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January 10, 2013 | 10:12am ET
Iginla plans on addressing future
TheFourthPeriod.com

Once training camp opens on Sunday, Flames captain Jarome Iginla and GM Jay Feaster will address the media concerning Iginla's future with the club.

Iginla has been the subject of endless trade rumors over the last two seasons and with his contract set to expire at the end of June, the speculation isn't expected to end any time soon.

"We determined internally the first day of camp we're going to address that right off the hop and ask Jarome to do the same," Feaster told the Calgary Sun.

"We want to make sure everybody (in the media) is there, address it all at that time, and then neither party will talk about it again. Will that stop questions in Detroit and Colorado about it? No, but in saying that, it gives Jarome the ability to say he's sorry but he already addressed it and won't talk about it."

According to the paper, Feaster has every intention of trying to sign Iginla to a new contract, but whether a deal can be ironed out remains to be seen. Feaster pointed out that he and Iginla's agent, Don Meehan, have enough time to hammer out a deal.

But as the Sun noted, Iginla didn't make the effort to start contract negotiations last summer, when the two sides could have started formal talks, leading to further speculation about his future in Calgary.

"All things in due course," said Feaster.

"Jarome has a contract. Donnie and I will sit down and proceed to see if we can get something done. In the meantime, we have a season to get ready for."


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