NHL trade rumors: Jarome Iginla submits list of four teams

Jerome Miron-USA TODAY Sports

The veteran winger has given the Flames a list of four teams he'd accept a trade to this season.

Calgary Flames winger and team captain Jarome Iginla could be close to moving on to a new franchise, submitting a list of four teams to GM Jay Feaster that the veteran would accept a trade to over the next week.

With the trade deadline just over a week or so away, Iginla's future in Calgary is almost certainly short lived. A pending unrestricted free agent this summer, Iginla was facing a future where it was likely he would not return for a new contract. With the Flames needing a rebuild, or at the very least a reset, trading the team captain was inevitable.

On Sunday, TSN reported that Iginla had given the Flames a list of four teams he'd accept a trade to: the Pittsburgh Penguins, Boston Bruins, Chicago Blackhawks and Los Angeles Kings.

The Penguins traded for Dallas Stars captain Brenden Morrow on Sunday, giving up top defensive prospect Joe Morrow in the process, which by all intents and purposes likely means they're out of the Iginla sweepstakes. The Boston Bruins, who were also heavily going after Brenden Morrow, are now the most likely destination for Iginla.

Says Steve Conroy of the Boston Herald, the Bruins could part with a top goaltending prospect in the process:

What kind of package it takes to land Iginla remains to be seen, but with longtime backstop Miikka Kiprusoff nearing the end, the Flames would certainly have keen interest in the B's top goalie prospect, Malcolm Subban. Other trade bait could include forwards Alexander Khokhlachev and Ryan Spooner, and defensemen Matt Bartkowski, Torey Krug and David Warsofsky.

Iginla has 9 goals and 22 points in 30 games this season, with a minus-6 rating -- the veteran has not finished with less than 30 goals in a season since 1999-2000, despite some late-career struggles. The return for Iginla will likely be more than what the Penguins gave up for Morrow and with Derek Roy and others still on the market, the prices will likely continue to get higher.

X
Log In Sign Up

forgot?
Log In Sign Up

Please choose a new SB Nation username and password

As part of the new SB Nation launch, prior users will need to choose a permanent username, along with a new password.

Your username will be used to login to SB Nation going forward.

I already have a Vox Media account!

Verify Vox Media account

Please login to your Vox Media account. This account will be linked to your previously existing Eater account.

Please choose a new SB Nation username and password

As part of the new SB Nation launch, prior MT authors will need to choose a new username and password.

Your username will be used to login to SB Nation going forward.

Forgot password?

We'll email you a reset link.

If you signed up using a 3rd party account like Facebook or Twitter, please login with it instead.

Forgot password?

Try another email?

Almost done,

By becoming a registered user, you are also agreeing to our Terms and confirming that you have read our Privacy Policy.

Join SBNation.com

You must be a member of SBNation.com to participate.

We have our own Community Guidelines at SBNation.com. You should read them.

Join SBNation.com

You must be a member of SBNation.com to participate.

We have our own Community Guidelines at SBNation.com. You should read them.

Spinner.vc97ec6e

Authenticating

Great!

Choose an available username to complete sign up.

In order to provide our users with a better overall experience, we ask for more information from Facebook when using it to login so that we can learn more about our audience and provide you with the best possible experience. We do not store specific user data and the sharing of it is not required to login with Facebook.