March 4, 2013
Jarome Iginla's slow start appears to be over
By RANDY SPORTAK, QMI Agency
One goal in the first 16 games of the season.
Five goals in the last four outings.
Talk about one extreme to the next for Calgary Flames captain Jarome Iginla.
Nobody in the NHL has their individual ups and downs followed as closely as Iginla — Alex Ovechkin may be close — but nobody is known for going cold to hot the way the face of the Flames franchise has done over his career.
It certainly begs a couple of questions:
How does a player, even with Iginla’s sure-fire hall-of-fame track record, have such swings in his production?
What’s he doing right now that he wasn’t doing before?
“I don’t have the answer,” Iginla said after a hard practice Monday at the Saddledome. “I would say I had lots of really good chances earlier in the year and you don’t always get the bounces. I’ve got good bounces lately. I feel good, when they start going in, you feel better, but I don’t want to over-think it.”
It’s not like Iginla is shooting