For Real This Time: Jarome Iginla is a Boston Bruin


Jun 5, 2013; Boston, MA, USA; Pittsburgh Penguins right wing Jarome Iginla (12) keeps the puck away from Boston Bruins left wing Milan Lucic (17) during the first period in game three of the Eastern Conference finals of the 2013 Stanley Cup Playoffs at TD Garden. Mandatory Credit: Greg M. Cooper-USA TODAY Sports

Just when one thought this off season couldn’t get any crazier, the wizard Peter Chiarelli has signed Jarome Iginla, 4 months after he stiffed the Boston Bruins at the 2013 Trade Deadline.

But regardless of what went down in the 2013 season, the eventual sweep of the Pittsburgh Penguins was retribution enough and Jarome has learned from his mistake signing with the Boston Bruins for a 1 year 6 mil contract using up the remaining cap space the Bruins have. Iginla had 33 points in 43 games during this past season and 12 points in 15 playoff games with the Pittsburgh Penguins.

Following the loss of Nathan Horton, this brings consistent scoring to the Boston Bruins. Alongside the newly acquired Loui Eriksson from Dallas, the Bruins offense has become very potent and dangerous making them the favorites in Division C next year. Like he would have before stiffing the Bruins, Iginla adds a veteran force as well as a very good scoring force. With the way the powerplay had improved with Jagr’s introduction to the team, the Bruins will improve even more now that two consistent scorers are on the team. It’s a nice feeling to have a strong offensive team now, and while Claude’s system is offense first it’s not gonna stop Iginla and Eriksson from lighting it up in Bruins uniforms.

Welcome to the Black & Gold Jarome, hopefully this time things can work out.