Posted March 25, 2013

Bruins’ trade targets include Jarome Iginla, other ‘top forwards,’ report says

The Bruins are still targeting the Flames' Jarome Iginla in a trade. (Brad Watson/Getty Images)

The Bruins are still targeting the Flames’ Jarome Iginla in a trade. (Brad Watson/Getty Images)

The Boston Bruins are still aggressively pursuing a trade for Calgary Flames’ wing Jarome Iginla but also have backup options in case talks with the Flames fall apart, Comcast SportsNet New England’s Joe Haggerty reported.

Other names on the Bruins’ list of targets include Dallas Stars wing Jaromir Jagr and Tampa Bay Lightning wing Martin St. Louis, Haggerty reported.

According to Haggerty, the Bruins have moved on to other potential trade partners because the Flames’ demands for what would amount to a rental in Iginla might be too much for the Bruins.

From Haggerty’s report:

Because of all those factors and Iginla’s popularity in Calgary, it’s believed Feaster is seeking two prospects and a first-round pick for a player that’s set to become an unrestricted free agent at the end of the season. A source indicated to that the Flames are enamored with Bruins 2012 first-round pick Malcolm Subban as an heir apparent to the aging Miikka Kiprusoff in Calgary.

Add a future first-round pick on top of that and the Bruins start balking.

According to the report, the Bruins are one of only four teams for which the 35-year-old Iginla would waive his no-trade clause, a list that also includes the Pittsburgh Penguins, Los Angeles Kings, and Chicago Blackhawks. Iginla has nine goals and 13 assists this season.

The Bruins currently sit fourth in the Eastern Conference, five points behind conference-leading Pittsburgh.


Martin St. Louis would be a better fit than Iginla. For a team that won't make the playoffs to potentially be getting a franchise goalie to ask for an additional 1st round pick for a rental player, they are out of their minds. Maybe if they had traded him with more time left on his deal, but they didn't..