We’re less than a month away from finding out what sort of price Jarome Iginla is willing to put on winning a Stanley Cup.
If he’s as serious about capping his career with a gaudy ring as he’s led us to believe, then the Calgary Flames legend is going to have to take a drastic pay-cut to do so.
While it was always clear the 35-year-old Iginla wouldn’t toil for his standard US$7-million after this NHL season, what’s clear now is the haircut he’ll have to take to chase a Cup is far greater than he likely ever fathomed.
Not just because his stock took a hit as part of the Pittsburgh Penguins four-game faceplant, but because it’ll be hard for the handful of legit Cup contenders to shoehorn his skill-set and market value into their lineup.
Make no mistake, almost every team in the league would be interested in adding a hall-of-fame player and personality like Iginla.