Thursday, March 28, 2013
Jarome Iginla Officially Traded to Penguins...
Well, that's embarrassing. I had numerous sources, from ESPN to WEEI to Yahoo! Sports telling me that Jarome Iginla was set to become the newest member of the Boston Bruins, but they were wrong, I was wrong. Everyone was wrong.
Iginla has just been officially traded to the Pittsburgh Penguins as of early Thursday morning. The deal will send forwards Kenneth Agostino and Ben Hanowski to Calgary along with a conditional first-round draft pick is Iginla is re-signed in Pittsburgh next season, per CBCSports.com.
I am shocked by this. CBC had this article up at 8:47 p.m. Wednesday night that I did not catch, but that was overlooked by everyone when the news hit around midnight that Iginla would be heading to Beantown. The trade deadline is still a few days away (April 3), and thus far, the only other substantial rumor has been surrounding veteran defenseman Ryan Whitney from the Edmonton Oilers. The Bruins defense corps is in rough shape this season, and a left-handed D-man who could bolster their power play could be just what the doctor ordered.
But either way, the Iginla news has ruined my weekend, so let's hope the Bruins can get back on the horse and get another big deal done.