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Bruins really acquire Jarome Iginla this time

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10:28 AM ET 07.06 | The Bruins tried very hard to acquire Jarome Iginla from the Calgary Flames before the NHL's April 3 trading deadline and believed they had a deal, only to see the right winger exercise his prerogative and opt to be dealt instead to the Pittsburgh Penguins. How'd that work out for Iginla? Not too well, as he and the Penguins made it as far as the Eastern Conference finals, where they were swept by the team he snubbed, the Bruins. The Penguins scored just two goals in four games and Iginla didn't have a point in the series. But the B's intention during that initial effort to acquire the future Hall of Famer was to try and re-sign him when he attained unrestricted free agency. And in one of the biggest shockers of Day 1 of the free agent frenzy, the Bruins yesterday signed the 36-year-old Iginla to a bonus-laden, one-year contract worth up to $6 million.

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July 6, 2013  10:32 AM ET

A poor mans Marion Hossa?

July 6, 2013  10:33 AM ET

FN finally figure this one out?

July 6, 2013  10:35 AM ET

Now, how does Calgary feel about the last winter's trade? They took less from Pittsburgh to accommodate Ignila's wishes and now, just a few months later, he goes to the team that offered the Flames more.

July 6, 2013  10:37 AM ET
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Now, how does Calgary feel about the last winter's trade? They took less from Pittsburgh to accommodate Ignila's wishes and now, just a few months later, he goes to the team that offered the Flames more.

I think that was on Iggy not Feaster.

July 6, 2013  10:53 AM ET

So the Bruins think Iggy will make up for all the players they have lost so far?

July 6, 2013  11:12 AM ET

Wrong Boston Herald....the biggest shocker was Boston giving away a 21 year old with a tremendous upside to the Stars......don't see how swapping a 21 year old for a 36 year makes you better......the funny thing is if hits his incentives they'll be paying him more than what they probably would have had to pay Seguin....and if he doesn't hit the incentives...it'll be a boo fest in Boston everytime he touches the puck.....

July 6, 2013  11:29 AM ET

This is just a case of both sides settling for second choice (or maybe 3rd or 4th).

The Bruins got worse this off-season in my professional opinion.

July 6, 2013  11:46 AM ET
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This is just a case of both sides settling for second choice (or maybe 3rd or 4th).The Bruins got worse this off-season in my professional opinion.

See your guys gave Clowe a 4 year deal ......big of a risk with his concussion issues don't you think???

July 6, 2013  11:46 AM ET
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See your guys gave Clowe a 4 year deal ......big of a risk with his concussion issues don't you think???

**bit of a risk**

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July 6, 2013  11:54 AM ET
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Eriksson is 36??? I didn't think so.Iggy is a replacement for Jagr, not Seguin.

that's what I was thinking Rex...but Iggy better come out of the gate swinging .... Bruins fans aren't gonna give him a long leash when it comes to boos

July 6, 2013  11:54 AM ET
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See your guys gave Clowe a 4 year deal ......big of a risk with his concussion issues don't you think???

It was a five year deal. I think it is a very big risk. I don't know much about Clowe. I know last year he stunk. I never realized he put up 50 and 60 point seasons to be honest with you. It's confusing that Clarkson, who over his career has been a much worse player was talked about so much more. If he can put up 50 something points, great. But he like everyone with a few concussions is one hit away from being on the LTIR for the remaining of his contract.

July 6, 2013  11:55 AM ET
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You really, really, really want then to get worse, but I don't see it happening.They'll be fine.

You can't think they improved this off-season. I didn't say they will stink. I think they took a step back this off-season.

July 6, 2013  12:41 PM ET
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Eriksson is 36??? I didn't think so.Iggy is a replacement for Jagr, not Seguin.

Isn't Eriksson really replacing Horton.........no one is gonna replace Seguin......

July 6, 2013  12:43 PM ET
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It was a five year deal. I think it is a very big risk. I don't know much about Clowe. I know last year he stunk. I never realized he put up 50 and 60 point seasons to be honest with you. It's confusing that Clarkson, who over his career has been a much worse player was talked about so much more. If he can put up 50 something points, great. But he like everyone with a few concussions is one hit away from being on the LTIR for the remaining of his contract.

He was supposed to provide us with some toughness. ...and he turned out to be a bobble head....

July 6, 2013  12:53 PM ET

Good luck Iggy. Just not too much.

July 6, 2013  12:57 PM ET
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I think that was on Iggy not Feaster.

It was an Iggy.

 
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