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08-31-2004, 03:26 PM
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Report: Iggy turns down multi-million dollar offer from Flames

Jarome Iginla has reportedly turned down a 5 year/$37.5 M offer from the Calgary Flames ($7.5 M a year) according to various reports out of Toronto. Sources indicate that "Iggy" - as he is referred to as in hockey circles - is looking for a one-year deal (and 1-year deal ONLY) in hopes that the new CBA will lower the UFA status from 31 to 28-years-of-age. Apparently Jarome Iginla has developed some animosity towards Calgary GM/Head Coach Darryl Sutter over the departure of his linemate (and best friend) Craig Conroy.

Courtesy Bill Watters (Leafs Lunch on Mojo Radio and Leafs TV.) Don't shoot the messenger!

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Not that I'm shooting the Messenger.

BUT, when it is all said and done I'd have to believe that Iggy's deal will likely be a 3-year deal. Iggy is loyal to the Flames and the Flames are loyal to Iggy that is one of the reasons that he chose not to go through arbitration.

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If Iggy wanted his buddy to stay maybe he should of taken less ala Roman instead of trying to break the bank for himself ..theres no I in team but theres is in Iggy.

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Interesting. I did read on another board that Iggy and Conroy went to Sutter to work out a contract ala Kariya and Selanne last off-season. I would like to hear this from someone more credible then Bill Watters. I still think Iggy will sign a multiyear contract with us.

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He is making this up.

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I smell Bull sh**

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I wouldn't trust this too much...at all actually.

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thread closed until a source can be confirmed. The Mods may reopen it once that has been done.


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