April 26 2010 10:54AM
In part one of this series, we established that Iginla's performance this past season fell short of his expectations and pay grade.
In part two, we saw that the dip in performance was in line with a trend of decline which has been in evidence since Iginla peaked four seasons ago. The decline is also congruent with the career arc of skaters in general, and Marcus Naslund in particular.
In this article, I'll look at what this all potentially means for the organization going forward.
April 22 2010 10:29PM
This has been the best first round of NHL playoffs that I can remember. We’ve already seen one upset, Flyers (although I said I should pick them, but stupidly didn’t), the Bruins are one win away from another one, while the Predators, Avalanche, Senators and Coyotes aren’t going away quietly. And the most physical and entertaining series has been the Canucks/Kings, and I fully expect them to go seven games.
April 22 2010 08:53PM
The first week of the playoffs has been awesome. Every series has been entertaining, fast-paced and as usual upsets are looming. One of the biggest battles is off the ice rather than on it.
April 22 2010 05:46PM
Sometimes we hear the phrase "the grass is greener on the other side." Sometimes it is, sometimes it isn't... but right now, a number of former members of the Calgary Flames are playing post-season hockey with another team. I thought it might be interesting to see how they're doing while Flames fans still lament the season that was.
April 21 2010 11:00AM
In part 1, we established that Iginla struggled relative to expectations (and his cap hit) this past season. It was perhaps an unncessary bit of data-mining for those that watched him this season since simply observing his play on a nightly basis was enough to establish that Jarome was off in 2009-10. That said, it's always good to check one's perceptions against measures of performance.
In part 2, we'll look compare Iginla's season in context of his career arc. In part three, I'll investigate what it might mean for the organization and his future in Calgary.