In his latest article for The Hockey Writers, blogger Joseph Ochs takes a look at the struggling Boston Bruins and proposes a solution for the team’s offensive woes: Jarome Iginla.
Hold on! It’s not as crazy as it sounds. For all the fans who called for a youth movement this season in Boston, you got what you wanted. The Bruins have iced a lineup with six players rookies this season and, so far, the results have been mixed. A steady, reliable veteran presence in the team’s top-six forward group might go a long way towards creating some consistent offense for the B’s. Enter Jarome Iginla.
After a truly awful season with the Colorado Avalanche, Iggy caught fire with the Los Angeles Kings, scoring six goals in 19 games, a 25 goal pace over 82 games. Not bad.
Another tie to the Bruins for Iginla is the fact that he currently resides in the city with his family. It’s no secret that the veteran would love another kick at the can and a final shot at winning the Stanley Cup. The Bruins offer him just about as good a shot as anyone and, hey, if things go south he could always be moved to a contender at the trade deadline.
With David Krejci always on the shelf, and players like Jake DeBrusk, Matt Beleskey, and Frank Vatrano always in and out of the lineup, doesn’t it make sense to have a veteran like Iginla in the wings?
Source: Joseph Ochs
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