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02-13-2013, 04:39 PM
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I was unaware that Iginla missed games in the season due to contract disputes.
Not to the same level and Iginla was class act about it (as always but he did hold out)
When you think of players holding out for new contracts, you often think of selfish players who care only about themselves. You donít think of players like Jarome Iginla. However, Iginla entered the 1999-2000 season without a contract. While he still attended training camp (even buying his own insurance in case of injury) he still missed the preseason and the first three games of the season due to the hold out. He eventually re-signed with the Flames and returned to action. There were fears that he would hold out again in 2002, but that didnít happen as Iginla decided to return to Calgary.
Players that holdout aren't doing it just for the money it is the respect that comes with the big contract that they want, ROR wants the respect and money that comes with being his teams best player last year.
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