January 14, 2013
Jarome Iginla's contract negotiations with Flames will be quiet
By RANDY SPORTAK, QMI Agency
CALGARY - Jarome Iginla and the Calgary Flames will talk contract.
Just no longer about it publicly.
Iginla and Flames GM Jay Feaster used Day 1 of training camp to address the contract status of the face of the franchise, but said they won’t do it again the rest of the season — unless, of course, a new deal is done.
“I don’t want it to be a distraction to the team, to myself. We have a goal and a mission. We’ve been out of the playoffs three years, with a shortened, intense season, we don’t need a distraction,” said Iginla, who didn’t skate Sunday due to a groin strain. “I believe in this organization and this team.
I believe we can be a very good team.
“My preference would be to play here on a great team and win. I think we can do that. My focus is going to be on helping this team to the playoffs and ultimately win.”