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Julien: Can't win Stanley Cup without players like Iginla

Boston Bruins forward Jarome Iginla (12) is congratulated by teammate Johnny Boychuk during NHL...

Boston Bruins forward Jarome Iginla (12) is congratulated by teammate Johnny Boychuk during NHL action against the Carolina Hurricanes at PNC Center. (James Guillory/USA TODAY Sports)

WES GILBERTSON, QMI Agency

, Last Updated: 9:20 PM ET

It was an ultimate compliment from a guy whose name is already engraved on the shiny mug.

“You don’t win the Stanley Cup … ” offered Boston Bruins bench boss Claude Julien, “without the type of players that Jarome is.”

In 16 seasons with the Flames, Jarome Iginla did everything but win the Stanley Cup.

Goals? Including playoff tallies, he scored 553 of ‘em.

Points? He piled up 1,144.

Jerseys? He sold thousands.

Autographs? He might, honestly, have signed millions.

He doesn’t have a ring, though, and he wants one.

Desperately.

That’s why he wanted out last season after dripping so much blood and sweat for the Flames, to chase the only missing from a resume that has already assured his eventual induction to the Hockey Hall of Fame.

That’s why he picked Pittsburgh as his preferred destination to waive his no-move clause in March, knowing that as long as Sidney Crosby and Evgeni Malkin are in their prime, they’ll always be a St


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