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Rumor: Jarome Iginla being linked to Stanley Cup contender.

Iginla being linked to Cup contender.

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While it has not been a hot topic during the start of the National Hockey League's regular season, one name that is now coming up more and more regularly is that of NHL veteran Jarome Iginla.

It's no secret that the future Hall-of-Fame forward is looking to play another season in the NHL and furthermore that he is currently only interested in playing for a team that has a legitimate chance to contend for a Stanley Cup Championship. 

Over the week-end Sportsnet insider Nick Kypreos touched on the possibility of a fit with the Pittsburgh Penguins and now a second NHL analyst has echoed that sentiment. 

Bruins insider Jimmy Murphy believes that while there is an obvious connection with Boston, Iginla is currently residing there while his children attend school in the area, the Penguins may in fact be the better fit. Like Kypreos Iginla cites a need for leadership in the Penguins locker room as the primary motivation for the move, but with under $700,000 in cap space it won't be easy to do.

Nonetheless we now have two reputable sources linking Iginla to the Pengiins, and when there is this much smoke you should be looking out for a potential fire.