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The Curtain Is Raised In Calgary

from Elliotte Friedman of CBC,

Wanted to write a column on how Jarome Iginla and the Calgary Flames should handle the next couple of weeks. This kind of article’s been written 1,000 times by 1,000 people, so the challenge is to come up with something different. For better or worse, here’s the result.

THE DECISION

MAIN CAST OF CHARACTERS

Jarome Iginla: Calgary Flames captain. The franchise’s all-time leading scorer. Hugely popular in the community. Reluctant to leave.

Jay Feaster: Calgary Flames general manager. With at least six expiring contracts, has his first real opportunity to bring new energy into the organization.

Murray Edwards: A self-made success; one of the Flames’ six owners. He is chairman and director of the team.

Craig Conroy: Close friend of Iginla’s who moved into the team’s front-office after retiring. Initially wasn’t happy with being traded from St. Louis to Calgary.

Don Meehan: Iginla’s agent. His firm - Newport Sports - has the NHL’s largest client list.

Ray Bourque: Hockey Hall of Famer who, after much soul-searching, agreed to be traded from his NHL home of 21 years, Boston. He would win that elusive Stanley Cup as a member of the Colorado Avalanche.

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Vladimir16's avatar

Jarome Iginla for Cory Emmerton, Jakub Kindl, and anyone who isn’t named Lidstrom, Datsyuk, Zetterberg or Howard.

Posted by Vladimir16 from Grand River Valley on 04/09/12 at 04:43 PM ET

wolverine's avatar

Wow.  I think Elliot has too much time on his hands.

Posted by wolverine on 04/09/12 at 05:32 PM ET

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Man, that was a fantastic read. I hate to see Iggy go but I realize it is time. I will support his decision whatever it may be. *


*Just don’t go to Edmonton, Iggy!

Posted by Iggy_Rules on 04/09/12 at 05:34 PM ET

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Bleh. Elliott should stick to 30 thoughts, which are awesome. This is just stupid.

Posted by larry from pitt on 04/09/12 at 06:38 PM ET

tuxedoTshirt's avatar

This is the winger for Datsuyk.  Feaster would be foolish to move him though, the loss of prestige outweighs the return they can get by a long shot.

Posted by tuxedoTshirt from the Home of the 1937 World Champions on 04/09/12 at 07:30 PM ET

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I can’t believe Iginla hasn’t been dealt already. This guy is a class act and one hell of a hockey player…but put loyalty aside…doesn’t he want to win a Cup? He has no chance of ever doing that in Calgary. He deserves better. Like say playing top line with Pasha and Parise….awwwww. I can dream, goddammit.

Posted by godblender on 04/10/12 at 01:01 AM ET

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