President and GM of the NHL's Carolina Hurricanes, Jim Rutherford, is proud to announce that the team has aquired an important piece in the teams Cup hopes for the upcoming season. Power Forward, Jarome Iginla.
Originally Posted by Jim Rutherford
I've made it known that this team needed to add some grit and sand paper, as well as some aditional scoring. With this move, I've killed two Jets (and a Capital) with one Flame. Jarome gives us some much needed depth up front, and we feel he will fit in great with the guys. We like our group.
Originally Posted by Jarome Iginla
I'm extremley excited to join this great group of guys in this rabid fanbase. I enjoyed my time in Calgary, but let's face it, they ain't going nowhere any time soon, and at the end of the day I feel like the fans here in Raleigh are better and that it's a better hockey town overall.
Originally Posted by Kirk Muller
This will give me a headache trying to figure out how to play all this talent, but that's a good problem to have right? (laughs) I have some playing around to do, but at this point in time, expect to see line combinations of: Jordan//Eric//Iginla, Semin//Jokinen//Skinner, Bowman//Welsh//Ruutu. I'll play around with the fourth line a bit, but you can be fairly sure that will be our top nine going forward.
Originally Posted by Jiri Tlusty
I'm sad to leave obviously, but I can go somewhere where there is less pressure on myself in Calgary. Hopefully I can take advantage of playing in a more low key market, and Hey!! I get to play with Anton again. Also, being in Canada, I'm hoping it'll be okay if I get naked more often like I used to in Toronto.
Originally Posted by Tripp Tracy
I absolutley love this move by JR. I always felt that after the departure of Anson Carter, this team needed a full time black guy. We are in the South Eastern U.S. here.