It's believed the Penguins will make a pitch for Jarome Iginla (left) to play with Sidney Crosby if the Flames put the pending free agent on the market this season. (ANDRE FORGET/QMI Agency)
MONTREAL - Don’t be surprised if the Pittsburgh Penguins get Sidney Crosby a little help.
While the Penguins’ captain is doing a good job setting a torrid scoring pace this season, Pittsburgh general manager Ray Shero is expected to go shopping for another winger and possibly a defenceman before the April 3 trade deadline.
It’s believed the Penguins – among other teams – have targeted Calgary Flames winger Jarome Iginla, who will be a unrestricted free agent July 5, as a possibility to play on a line with Crosby.
Flames GM Jay Feaster hasn’t decided what route he’s going to take with Iginla yet. If Calgary does put him on the market then the Boston Bruins, Philadelphia Flyers, Dallas Stars and San Jose Sharks are all expected to make a pitch.
Iginla would likely be given the right to choose his destination and the Penguins or Bruins would make a lot of sense if he wants the chance to win a Stanley Cup.