Poor business decision, the guy is a beast, but the Flames are not in the upper class of the West and when a guy is near the end of his career get something for him because sooner than later he will not be worth as much as he is today.
I'd hardly call the 5 months he spent as Stars property part of his career.
If Nail Yakupov was traded from the Oilers tomorrow and spent his entire career in that city, became their franchise leader in points and led them 1 goal away from a Stanley Cup, no one would remember him as an Oiler.
Jarome has earned the right to finish his career in Calgary. Would be nice to see him get a ring, but he's one of the true good guys of the game and whatever he wants to do is fine by me. And who knows maybe he seriously thinks he can help the Flames make a run.
For those of you wishing/hoping/praying Jarome Iginla gets traded this season, NOT A CHANCE! Both Jarome Iginla and Calgary Flames ownership's desire is to keep Iginla in the 'Flaming C' his entire career.
Flames GM Jay Feaster: "Our intent is to have Jarome Iginla spend his entire career with the Calgary Flames."
This is the difference between running the team for entertainment (i.e. as a business) and doing whatever it takes to win.
It would make sense from a hockey perspective for Calgary to trade Iginla to a cup contender to receive some assets for him. Unless they get some major random breakout players, Calgary won't be competitive until Iginla retires.