May 16, 2013
Alfredsson, Iginla still waiting to hold Stanley Cup
By BRUCE GARRIOCH, QMI Agency
PITTSBURGH - It is a tale of two captains both with the same dream: To win a Stanley Cup before hanging up their skates for good. The two careers have followed similar roads and here they are crossing paths in Round 2 of the playoffs.
For 16 years, Jarome Iginla, 35, was the face of the franchise and captain of the Calgary Flames. Then, on March 28 — days before the deadline — with the club going nowhere and trying to rebuild, he was sent packing to Pittsburgh.
For 13 years, Daniel Alfredsson, 40, has been the face of the franchise and the captain of the Ottawa Senators. He has never had to make the decision that was thrust upon Iginla, but their situations are similar in these playoffs.
Iginla won gold with Canada at the Olympics in 2004 (Salt Lake City) and 2010 in Vancouver. Alfredsson wore the gold medal with Team Sweden in 2006 (Torino). They’ve both been to the Stanley Cup final once: Iginla in 2004 and Alfredsson in 2007.