caryn Switaj of the Bruins’ site, Iginla is still speaking glowingly about his new hometown and it’s got him feeling all warm and fuzzy.

“I’ve heard great things about the city and hopefully things go really well and we have a great year as a team and I’d like to play there longer than one year.”

At 36 years-old, Iginla likely isn’t all that itchy to become a journeyman. Joining a Bruins team that’s seen a lot of turnover this summer presents him with the challenge of recapturing his scoring touch for a team that could use the lift. Just two years ago, he scored 32 goals and had 43 the season before that. If he can put up numbers close to that, he won’t have to worry about leaving Boston.

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  1. DonkeyStick - Aug 5, 2013 at 1:42 PM

    Like it enough to sign a 4 year contract to stay there? Naaah, didn’t think so.

    • tru2joelu4eva - Aug 5, 2013 at 2:21 PM

      that’s probably not his decision to make at this point.

  2. dropthepuckeh - Aug 5, 2013 at 2:30 PM

    Just saying the right thing as any good P.R. firm would advise. I’m pretty sure he said the same thing about hoping to stay in Pitt when they acquired him last year. Let’s hope he plays well and stays a couple years…

    • jpelle82 - Aug 5, 2013 at 2:58 PM

      he did, but what else is he supposed to say?

      • dropthepuckeh - Aug 5, 2013 at 2:59 PM

        Nothing – I didn’t say I disagree with it dude. It’s basically a non-story though. Right?

      • jpelle82 - Aug 6, 2013 at 1:42 PM


  3. LampyB - Aug 5, 2013 at 3:25 PM

    He probably hated Pitt. There wasnt room for him, he’d always be a second or third liner shadowing malkin, neil, crosby, etc. boston will most likely be a much better fit…

  4. billyhauntswizards - Aug 5, 2013 at 4:34 PM

    I’m STILL surprised he’s a Bruin to begin with.

    • endusersolutions2013 - Aug 5, 2013 at 6:14 PM

      Some pride-swallowing in part.

  5. nhstateline - Aug 5, 2013 at 6:31 PM

    Hopefully they told him that there are nice houses in good neighborhoods in his price range that are available. I bet he’d love Brookline and he could take the T to the regular season games. Horton seemed to have never gotten that message……

    I’m not sure how they could make a longer term deal with him work given their cap situation. They still have Krecji to sign and that’s not going to be cheap……

    • colby7 - Aug 5, 2013 at 8:56 PM

      Better be nice houses in his price range..

  6. pastabelly - Aug 5, 2013 at 11:37 PM

    Krejci signed a three year extension last year. Why the concern?

    • nhstateline - Aug 6, 2013 at 12:30 PM

      Chara got a max contract, Bergy got a max contract, Rask got a very good contract. If I’m Krejci I’m watching this and thinking about my next list of demands while keeping a clip file of all the things opposing teams say in the playoffs about how I’m the guy on the Bruins they need to shut down first. The last contract was good but the next one is when he’ll rightly want to lock in big money for big years. This will give the Bruins a decision that I don’t envy them having to make.

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