Ray Shero thought Jarome Iginla was going to Bruins before Jay Feaster called

Justin K. Aller

Like everyone else, Pittsburgh Penguins general manager Ray Shero was under the impression that Jarome Iginla was going to the Boston Bruins. That is, until Jay Feaster called to complete the deal.

In the majority of cases, most hockey fans on the East Coast went to bed on Wednesday night with the understanding that Jarome Iginla was going to become the newest member of the Boston Bruins.

While Pittsburgh Penguins general manager Ray Shero had yet to go to sleep, he was also under the impression that Iginla to Boston was a near absolute. That is, until Calgary Flames general manager Jay Feaster called him to inquire about his willingness to complete the deal.

Shero had been in contact with Feaster for several weeks and made it clear that he was interested in Iginla. Even after acquiring Brenden Morrow and Douglas Murray, Shero explained the organization was still attempting to trade for Iginla because they had space under the salary cap, as well as assets in draft picks and prospects.

There were times on Wednesday where it appeared as though the Penguins would not be getting Iginla. The deal ultimately came together later in the night when Feaster called. According to Feaster's press conference, it appears as though the Flames were more interested in the Bruins' offer. However, Iginla had the final decision on the deal given the no-trade clause in his contract and expressed that he wanted to play for the Penguins.

Shero stated that he is unaware of when Iginla will be joining the team, as he needs to complete the immigration process.

Head coach Dan Bylsma stated that he has yet to speak to Iginla and has not decided where he will play the 35-year-old forward. In Bylsma's opinion, he will utilize a multitude of line combinations.

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