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Iginla and Flames trying to quiet trade rumours

Flames captain Jarome Iginla is aware of the rumours and rumblings, and he's looking to silence...

Flames captain Jarome Iginla is aware of the rumours and rumblings, and he's looking to silence them starting tonight. Photo by Al Charest/Calgary Sun.

WES GILBERTSON, QMI Agency

, Last Updated: 11:01 AM ET

CALGARY - Home, sweet Saddledome.

Fresh off an awful three-game road-trip that makes their four consecutive wins on home ice a distant memory, the Calgary Flames are back in action Wednesday night, hosting the Detroit Red Wings (7:30 p.m., TSN. Sportsnet 960) in their own building.

The Flames (9-11-4) find themselves at the bottom the Western Conference standings, fueling speculation GM Jay Feaster could shop his stars, including captain and longtime face-of-the-franchise Jarome Iginla.

Speaking at the Saddledome for the first time since a Calgary Sun poll showed about 80% of respondents would welcome a change of scenery for the 35-year-old right-winger, Iginla stickhandled around questions about his future.

“It's always after a real tough loss, eh? Those polls. Could we do them after we dominate some games?” Iginla said with a wide smile.


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