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Iginla is so beloved across the country for his honest style of play, his approachability for media folks and his contributions as an Olympian that few want to actually spell out just how out of place he has looked so far against the Bruins.

He might be able to fill a third- or fourth-line role for Pittsburgh at this point, but it seems unlikely he can give Crosby or Malkin the type of player they can collaborate with against a hard-checking opponent.

-Damien Cox of The Spin where you can read more on Iginla.

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And hey, all it cost the Pens was a #1 and 2 prospects picked in rounds 3 and 5.

It’s important to note how spectacularly they fail, so the people who blast a GM for not making them might actually learn something about them.

Posted by HockeyinHD on 06/04/13 at 11:20 AM ET

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This is complete bull. I think Iginla has plenty left in the tank. What ails the Pens is that they stuck with an incompetent #1 goalie for too many years because of the contract he had and the spot where he was drafted. Oh, and maybe also they have played terrible team defense. Or rather, they haven’t played team defense. Their skilled D look soft, and their big D look slow and dumb right now. The forwards aren’t doing much to help them out. The talent is way better than the performance is, so go figure…

Posted by Nathan from the scoresheet! on 06/04/13 at 04:49 PM ET


Iginla’s been brutal, but keep in mind, Danny Genius is playing him out of position with a guy he has zero chemistry with and not giving him powerplay minutes.

Posted by larry on 06/04/13 at 07:05 PM ET


How does 12 points in 13 games equal “brutal”?

Posted by Garth on 06/04/13 at 08:04 PM ET

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