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Round 3 dredges up Chiarelli's feelings on Iginla

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07:18 AM ET 05.27 | Stay tuned over the next week or so for the Boston vs. Iginla narrative. In late March, Boston Bruins general manager Peter Chiarelli was explaining how and why he lost out in his efforts to acquire Jarome Iginla from the Calgary Flames. After it appeared the Bruins had completed a deal with Calgary for the perennial All-Star, Iginla invoked his no-trade clause and instead was dealt to the Pittsburgh Penguins. ... "It's been well-chronicled, the Iginla stuff and the Jagr stuff, so we're happy with who we got. I know he's been snake-bitten a little bit, but he's had a lot of chances; he's created a lot of chances," Chiarelli said. ... "I think we would've been fine with either, but we're very happy with [Jagr]."

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May 27, 2013  07:52 AM ET

I bet he's happy that trade didn't take place, now that we've seen what Bartkowski brings to the table. He, Hamilton, and Krug are the B's future on defense...Iginla is getting close to the end of the road.

May 27, 2013  08:40 AM ET
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I bet he's happy that trade didn't take place, now that we've seen what Bartkowski brings to the table. He, Hamilton, and Krug are the B's future on defense...Iginla is getting close to the end of the road.

Maybe you're right. Maybe it all worked out for the best. Still, something like this sticks in a GM's craw. They have huge egos too.

May 27, 2013  08:42 AM ET
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I bet he's happy that trade didn't take place, now that we've seen what Bartkowski brings to the table. He, Hamilton, and Krug are the B's future on defense...Iginla is getting close to the end of the road.

Sometimes the best trades are the ones that don't happen v

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May 27, 2013  08:57 AM ET

UFC 200? Iggy vs JJ in the first AARP cage match.

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May 27, 2013  09:20 AM ET

Gonna be a great series

May 27, 2013  09:21 AM ET
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.Iginla is getting close to the end of the road.

tell us something we didn't know...that's why he's a rental. And an overpriced one at that.

May 27, 2013  09:22 AM ET
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I'm not even sure it has to do with ego. The way Iginla backed out at the last second was sure to leave a foul taste in any GM's mouth.Either way, Jagr should be skating with the 3rd or 4th line. He is slower than a glacier and easier to knock off his feet than my 140lb. brother.

Agree...Chiarelli can't be happy with Iginla's actions, but he still has to be happy he has Bartkowski. Jagr has shown me nothing. He's had some chances, but can't put them away, and has absolutely slowed to a crawl.

However I would NOT, under any circumstances, mess with that 4th line by putting Jagr there. They are on fire, and don't need anything but to be left alone and skate a regular shift.

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May 27, 2013  09:27 AM ET

BTW...happy Memorial Day to my fellow vets and especially to those serving today.

May 27, 2013  09:28 AM ET
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Fair enough. They should switch him with Seguin then.

That would work for me.

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May 27, 2013  09:38 AM ET
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K, what actions did Iggy do? Review his options and choose one? This is honestly like Burke whining at the 09 draft that he thought he had a Kaberle for Kessel deal done, then Boston backed down when they realized Burke wasn't drunk enough yet to throw in that year's first rounder.

LOL!!


Iggy gave them a list of teams he'd accept a trade to. Before agreeing to a trade they should have asked him if he still was willing to go.

May 27, 2013  09:45 AM ET
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K, what actions did Iggy do? Review his options and choose one?

Uh, put Boston on his list of teams he'd go to, then at the 11th hour, after a trade was finalized, changed his mind and backed out.

But I'm glad he did. I wouldn't trade him straight-up for Bartkowsi now.

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May 27, 2013  09:55 AM ET
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Trade was finalized with Calgary, who were clearly still negotiating with other teams. Iginla was just given the options and chose one.

How do you figure they "were clearly negotiating with other teams" when it has been widely reported that Feaster call Chiarelli and told him the deal was done? Calgary was set to pull the trigger...Iginla changed his mind at the last minute and backed out. It was certainly his right to do that, but if he didn't want to go to Boston, he shouldn't have put them on his trade list.

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May 27, 2013  10:30 AM ET
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Well, the fact he wound up in Pittsburgh would probably indicate something to that effect.

No fair using logic on a Bruins fan. :-0

 
May 27, 2013  10:31 AM ET

I can totally understand the feelings in Boston. As a Penguin fan I was (irked) when Hossa left for the Wings because "they had a better chance of winning the Cup." I was also (irked) when Jagr wanted to come back to the NHL and made some noise like he was dying to play for the Pens, but snubbed the Pens offer and went elsewhere.

Iggy has played well for the Pens and I think he brings a degree of stability and leadership, but he isn't exactly dominating when he's out there.

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