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#1 Apeman711

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Posted 11 January 2013 - 11:45 PM

According to Hockeybuzz, the Flames will be holding a press conference next week regarding Iginla's future.
http://www.hockeybuz...-Week/171/48361
I'm not sure of the reliability of the article, as I was unable to find news about it anywhere else. However, if this is true, imo, it means one of tow things
1)We've signed Iginla long-term, likely to the end of his career.
2)Feaster is damn good at hiding a trade.
I find it more likely that we've signed Iggy long term, however part of me hopes that we've traded him. Not because I dislike him, but because I want to see him win. He's not going to do that here.

#2 KidKappa

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Posted 12 January 2013 - 12:01 AM

I hope he retires a Flame.

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Posted 12 January 2013 - 12:49 AM

Yeh Hope he says.

#4 s4xon

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Posted 12 January 2013 - 01:40 AM

According to Hockeybuzz, the Flames will be holding a press conference next week regarding Iginla's future.
http://www.hockeybuzz.com/blog/Colin-Dambrauskas/Jarome-Iginla-Presser-To-Be-Held-Next-Week/171/48361
I'm not sure of the reliability of the article, as I was unable to find news about it anywhere else. However, if this is true, imo, it means one of tow things
1)We've signed Iginla long-term, likely to the end of his career.
2)Feaster is damn good at hiding a trade.
I find it more likely that we've signed Iggy long term, however part of me hopes that we've traded him. Not because I dislike him, but because I want to see him win. He's not going to do that here.

The details of this were stated by Feaster during an interview on the Fan 960. This is just some freelance writer spinning those details into an article.

Here is the Feaster interview.

#5 DirtyDeeds

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Posted 12 January 2013 - 02:54 AM

The presser is to eliminate/decrease the constant press questions he will get throughout the whole season on whether he is going to re-sign or not.

Roger Millions asked him that question out of the blue in the middle of his news conference about the NHL and the PA finally settling. So you can see how distracting that would be for him to be constantly asked every town you visit on a road trip and by every visiting reporter when they come to town with their team.

I don't know how effective that will be as no reporter wants to be told I answered that question a month ago. He wants to hear those things for himself today in case the feelings have changed.

#6 The_People1

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Posted 12 January 2013 - 10:09 AM

According to Hockeybuzz, the Flames will be holding a press conference next week regarding Iginla's future.
http://www.hockeybuzz.com/blog/Colin-Dambrauskas/Jarome-Iginla-Presser-To-Be-Held-Next-Week/171/48361
I'm not sure of the reliability of the article, as I was unable to find news about it anywhere else. However, if this is true, imo, it means one of tow things
1)We've signed Iginla long-term, likely to the end of his career.
2)Feaster is damn good at hiding a trade.
I find it more likely that we've signed Iggy long term, however part of me hopes that we've traded him. Not because I dislike him, but because I want to see him win. He's not going to do that here.

Honestly, if he wants to stay in Calgary, then he has to put his money where his mouth is. The press conference has to be the announcement of a new contract extension for the next 4 to 5 years (basically the rest of his playing career). Even if he says he is in negotiations with Feaster to extend his stay in Calgary, that's not good enough. "Talk" is just all talk. The questions from reporters and fans will not stop with talk of negotiating a contract extension alone. It will only stop with a contract extension signed and sealed.

I suspect there isn't a deal signed though. We will be fed with the usual: "if Feaster asks me to waive my NMC, then i'll waive." Then we'll hear Feaster say, "I'm not trading Jarome unless he asks to be traded". This is simply code talk to the rest of the NHL that Iginla is available on the market. Most importantly, it means he will test the UFA market in the summer.

#7 kehatch

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Posted 12 January 2013 - 11:00 AM

I think the Flames and Iginla want to see how much success they find before making a commitment. I don't think it is any more complicated then that.

Unfortunately for us if we are a bubble team yet again this could go into the summer where we risk losing him for nothing.

#8 The_People1

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Posted 12 January 2013 - 11:12 AM

I think the Flames and Iginla want to see how much success they find before making a commitment. I don't think it is any more complicated then that.

Unfortunately for us if we are a bubble team yet again this could go into the summer where we risk losing him for nothing.

I don't agree and it's because it's no secret the Flames are a bubble team now and will be a bubble team in the coming few seasons. Meanwhile, there are options out there for Iginla to choose if he were to want a Cup ring right away.

Who are they trying to fool by "seeing how much success they can find"? What measurable result will the decision be judged by? The Flames are not a Cup contender. We could finish anywhere from 7th to 14th this season. Is it that if we finish 7th, then Iginla will stay long term? If finish 14th, then Iginla will leave? What if we finish 9th?

Just put the ring on the finger and go to the altar and say 'yes'. After that, move on into the future together. Otherwise, let's not waste each other's time.

#9 kehatch

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Posted 12 January 2013 - 12:09 PM

I don't agree and it's because it's no secret the Flames are a bubble team now and will be a bubble team in the coming few seasons. Meanwhile, there are options out there for Iginla to choose if he were to want a Cup ring right away.

Who are they trying to fool by "seeing how much success they can find"? What measurable result will the decision be judged by? The Flames are not a Cup contender. We could finish anywhere from 7th to 14th this season. Is it that if we finish 7th, then Iginla will stay long term? If finish 14th, then Iginla will leave? What if we finish 9th?

Just put the ring on the finger and go to the altar and say 'yes'. After that, move on into the future together. Otherwise, let's not waste each other's time.


Not saying it is right. But I think Iginla and Feaster both honestly believe they can turn it around. So does ownership who authorized 15-million in UFA spending.

What other reason are they waiting? If Iginla was certain to be staying the contract would have probably be done prior to the lockout. If he wanted to move on chances are they would have traded him during the summer. They are waiting for something, and the only thing that makes sense is to see how the Flames do with the new UFAs and a new coach.

I think Iginla's first choice is to stay in Calgary IF we are competitive and he will take at least the first part of this season to make his decision. It is a huge decision for him and from his perspective there really isn't a rush to make it.

It is possible they announce the signing next week. But that was the tone Feaster or Iginla used when asked last week so I doubt it.

#10 s4xon

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Posted 12 January 2013 - 12:26 PM

I don't agree and it's because it's no secret the Flames are a bubble team now and will be a bubble team in the coming few seasons. Meanwhile, there are options out there for Iginla to choose if he were to want a Cup ring right away.

Who are they trying to fool by "seeing how much success they can find"? What measurable result will the decision be judged by? The Flames are not a Cup contender. We could finish anywhere from 7th to 14th this season. Is it that if we finish 7th, then Iginla will stay long term? If finish 14th, then Iginla will leave? What if we finish 9th?

Just put the ring on the finger and go to the altar and say 'yes'. After that, move on into the future together. Otherwise, let's not waste each other's time.

Forgive me for not agreeing with you, but this year I have a very cautious optimism. Calgary hasn't seen this much buzz around new players and acquired as much talent in years. All these new acquisitions aren't just going to drop off their game, especially all at the same time. There will be highs and lows, but I don't see a failure in unison from everyone. If Sutter can make 9th, 10th, and 9th spots with the old tired roster we had, and his "wait till they come at us" style of play, this season should be an improvement at the very least.

The fact of the matter is, the cupboards aren't bare anymore, and with new higher caliber names, trades can happen on the fly. The fans expectations aren't the only ones that are high, but our new head coach commands excellence or you are out. I believe the Flames have the potential for at least 4th seed.

As for Iginla, he may sign, or he may be used for trade bait. Time will tell.

#11 Zirakzigil

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Posted 12 January 2013 - 12:36 PM

The press conference is not going to do anything except allow the media to ask Feaster and Iginla the questions they wany, and get vague answers in reply. Im not expecting anything informative to come out of it.

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Posted 12 January 2013 - 01:03 PM

I bet a deal is not done is cause Iggy wants a ring and knows the chances are that it wont have a flaming C on it so the plan is to get traded at deadline to contender for that shot at the ring and then sign back with Calgary as a UA

well one can hope

#13 dphilip79

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Posted 12 January 2013 - 10:49 PM

I think that feaster is going to announce that the Flames will let Iggy test free agency and they will not trade him on any basis!! He will say that if Iggy leaves....it will be on his own terms!!.....ie Sundin.

I think that this "statement" will both.....leave the choice in Iggy's hands....plus get us some SERIOUS trade proposals thru the year and especially at the trade deadline!!!

What do you think?

I think that feaster is going to announce that the Flames will let Iggy test free agency and they will not trade him on any basis!! He will say that if Iggy leaves....it will be on his own terms!!.....ie Sundin.

I think that this "statement" will both.....leave the choice in Iggy's hands....plus get us some SERIOUS trade proposals thru the year and especially at the trade deadline!!!

What do you think?

#14 geos

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Posted 13 January 2013 - 01:22 PM

I think that feaster is going to announce that the Flames will let Iggy test free agency and they will not trade him on any basis!! He will say that if Iggy leaves....it will be on his own terms!!.....ie Sundin.


Yes, we should handle Iggy just like Sundin... couldn't agree more... /sarcasm

#15 PokernHockey

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Posted 13 January 2013 - 02:16 PM

Yes, we should handle Iggy just like Sundin... couldn't agree more... /sarcasm


If we are going to handle him like Sundin,let me get the pitchforks ready so we can vilify him at the deadline for not waving his NTC!!! I think its what he will want.

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Posted 13 January 2013 - 03:22 PM

Ya I don't really think that will happen. Feaster is not stupid and Iginla will not screw Calgary like sundin did! I am very curious about this press conference though....Iginla either has no clue about a potential deal or has a better poker face than I thought( when roger millions asked him the contract question).

#17 kehatch

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Posted 13 January 2013 - 04:13 PM

Iginla: http://www.sportsnet.ca/960/2013/01/13/jarome_iginla_addresses_contract_status/

Wants to be on a winning Flames team.

Feaster: http://www.sportsnet.ca/960/2013/01/13/calgary_flames_training_camp_day_1/

Wants Iginla to retire a Flame. Says if in the Playoffs and no contract done at the deadline they may continue to negotiate. But he understands what is on the line.

Seems clear to me that if the team is competitive they sign a deal. If not he gets traded. But that is just my impression.

#18 tincup1

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Posted 13 January 2013 - 04:34 PM

The press conference is not going to do anything except allow the media to ask Feaster and Iginla the questions they wany, and get vague answers in reply. Im not expecting anything informative to come out of it.


I hope you're wrong but I suspect you're right. To me a presser saying there's nothing to see here is an oxymoron.

#19 kehatch

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Posted 13 January 2013 - 04:37 PM

Other interesting points from Feaster:

  • Cervenka will see specialist in the US, hopefully this week. Can play when off meds.
  • They are fine related to cap
  • They are looking for grit still. PTOs are one strategy to do this.
  • Asked if they need to address C with Cervenka out. Says they have enough to fill positions. Not a train wreck.
  • Thought Backund was good prior to injury. Was good in Europe. Is a wild card.
  • Everyone has a clean slate.
  • Stajan came in in good shape. He wants to rebound and can with a new staff.
  • Still have high expectations for Cervenka
  • Might bring in local guys for enough bodies to schrimage
  • Has to be compliant with roster by 3PM EST Friday
  • None of the kids going back for mid week games. Will see what happens by Friday.
  • Kids told to steal jerseys from a vet. Vets told not to let a jersey get stolen.
  • Irving and Karlsson have the same status. He earned the opportunity for camp with his play last year. It will be a competition.
  • Indicated Kipper could play most of the game. Limited opportunity for backup.

I hope you're wrong but I suspect you're right. To me a presser saying there's nothing to see here is an oxymoron. Either extend him or give him a contract where he can retire a Flame. Anything else only adds fuel to the trade rumours.


No need to hope. Presser is complete and linked above. If anyone was expecting a trade or signing announcement they will be disappointed. But there was information available at the presser. Basically the Flames want Iginla to retire a Flame. Iginla wants to retire a Flame IF the team can be competitive. Sounds like the deadline could be interesting if we are out of the playoffs.

That is reading a bit into it, but the message was pretty clear. Nothing surprising from my perspective. When Iginla didn't sign pre-lockout that was always the case IMO.

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Posted 13 January 2013 - 04:43 PM

  • Kids told to steal jerseys from a vet. Vets told not to let a jersey get stolen.


I really wanna see how this plays out. Sounds like a great opportunity for team spirit/camaraderie.