Anaheim Ducks Boston Bruins Buffalo Sabres Calgary Flames Carolina Hurricanes Chicago Blackhawks Colorado Avalanche Columbus Blue Jackets Dallas Stars Detroit Red Wings Edmonton Oilers Florida Panthers Los Angeles Kings Minnesota Wild Montreal Canadiens Nashville Predators New Jersey Devils New York Islanders New York Rangers Ottawa Senators Philadelphia Flyers Phoenix Coyotes Pittsburgh Penguins San Jose St. Louis Blues Tampa Bay Lightning Toronto Maple Leafs Vancouver Canucks Washington Capitals Winnipeg Jets
Magazine Schedule Rumors Rankings Teams Headlines Lifestyle Rookie Watch Ice Girls Videos TFP Radio Subscribe
Bookmark and Share
January 8, 2013 | 2:30pm ET
Iginla's last season in Calgary?
TheFourthPeriod.com

Flames captain Jarome Iginla is entering the final year of his five-year contract and speculation is running wild over his future in Calgary, the Globe and Mail reports.

Iginla, 35, can become an unrestricted free agent this summer.

"It would be my preference to stay here for sure and play on a good team here, which I think we will be -- and to win here. It is home," Iginla told reporters. "That's where my focus is -- getting ready and having a great season as a team and to play well for this team."

It was widely reported throughout last season that the Flames would entertain offers for Iginla, even though GM Jay Feaster said he was not interested in trading him.

Iginla, who makes $7 million this year, though that figure will be pro-rated as a result of the lockout, owns a no-movement clause and would have to sign off on any trade the Flames try to make.

"I'll be honest, I haven't thought about those different scenarios," Iginla told the Calgary Sun. "Right now, it's really just getting ready for training camp. Once the season comes, I'd like the focus to definitely be just on winning games. I don't know with (my agent) Don Meehan, when he and Jay are going to talk."

If the Flames fail to come out of the gate blazing and are out of the playoff race by the currently-tentative April 5 trade deadline -- trade deadline day will be made official once the NHL confirms its schedule at some point this week -- Feaster will have to seriously consider moving Iginla if he feels he might not be able to sign him to a new deal over the summer.


Extras  NHL Player Photo Shoots | Exclusive NHL lifestyle stories Lockout  Signings overseas
Magazine  Get to know your favorite players. Subscribe to Hockey's Lifestyle Magazine today!

Join US

SPEAK UP

 
 
 
 
 

TFP Newsletter

 
 
 
Contact Us | Jobs @ TFP | Our Team | Advertise | Privacy Policy
© 2013 TFP Media, Inc. | All Rights Reserved | The Fourth Period™ and Ice Girls™ are registered trademarks.