Quick Hits: Iginla Talk

Justin K. Aller

The former Calgary captain has been traded.

Red Wings News

Dan DeKeyser and Athletes Without Degrees | Not Another Hockey Blog
This guy believes that all athletes should be required to have a bachelors degree to compete. My problem with this is that you go to college to earn a degree that will ultimately earn you money. These guys are simply skipping the degree part and going straight for the money, and that money isn't spare change.

Red Wings' young defense has improved gradually, gaining confidence of coaches, teammates | MLive.com
Jakub Kindl, Brendan Smith and Brian Lashoff have shown steady progress, playing a major role in the club's overall defensive improvement.

Jarome Iginla will be energized on Stanley Cup contender, Wings say | The Detroit News | detroitnews.com
Like everywhere else around the NHL, the talk Thursday in the Red Wings and San Jose Sharks locker rooms was the trade of Jarome Iginla.

Happy 85th birthday, Mr. Hockey!

Shit, I thought he was older.

Red Wings coach Mike Babcock, Sharks' Brad Stuart weigh in on Jarome Iginla trade to Pittsburgh | MLive.com

I think it is good for everybody involved, except for the Flames.

Gordie Howe's family plans party for Mr. Hockey's 85th birthday - ESPN
More than 30 family and friends will help Gordie Howe celebrate his 85th birthday Sunday at a private dinner in Detroit.

Red Wings to hold a Hockeytown ‘BrewHaHa’ on April 20th | The Malik Report
BrewHahahahahahahaha we still have Mikael Samuelsson on our team haha.

Sorry Kenny, Shero is the Best GM in the League These Days | NOHS

Come on Kenny! You're slacking!

NHL News

Ryan Miller in Play? Plus Deadline Scoops! | TrueHockey
Miller to Tampa is what I am calling.

Canucks admit keeping Luongo ‘not the most efficient use of resources’ | ProHockeyTalk
But they insist they won't trade him for a rental player.

NHL trade rumors: Ryane Clowe gaining interest, Bruins continue search of forwards - SBNation.com
I think the Bruins go after Clowe.

Why Jarome Iginla picked the Penguins | Puck Daddy - Yahoo! Sports
Who wouldn't want to play on Crosby's wing.

Strombabble: Trade Deadline Preview | CanucksArmy
I don't think that there is a chance in hell that Luongo gets traded.

Flames feeling the void left by trade of former captain Jarome Iginla - NHL.com - News

Make Hudler captain? Hookers for everyone?

Bold Moves: Swapping Cody Hodgson for Zack Kassian | CanucksArmy

You can argue that both sides got a pretty good deal, although the verdict is still out.

Jovanovski to have season-ending surgery - NHL.com - News

The Panthers announced Thursday that Ed Jovanovski will undergo season-ending hip surgery on April 5.

Malkin scores in return, Penguins rip Jets 4-0 to push winning streak to 14 - The Hockey News

And this is without Iginla.

NHL Trade Deadline: You Are the GM, What do you do With the Wild? - Hockey Wilderness

If I'm the Wild I probably stand pat. The don't have much cap room and I think they like their team.

Five reasons the Pittsburgh Penguins aren’t mortal lock for Stanley Cup | Puck Daddy - Yahoo! Sports

They were saying on MvsW today that it is no guarantee that a team that loads up wins the cup. While that is true, it will be hard to convince the '02 Wings that.

Blues send Elliott to AHL for conditioning stint | ProHockeyTalk
How the tables have turned for Elliott.

Report: Bouwmeester, Flames have discussed trade | ProHockeyTalk
The problem that I have is that I believe that they will be asking for too much, or maybe that has changed after what Iggy went for.

Bruins’ GM Peter Chiarelli on losing out on Flames’ Iginla: ‘we had a deal’ | Puck Daddy - Yahoo! Sports

He must be so pissed right now.

Trade Bait: Steve Sullivan | ProHockeyTalk
I don't want the Wings to pick him up but I like the guy.

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