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Flames try to keep Jarome Iginla trade talk from becoming a distraction

Flames captain Jarome Iginla is avoiding speculation about his future in Calgary as the trade...

Flames captain Jarome Iginla is avoiding speculation about his future in Calgary as the trade deadline approaches next month. (Stuart Dryden/QMI Agency/Files)

RANDY SPORTAK, QMI Agency

, Last Updated: 3:39 PM ET

CHICAGO - The Jarome Iginla watch continues.

It's to the point it supersedes the actual games any more for the Calgary Flames.

As the Flames prepared to face the Chicago Blackhawks Tuesday night in the Windy City (6:30 p.m., Sportsnet West), they were coming off a big win over the St. Louis Blues and sitting six points out of the eighth position in the Western Conference standings.

None of that mattered with Iginla in Chicago, one of the cities – although it's hard to find a spot where he'd fit into the Blackhawks lineup – believed a potential landing spot in a trade.


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