Iginla and His Agent Reportedly Meeting With Other Teams


Apr 24, 2014; Detroit, MI, USA; Boston Bruins right wing Jarome Iginla (12) celebrates his overtime goal against the Detroit Red Wings in game four of the first round of the 2014 Stanley Cup Playoffs at Joe Louis Arena. Boston won 3-2 in overtime. Mandatory Credit: Rick Osentoski-USA TODAY Sports

Iginla to Look Elsewhere

Jarome Iginla‘s agent has anticipated his client’s departure from Boston, organizing meetings with NHL teams across the league, according to Canadian outlet Sportsnet.

The Boston Bruins don’t have an ideal cap situation by any stretch, and it’s easy to realize that the 37-year-old had a top-quality 2013-14 season. Now, he wants to get paid in that fashion.

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Obviously, Iginla has stated his desire to be a part of a winning franchise, one that can get him Lord Stanley’s hardware before retirement, but the business side of hockey has to work out in his favor to some degree.

The B’s signed Iginla on an incentive-laden contract when he left the Pittsburgh Penguins last summer. However, there is a very slim chance that Iggy would accept similar payment, given his considerable offensive impact (tied with Bergeron for first on team in goals).

Peter Chiarelli hasn’t completely ruled out the signing, though, as a consultation will take place at the NHL Draft with Iginla, Meehan and the Bruins’ GM.