The media is sometimes a little laughable.
The Calgary Herald headline: "Willing To Waive" with a picture if Iginla
The Calgary Sun headline: "Iggy Believes!"...sound different?
I listen to the question, it was, (I'm paraphrasing here), "Iggy, there has been a lot of speculation regarding you being traded, can you give us your thoughts on that?"
He responded (again paraphrasing), "I love it here, I love playing here, my family is here I pretty much grew up here. this is where I've always played, I want to stay. If they asked me to be traded I will respect that but I want to stay. I want to win, I think we can win and that we are really close."
You wonder why players always give stock answers? And they say us bloggers just make stuff up!
It's strange, there are players already being signed to extensions, being recalled and coaches and G.M.'s being fired. The Flames brass is super quiet. I know they are doing their "evaluation process" but for some reason this quiet feels different and I have to wonder if it's because ownership hasn't made a final decision on Darryl Sutter.
Ian White, Eric Nystrom, Brett Sutter, Matt Pelech, Kris Chucko, Matt Keetley, Gord Baldwin, J.d. Watt, Brett Palin, David Van Der Gulik and Cam Cunning are all RFA's and have to have their qualifying offers.
Chris Higgins, Jamal Mayers, Craig Conroy, Brian McGrattan, Vesa Toskala, Colin Stuart, Carsen Germyn, Garth Murray, Andy Delmore are all UFA.
Marc Giordano will need an extension.
There is a draft and free agency.
There really is not a lot of time to sit there twiddling thumbs asking themselves how they did. Fans are demanding some action, we need something to make us believe soon!
I would love to see the penguins repeat, we need a new dynasty! On another note I love watching Datsyuk play hockey, that guy is simply amazing. The thing about watching the penguins and the Wings play is that they give me the number one center blues...