Flames burn Bruins on Jarome Iginla deal The Penguins have turned into the ice game’s Miami Heat.
“Well, they’re a lock, right?’’ said a laconic Boston general manager Peter Chiarelli, sizing up Pittsburgh’s Stanley Cup chances only a day after being told, and then untold, that Iginla would be a Bruin. “They’re good. They’re a good team.’’
As he is wont to do, Chiarelli, now nearly seven years in command on Causeway Street, took the high road Thursday in explaining the bizarre proceedings that led to Iginla making Boston the non-city of choice for him. Chiarelli looked tired, had every right to be exasperated, but repeatedly opted not to discredit the Calgary organization, though he ultimately outlined how Flames GM Jay Feaster reneged on his word. http://www.boston.com/sports/hockey/...E1J/story.html
Kick to the face, kick to the gut What the hell just happened?
The sting of losing a wildly uneven game to the Montreal Canadiens Wednesday night was at least tempered as Bruins fans went to bed with the comforting thought that Calgary Flames captain Jarome Iginla indeed appeared like he was going to trade his burning “C” for a spoked “B,” a shrewd move by Boston GM Peter Chiarelli that would dramatically improve the Bruins’ offense.
By sunrise, the stark reality smacked them awake like one of Tyler Seguin’s smelling salts. Iginla is in Pittsburgh, traded for an inferior package, and leaving Boston with a 1-2 punch to the gut with only one point in the standings to show for it. http://www.boston.com/sports/columni...o_the_fac.html
Bruins informed they had acquired Jarome Iginla But before midnight, the Flames told the Bruins that Iginla was going to Pittsburgh. The Penguins traded a first-round pick and prospects Ken Agostino and Ben Hanowski.
Sometime in between, when Chiarelli’s calls to Calgary met radio silence, the trade went off the rails.
“We relied on the fact that we had a deal,” said Chiarelli of scratching Bartkowski and Khokhlachev and promoting Torey Krug. “Now, these things happen all the time, more than you know, about deals going south for whatever reason. We believed we had a deal. We operated on the premise that we had a deal. When things were silent, in my experience, when things go silent, things are usually going screwy from your end. And it was.” http://www.boston.com/sports/hockey/...lli_bruin.html
Mis-deal, try again, Bruins Perhaps one day we’ll look back at the strange events that occurred Wednesday and use them as proof of the bedrock axiom of the general manager biz: Sometimes the best deals are the ones you don’t make.
Either way, whether things will turn out well or poorly for the Bruins, GM Peter Chiarelli did everything he could to engineer the acquisition of star winger Jarome Iginla. He didn’t just give it the good old college try because the deal was 100 percent completed. http://bostonherald.com/sports/bruin...y_again_bruins
Bruins must move on from Jarome Iginla Affair What’s done is done. Or not done. Maybe “undone” is most applicable. What really matters, though, is how the Bruins, so certain on Wednesday they’d landed Stanley Cup-hungry ex-Calgary Flame Jarome Iginla, go from here, now that he’s not.
Most of the focus will be on general manager Peter Chiarelli, who outlined his pursuit of Iginla during a somewhat extraordinary press conference on Thursday. The GM is also believed to have made an earlier bid for Dallas Stars forward Brenden Morrow, who was traded to Pittsburgh before Iginla. http://www.patriotledger.com/sports/...-Iginla-Affair
Reading these articles shoots down anyone here that says Chia does nothing and isnt working at helping the club. Think back over the years to when we used to hear rumours of the good players possibly coming here, only to have them fizzle and never, ever develop. Chia had Iggy coming here and Feaster pulled the rug out from under him. Chia wants to see the Bruins win another Cup and works hard to try and make it happen. This season might not work out, but he will do all he can to be better next year, and on, and on. One thing to think about though is this: how often in sports have we seen teams try to load up to get a championship, only to be shocked in the end when it doesn't happen? Bruins won in 2011 because they were a team. The additions of role players like Kelly and Peverly was what they needed. Did Pittsburgh add too much? We will see..................
Shero called home to tell his kids the Pens they got Iginla and they told him he was wrong he was a Bruins. Wow. All good articles but Fluto had a couple of jaw droppers. Gotta be Sydney Crosby biggest assist of the season
I am feeling better today from that kick and fall.. I like the way Shawn dances around when asked about Jerome going to Pittsburgh.. Jerome made the decision that's best for him.... Sure no doubt, but at the same time he is telling the B's that they just are not good enough, after watching the Habs game. Were just not good enough..
Let's blame the loss on lucky and strange bounces that went the Habs way.. Okay..
Thanks again for the links
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I am feeling better today from that kick and fall.. I like the way Shawn dances around when asked about that.. Jerome made the decision that best for him.... Sure no doubt, but at the same time he is telling the B's that they just are not good enough, after watching the Habs game. Were just not good enough..
What Iginla thinks I don't care.
If he thougt that Boston were not good enough following one game coming out of a 16 years veteran makes no sense.
Base of the story, if he didn't want to come, why put Bruins on his list? Fact is, Flames and himself prove words are not enough for man that can't stand for it.
That said - Iginla is in Pitts. Move on. Go Bruins