May 25, 2014, 11:55 PM EDT
The Jarome Iginla – Boston Bruins experiment was a smash success, at least during the 2013-14 regular season. Things didn’t go so smoothly for “The KIL Line” in the postseason, prompting CSNNE.com’s Joe Haggerty to hypothesize that Iginla will need to seek work elsewhere in 2014-15:
In case you have trouble with the video, here are some key points from Haggerty’s comments:
“Iginla appeared to really enjoy his time with the Bruins and the team has already expressed an interest in bringing him back, but it’s a very rigid set of terms that Boston can offer,” Haggerty said. “Realistically they can only offer a one year deal full of bonus money similar to this season.”
Haggerty believes that the David Krejci – Milan Lucic duo could really benefit from a speedy winger like Marian Gaborik, although it’s worth mentioning that the Los Angeles Kings may very well bring him back.
Still, there are two questions to consider:
1. Is Iginla willing to take another one-year deal or at least a short-term offer, if that’s all the Bruins can manage?
2. Would Boston be better off going in a different direction, such as adding a speedier option?
Do note that the 36-year-old scored 30 goals and 61 points in the regular season while playing on an incentive-laden deal that maxed out with a $6 million cap hit.
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