The Calgary Flames currently sit 13th in the Western Conference, fast approaching a third consecutive losing season.
With the rebuilding process looming, the team’s expensive superstar, forward Jarome Iginla, has become the subject of trade speculation and rumors in recent months. While an Iginla deal is far from complete and nothing credible has tied the Philadelphia Flyers to the former Art Ross Trophy winner, he could be a great fit on Broad Street.
Iginla comes with a $7 million cap hit for the next two seasons, meaning the Flyers would need to get financially creative to bring Calgary’s crown jewel onto the roster. But the benefits Iginla would bring a young offensive core in the next two seasons may be worth the big price tag.
These are nine reasons the Flyers should consider Jarome Iginla to be worth the major salary hit.