Iginla scored two goals -- the second of which was the game-winner in overtime -- in Thursday's 3-2 victory over the Predators. Both tallies came with the man advantage and were the first of Iginla's career in Hockeywood. He also received a whopping 20:02 of ice time, including a game-high 3:03 on the power play, and dished out seven (!) hits in addition to six shots on goal, so it was quite an all-around performance by the 39-year-old. If this keeps up and he's available on your waiver wire, be ready to pounce, since the four-time, 40-plus goal-scorer has serious pedigree and could be rejuvenated by his new surroundings.
The Avalanche dealt Iginla to the Kings on Wednesday for a conditional fourth-round pick in the 2018 draft. He's had a horrendous year with the Avs -- 18 points and a minus-21 rating over 61 outings -- which is why the price was quite modest. That said, it wouldn't be surprising to see Iginla experience an offensive uptick in Los Angeles if he gets to skate alongside the Kings' better scorers.
Iginla picked up a goal and an assist over just 12:32 of ice time in Thursday's 4-2 loss to Nashville. This was minimal usage even by his standards; Iginla's average ice time is a modest 14:43, which is already a big drop from his heyday. Even with this nice game, he has just 18 points and a minus-19 rating over 60 games, so the 39-year-old winger looks like he's ready for retirement.
Iginla was named the game's first star Saturday after a goal and an assist in a 5-2 win over Winnipeg. The speed of today's game has left this guy behind, but Saturday was a good day for the some-day-soon Hall-of-Famer. Iginla is 39 years old and in the twilight of his career. He has 14 points in 49 games; eight of those points have come on the power play. It's kind of sad that his career has boiled down to this.
Iginla was scoreless with zero shots on goal and a minus-4 in just 8:46 of ice time in Tuesday's 6-4 loss against the Blackhawks. The 39-year-old veteran has just one goal and three points over the past 12 outings, and he has posted a minus-8 over his past three contests. Iginla was once one of the most feared snipers in the NHL during his time in Calgary, but his play lately resembles nothing from those halcyon days. It isn't even a good idea to use him in deeper fantasy leagues at this point, as his plus/minus has been brutal.
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