Jarome Iginla trade to the Pittsburgh Penguins…

By , March 27, 2013 11:50 pm

Wow, what a big win for the Penguins. They picked up Jarome Iginla and lost no current roster pieces and still have the cupboards stocked well enough.

Going the other way are two forward college prospects, Ben Hanowski, Kenneth Agostino, and also the Penguins 2013 first-round pick. TSN intitially caught a sniff of a rumor that Iginla was traded to the Bruins, and this was at first what was believed to be true (reported by Aaron Ward as a done deal). Sister station RDS (as well as Sportsnet) stated adamantly that this was not true as the Bruins were denying it. Shortly after, the Flames told the media to hang around after their game, as an announcement was to be made. After a whole bunch of babble, Jay Feaster finally spilled the beans that Iginla had been traded to the Penguins.

The deal with the Penguins looks better on paper than the one they had set up with the Bruins. One of the forwards (Hanowski) is a pretty big kid and put up decent numbers with St. Cloud State (is Lando Calrissian is coach?). Agostino leads Yale University in scoring this year. Time will tell on this one, but at least it’s better for the Flames than what they’d have gotten from the Bruins.

I think the fallout of the Bruins trade sets up an Oilers/Bruins trade, so watch for that soon.

3 Responses to “Jarome Iginla trade to the Pittsburgh Penguins…”

  1. Metal&Oil says:

    I think the return sucks. Already drafted 3rd & 5th round players + what should be the last or second last pick of the upcoming draft. That just illustrates why Iggy should have been dealt sooner.

    Also there are reports coming out of Boston that Feaster told Chiarelli at noon yesterday that the deal with the B’s was going to be accepted. If that is the case then Feaster might have trouble finding trading partners in the future. The Flames should fire this jackass pronto.Heck, I’d rather have Tambo as my GM.

  2. Racki says:

    Oh yah the deal does look like it sucks. And you have to laugh at Feaster’s “don’t call it a rebuild” rebuild. He is looking like the Tillman of the NHL. OK not quite that bad..

    And yes, I can take solace in the fact that “at least we don’t have that guy as GM”.

  3. Metal&Oil says:

    Oh this just keeps getting better: The best of the 2 NCAA guys, Hanowski becomes a UFA if unsigned by Aug 15th.

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