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Kings Would Have Interest In Iginla

from Pierre LeBrun of ESPH,

...it’s well understood around NHL circles that since Los Angeles didn’t spend the money it had budgeted for Ilya Kovalchuk last summer, there is indeed room in the budget and under the salary cap for an important acquisition before the Feb. 28 trade deadline. I believe Jarome Iginla is among the list of players the Kings have in mind.

That would go along with the character-type guys the Kings have added over the last two years, players like Ryan Smyth and Willie Mitchell. At this point, I don’t see any indication at all that the Flames would even entertain the thought of moving him. But I bring all this up given the stories out of Calgary this week regarding a possible rift between the Flames captain and the head coach (which was denied by both in the papers).

Iginla is signed for two more seasons at $7 million per year and also has a no-movement clause, so he controls his fate.

Of course, Smyth also had a no-movement clause in his contract, but the Kings persisted for almost a year before getting him out of Colorado in the summer of 2009. Food for thought…

more topics, some which were discussed on the Hot Stove segment of HNIC…

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John W.'s avatar

Might not be so hard to get Iggy to waive his no-movement clause the way the Flames are playing.  They’re playing the Caps at home right now and have given up 7 straight goals including 6 in the 2nd period alone, with Kipper giving up 6 of the 7.  Yikes.

Posted by John W. from a bubble wrap cocoon on 10/31/10 at 02:34 AM ET

UMFan's avatar

It would be really tough for the Flames to say goodbye to Iggy. Even though Kovalchuk would have been a tough fit economically for the Kings, at least he would fit the team philosphy. Kovalchuk and the Jersey just doesn’t fit.

Posted by UMFan from Denver, Colorado on 10/31/10 at 02:47 AM ET

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