News:Jarome Iginla, who has played on a line with Sidney Crosby in each of the last two playoff games, chipped in his second goal (and ninth point) in six postseason contests in Game 6 on Saturday night.
Analysis: The plan was to put Jarome Iginla with Crosby all along, but injuries conspired to keep the two superstars separated until the team regained its overall health. For the first time in 2013, the team has no significant injuries and the chemistry between Iggy and Sid becomes more evident by the shift.
News:Jarome Iginla picked up two assists in Tuesday's Game 4 loss to the Islanders.
Analysis: Though it's all knotted up now, Iggy's been terrifically productive in the four games, tallying a goal and six assists.
Pens' Iginla Wins First Playoff Game In Four Years
News:Jarome Iginla assisted on a pair of Pittsburgh goals Wednesday -- including one on the power play -- in a 5-0 win over the Islanders.
Analysis: Playing in his first postseason contest since April of 2009, Jarome Iginla skated on a line with Pascal Dupuis and Jussi Jokinen. Iginla helped to set the tone for the game Wednesday, ringing a blistering slap shot off the mask of goalie Evgeni Nabokov early in Period 1, forcing on-ice officials to call a timeout while the tender regained his senses.
News:Jarome Iginla chipped in with two assists and a plus-2 rating Saturday, skating left wing on a line with Jussi Jokinen and Pascal Dupuis.
Analysis:Jarome Iginla had been playing on his natural right wing next to Evgeni Malkin, but the return of James Neal and the continued absence of Sidney Crosby gave coach Dan Bylsma a chance to mix-and-match his lines. Iginla's actual spot in the playoffs remains undecided, but he'll undoubtedly get plenty of opportunity on the Pens' dynamic power play.
News:Jarome Iginla scored for the fourth straight game Tuesday and led the Pens with eight shots on goal against the Sabres.
Analysis: He's coming on strong for Pittsburgh. Four of his five goals have come on the power play, as his slap shot from the left point complements Evgeni Malkin's slapper from the right side. Jarome Iginla has 17 shots in the last four games and is lining up as a must-grab in playoff pools.
News:Jarome Iginla scored the go-ahead goal and picked up a five-minute major for fighting in Saturday's 3-2 win over the Bruins.
Analysis:Jarome Iginla's goal gave the Penguins a 2-1 lead and Kris Letang stretched the lead to 3-1 before the Bruins scored an essentially meaningless goal with just 2.6 seconds left to play. Iginla now has three goals and seven points in nine games since joining the Penguins. Six of those points have come in the last five games.
News:Jarome Iginla netted a power-play goal and added an assist Wednesday against the Canadiens.
Analysis: He's started slowly with Pittsburgh, though four of his six points (2G, 4A) in eight games have come on the power play. His linemates Wednesday included Chris Kunitz and Jussi Jokinen. Jarome Iginla has endured slow starts with Calgary in each of the last three seasons, only to finish strongly. Wednesday could be the start of that strong finish.
News:Jarome Iginla scored his first goal for Pittsburgh on Tuesday, accounting for all his new team's offense with a power-play tally in a 4-1 loss to Buffalo.
Analysis: He led the Penguins with six shots on goal, skating just under 20 minutes (19:21). Pittsburgh will lean on him more than originally anticipated with Sidney Crosby sidelined for several weeks. The line of Jarome Iginla, Evgeni Malkin and James Neal was mentioned by coach Dan Bylsma after the game as Pittsburgh's best of the night.
News:Jarome Iginla is expected to serve as a right winger Tuesday on a line with Evgeni Malkin and James Neal, the Pittsburgh Tribune-Review reports.
Analysis:Jarome Iginla played the first half of Saturday's game as a left winger before switching wings with Neal. "It's more natural," Iginla said. "I'd be lying if it wasn't. I'm happy to keep working on the left, but if it is the right, I feel better and more comfortable."
News:Jarome Iginla dished out three hits and registered a plus-1 rating in 17 minutes and 30 seconds of action Saturday.
Analysis: The line of Jarome Iginla, Evgeni Malkin and James Neal looked tentative through the first half of Saturday's tilt, but came alive in the final 20 minutes. Iginla switched back and forth between left wing and right wing with Neal as the unit worked to find a certain comfort level.
News:Jarome Iginla will play Saturday afternoon against the Islanders, the Pittsburgh Post-Gazette's Dave Molinari reports.
Analysis: The Penguins will likely play him on the team's second line against the Islanders, but he could see time with Sidney Crosby, too.
News:Jarome Iginla experienced flight problems en route to Pittsburgh and isn't expected to arrive until sometime Saturday, making it a virtually certainty he won't play against the Islanders on Saturday afternoon, the Pittsburgh Post-Gazette reports.
Analysis: He has obtained a work visa -- the immigration issues which initially held him up, but has dealt with at least one problem with the flights bringing him to his new city. As a result, Jarome Iginla will likely make his Penguins debut Tuesday at home against Buffalo.
News:Jarome Iginla is unlikely to play Saturday against the Islanders, "for now," Rob Rossi of the Pittsburgh Tribune-Review reports.
Analysis:Jarome Iginla appeared set to arrive in Pittsburgh on Friday night after resolving his work visa issue, but he's reportedly been held up by travel, and the team is now expecting him Saturday. With Saturday's game getting underway at noon central time, it's unlikely the 35-year-old goes against the Isles. However, Rossi's choice of words indicate there's some wiggle room, in the off chance Iginla persuades the Pens into putting him in the lineup.
Pens' Iginla Resolves Visa Issue, Headed To Pittsburgh
News:Jarome Iginla's work visa issue has been resolved and he'll fly to Pittsburgh on Friday, Dave Molinari of the Pittsburgh Post-Gazette reports.
Analysis: With the visa issue behind him, Jarome Iginla is free to travel to Pittsburgh, but it's uncertain whether he'll make his Pens debut Saturday. It would make sense if the team held Iginla out until Tuesday, so he could at least practice a few times with the club, but there's still a chance they put him into the lineup immediately upon arrival.
Iginla May Start Pens' Career with Malkin and Neal
News:Jarome Iginla may play with Evgeni Malkin and James Neal after Pens coach Dan Bylsma said Thursday that he sees the Sidney Crosby-Chris Kunitz-Pascal Dupuis unit sticking together.
Analysis: Most likely, Bylsma will move Jarome Iginla between lines during the remaining 14 regular-season games. He won a gold medal with Crosby at his side in the Vancouver Olympics, and it wouldn't be surprising to see the two end up together in the playoffs. Either way, Iginla's fantasy value likely sees a nice bump up while playing alongside one of the top two players in the world.
News: Dave Molinari of the Pittsburgh Post-Gazette suggests that as a result of immigration issues, Jarome Iginla might not make his Penguins debut until Tuesday's game against Buffalo.
Analysis: We'll continue to track Jarome Iginla's status, but the assumption here is that at the very least, he won't be available for Thursday's game against the Jets.
News:Jarome Iginla has been officially dealt to Pittsburgh in exchange for Kenneth Agostino, Ben Hankowski, and the Penguins' first-round pick in 2013, according to the Flames' Twitter account.
Analysis: Wow. The Pens really pulled the rug out from under Boston fans here, as once Jarome Iginla was openly on the block it was thought him in Boston was close to a done deal. Not the case, and if the Penguins weren't the clear frontrunner in the East already, they certainly are now. Iginla's value immediately takes a spike up, as it's almost a certainty he'll be spending some time with either Sidney Crosby or a soon-to-return Evgeni Malkin.
News: Contrary to earlier reports that had Jarome Iginla dealt to Boston, it now appears he could be headed to Pittsburgh, TSN's Bob McKenzie reports.
Analysis: If this ends up being true, we can't help but admire the Penguins' aggression in improving well before the trade deadline. Details one way or another will be coming forth shortly.
News: A trade that will send Jarome Iginla to the Bruins in exchange for Matthew Bartkowski, Alexander Khokhlachev and a first-round pick is imminent, according to Dan Tencer of 630 CHED.
Analysis: It will be the end of an era when Jarome Iginla is officially moved, as his 16-year chapter with Calgary will close. Iginla hasn't really played up to his standards this year (22 points in 31 games), but he's not out of gas yet. A respected veteran like Iginla should prove beneficial as the Bruins gear up for a playoff run.
News: The Bruins appear to be the team that will acquire Jarome Iginla, as they were discussing a trade with the Flames as recently as Tuesday, Darren Dreger of TSN.ca reports.
Analysis:Jarome Iginla was a healthy scratch prior to Wednesday's game, which means he's almost surely on the move. The Flames and Bruins were discussing compensation for Iginla on Tuesday, and they were set to continue Wednesday, so all signs point to the 35-year-old joining Boston after nearly 16 years with Calgary.
News: The Flames announced Jarome Iginla is a healthy scratch for Wednesday's game against Colorado, SportsNet's Jeff Marek reports.
Analysis: This makes it official. No trade rumblings have occurred to this point, but the Flames obviously wouldn't sit a healthy Jarome Iginla for competitive reasons.
News:Jarome Iginla will not play against Colorado on Wednesday, TSN's Bob McKenzie reports.
Analysis: Nothing has been announced officially on Jarome Iginla's situation, but it appears that the team is sitting him Wednesday so that it can ensure he remains a healthy trade asset. McKenzie, however, has yet to hear that any deal is close.
News:Jarome Iginla scored the game-winning goal in Sunday's 3-2 win over the Blues.
Analysis: While Jarome Iginla's production may not be up to the lofty standards of Calgary fans this season, he has been fairly consistent, never going through prolonged slumps without points. He now has nine goals and 13 assists in 22 games.
News:Jarome Iginla's power-play assist Saturday gave him a point for the seventh time in nine games as the Flames dropped a 6-2 decison at Los Angeles. He had six shots on goal and finished the night minus-2.
Analysis: His 10 points (6G, 4A) over that stretch have him back in his customary position atop the Calgary scoring column. The SOGs are a return to normalcy after he failed to launch even once in Friday's contest.
News:Jarome Iginla finished a minus-1 in Friday's loss to Anaheim and had no shots on goal for the first time this season.
Analysis:Jarome Iginla has just a handful of games the last few years where he has failed to put a puck on net. Odds are this won't happen again this season as Iginla is averaging over three shots per game. His numbers have seen an uptick of late and he has five points over the last four games including the shutout on Friday. Play him with confidence.
News:Jarome Iginla netted a pair of goals in Thursday's 5-4 loss to Colorado, giving him four in his last three games.
Analysis: After one goal in his first 16 games, it appears Jarome Iginla has laced up his goal-scoring skates again. Those that have stuck with Iginla through his usual slow start are finally reaping the rewards.
News:Jarome Iginla scored his second and third goals of the season against the Coyotes on Sunday.
Analysis:Jarome Iginla has scored four points in his last three games, but only has 13 points in 17 games this season. These are paltry numbers for Iginla, and he's getting up there in years, but he probably still has enough in his tank to turn it around the rest of the way.
News:Jarome Iginla registered an assist and two shots on goal in Calgary's win over the Wild on Saturday night. He finished the contest plus-1.
Analysis: Experienced fantasy players know to look for statistical anomalies, and with Jarome Iginla, it isn't hard to spot: His shooting percentage this season is an unthinkable 1.7%. Coming into this campaign, his career average was 13.3%. We still don't think that this sudden ineffectiveness is going to be permanent, but you obviously need to downgrade his scoring capacity for now.
News:Jarome Iginla picked up an assist Wednesday but Calgary lost to Los Angeles 3-1.
Analysis:Jarome Iginla has scored a decent amount of points this season -- 10 in 15 games, but still only has one goal despite nights like Wednesday when he fired nine shots on goal. History says Iginla will snap out of it, but this sort of slump is worrisome as Iggy gets older.
News:Jarome Iginla registered his eighth assist of the season Friday in a 5-2 losing effort against St. Louis.
Analysis:Jarome Iginla isn't quite getting the goal production he usually does, but he does have a goal and eight assists in 12 games. The goals should come with time, so continue rolling him.
News:Jarome Iginla led Calgary skaters with six shots on goal Saturday, but he never found nylon as the Flames dropped a 5-1 decision at Vancouver.
Analysis: While it's tempting to think that Father Time is finally catching up with him, the real reason for his diminished scoring pace thus far is a dreadful shooting percentage of just 2.6%. His career average is five times that. The goals will come; he makes a good trade target right now.
News:Jarome Iginla nabbed his first goal of the season Tuesday as Calgary beat Detroit 4-1.
Analysis:Jarome Iginla is off to a solid start all things considered, with one goal and four assists in seven games. It is certainly an improvement over his usually slow start, and he continues to be a stellar fantasy start.
News:Jarome Iginla did not participate in the Flames' optional skate on Saturday morning, according to TSN.ca.
Analysis: The Flames have been idle for most of the week, having played just one game since last Saturday, and there has been no mention of an injury at all, so there shouldn't be much concern here. He is still expected to skate on the top line with Alex Tanguay and Mike Cammalleri Saturday against the Blackhawks.
News:Jarome Iginla registered an assist for the second straight game Wednesday, but the Flames fell to the Canucks 3-2 via shootout.
Analysis:Jarome Iginla has been steady so far this season, picking up two assists in three games. Fantasy owners will take it, as he typically doesn't hit his star form until about halfway through the season.
News:Jarome Iginla got on the board for the 2013 season with an assist in the Flames' 5-4 loss to the Ducks on Monday.
Analysis:Jarome Iginla is known for his slow starts, so hopefully this assist will lead to more points. His linemates, Curtis Glencross and Alex Tanguay, also combined for five points on the night, a good sign for Iginla.
News:Jarome Iginla (groin) participated during Wednesday's practice and team scrimmage.
Analysis:Jarome Iginla missed the Flames' first three days of camp, but his full participation in practice ensures he'll be available for Saturday's opener. Iginla will once again headline Calgary's frontline, joining center Alex Tanguay and either Michael Cammalleri or Curtis Glencross at left wing.
News:Jarome Iginla (groin) should skate with his teammates at practice Wednesday, the Calgary Herald reports.
Analysis:Jarome Iginla has been itching to get back on the ice, and should finally get his wish Wednesday. With the Flames' first game not until Sunday, Iginla should be ready and healthy for the season opener.
News:Jarome Iginla (groin) did not practice Tuesday, TSN.ca reports.
Analysis: For now, he remains limited to skating on his own prior to practice. There's no indication at this time whether Jarome Iginla's status for the regular season opener is in doubt.
Flames' Iginla Still Bothered By Hamstring, Will Be Ready For Opener
News:Jarome Iginla (hamstring) skated on his own before practice Monday and is expected to do the same Tuesday, the Calgary Herald reports.
Analysis:Jarome Iginla is dealing with a pulled hamstring, but is expected to be ready for Sunday's season opener. The 35-year-old captain is in the final season of his five-year extension. He posted 67 points, including 32 goals, last season.
News:Jarome Iginla skipped practice Sunday due to a minor groin injury, the Associated Press reports. Said Flames general manager Jay Feaster: "We told Jarome that we didn't want him to skate today ... It's nothing that we're concerned about. It's just that we don't want to push right now when we don't think there's a reason to do that."
Analysis: All signs point to this being precautionary and everyone fully expects Jarome Iginla to be ready for the Flames' opener next Sunday, though we'll let this serve as a small reminder he's getting up there in years and it wouldn't be a surprise to see him - or other veterans for that matter - suffer the extra ailment or two with games about to be packed so heavy this season.
Flames' Iginla: Will Start Practicing This Weekend
News:Jarome Iginla sat out of practice Thursday, but should join his teammates over the weekend, according to TSN.ca.
Analysis:Jarome Iginla is in a contract year, so fantasy owners have to hope he avoids his typical slow start to the season. The winger may not be the superstar he once was, but should still put up 30-40 points in this shortened 48-game season, and does have the potential for 18-20 goals and 40-45 points.
News:Jarome Iginla picked up his 32nd goal of the season Friday night in a 4-1 Calgary loss to Colorado. He had been goalless in seven straight games entering Friday's contest.
Analysis: With only three games left in the year, Calgary finds itself four points behind eighth place Phoenix. Jarome Iginla will need to find his scoring touch if the Flames are to have any shot, however slim it may be, at securing a playoff spot in the West.
News:Jarome Iginla snapped a five-game scoring slump with a pair of assists in Calgary's 5-4 win over Dallas on Monday.
Analysis:Jarome Iginla has been streakier than usual this season, going on tears before hitting rough patches. That being said, he still has 31 goals and 33 assists in 77 games, which is nothing to cry about but a ways off his 86-point campaign in 2010-11.
News: After burning up the ice at the beginning of March, Jarome Iginla has gone ice cold with no points in the last five games.
Analysis: It's hard to bench a superstar, especially one with the potential for multi-point outbursts like Jarome Iginla, but his slump is coming at the worst possible time for fantasy owners. Let your depth at wing dictate how you handle Iginla's slump.
News: Looking to try to match teammate Curtis Glencross' recent seven-game goal streak, Jarome Iginla has now scored in six straight after lighting the lamp Thursday night.
Analysis:Jarome Iginla has been absolutely unconscious since the beginning of March, scoring eight goals and six assists in eight games.
News: With his 30th goal of the season Tuesday, Jarome Iginla became only the seventh player in NHL history with at least 30 goals in 11 straight seasons.
Analysis:Jarome Iginla just keeps plugging along in Calgary, scoring when they need him too and providing great leadership as captain. While he won't hit the 86-point mark he found last season, he has 13 points -- including seven goals -- in seven games in March. He is currently as hot as anyone in the NHL and is peaking at the right time for the Flames and fantasy owners.
News:Jarome Iginla continued his strong run of play, scoring a goal and adding an assist Sunday against Minnesota. He has scored 11 points in his last six games.
Analysis:Jarome Iginla now has 29 goals and 59 points on the season, as the Flames great closes in on yet another 30-goal season.
News:Jarome Iginla recorded a goal and two assists to help Calgary to a 5-3 win over Winnipeg on Friday. The goal was his 28th on the season.
Analysis:Jarome Iginla is on a tear in March, with five goals and four assists in five games. He's peaking at the time the Flames desperately needed him to, and the result is a 3-1-1 record after finishing February with four straight losses.
News:Jarome Iginla, who missed Thursday's practice with an unspecified issue, is listed in the lineup combinations for Friday's game against the Jets, according to TSN.ca.
Analysis: There was really nothing to worry about here, and Jarome Iginla will be in his usual top spot with Alex Tanguay and Matt Stajan.
News:Jarome Iginla (unspecified issue) did not practice Thursday, TSN.ca reports.
Analysis: No injury has been reported thus far, so it's quite possible that this was simply a maintenance day for Jarome Iginla leading up to Friday's game against the Jets.
News:Jarome Iginla scored a pair of goals to lead the Flames to a 5-4 win over the Canadiens on Tuesday.
Analysis: With so many forwards out for the Flames, Jarome Iginla needed to step up and did so with authority, scoring his 26th and 27th goals of the season. Iggy has caught fire in March, scoring four goals and two assists in four games.
News:Jarome Iginla potted a goal Sunday in the Flames' 3-2 shootout loss to the Stars, his 25th of the season.
Analysis:Jarome Iginla has four points in his last three games after struggling a bit at the end of February. This is now the 13th straight campaign Iggy has hit the 25-goal mark.
News:Jarome Iginla picked up a pair of points Tuesday, a goal and an assist, to aid in the Flames' 5-1 victory over the Maple Leafs.
Analysis: The multi-point effort was Jarome Iginla's third in his last six games. After an extremely slow start to the year, Iginla's numbers are up to 22 goals and 24 assists in 57 games.
News:Jarome Iginla scored on the power-play for his 20th goal on the season Monday against Anaheim.
Analysis:Jarome Iginla isn't quite the player he used to be, but with 20 goals and 42 points in 53 games, he's still a reliable option for fantasy.
News:Jarome Iginla led Calgary to a 3-1 victory over Chicago on Friday with a goal and an assist.
Analysis:Jarome Iginla did not play well in the first game after the All-Star break Tuesday, but he benefited from a few days off and helped defeat Chicago on Friday. He now has 19 goals and 22 assists in 52 games on the season.
News:Jarome Iginla scored his 18th goal of the season Thursday as the Flames downed the Kings 2-1 in a shootout.
Analysis:Jarome Iginla continued a pretty good January, with 10 points in eight points in nine games. He should be a solid fantasy start for the rest of the season, shaking off some early struggles.
News:Jarome Iginla notched an assist in the Flames' 2-1 shootout loss to the Sharks on Tuesday.
Analysis: While Jarome Iginla hasn't put up his usual gaudy numbers this season, he has really rebounded from a slow start. He now has 17 goals and 20 assists in 47 games, and is scoring at more than a point a game pace since the beginning of December.
News:Jarome Iginla put up some big numbers Tuesday, with a goal, two assists and seven penalty minutes.
Analysis: The three points were not a real surprise, as Jarome Iginla has really clicked offensively over the last month and a half, but Iggy also dropped the gloves for only the second time this year. Those in leagues that count penalty minutes got a little added boost on an already great night from Iginla.
Flames' Iginla Scores 500th Career Goal, All With Same Team
News:Jarome Iginla became just the 15th player to score 500 goals with the same team when he lit the lamp Saturday against Minnesota.
Analysis: He'd just wrung the post and on the next shift, he fired a pass from the right wing boards that deflected off the skates of not one but two Wild players and into the net. Hey -- it doesn't have to be pretty to count. Congratulations to one of the truly good guys in hockey. And now that he's hit the milestone, will he agree to waive his no-trade clause? Time will tell.
News:Jarome Iginla notched an assist in Tuesday's 3-1 loss to Washignton, giving him a point in each of the last three games.
Analysis: The veteran winger has seen his numbers rise of late, with 20 of his season's 32 points coming in the last month. Jarome Iginla might not challenge his usual 40 goals, but his production since the beginning of December is more of what owners expect from him. His upside is essentially gone, but his ceiling is higher than most players several years his younger.
News:Jarome Iginla scored his 499th career goal Sunday as the Flames fell to the Predators, 5-3.
Analysis:Jarome Iginla's hot streak of December slowed a little bit near the end, but he still has five points in his last five games. He also is on the doorstep of 500 career goals, which he will likely attain in the next few games.
News:Jarome Iginla scored his 14th goal Tuesday as the Flames defeated the Blue Jackets 2-1 in a shootout.
Analysis:Jarome Iginla has really turned it on in December, as he has been held scoreless in only three games and has seven goals and 10 assists in 13 contests. He is clicking with linemates Olli Jokinen and Curtis Glencross and the Flames and patient fantasy owners are reaping the benefits.
News:Jarome Iginla scored the game-winning goal Tuesday and added an assist as the Flames defeated the Wild 2-1.
Analysis: Iggy has caught fire in December, with a current four-game scoring streak and 14 points in 11 games. He's also closing in on the 500-goal mark for his career, and should keep this momentum going heading forward.
News:Jarome Iginla had an assist in Calgary's 3-2 shootout loss to Florida on Friday.
Analysis: Usually November is Jarome Iginla's month of choice, but this season it is December, as the winger has 11 points in nine games. Those that were patient through Iginla's tough start to the season are finally reaping the rewards.
News:Jarome Iginla's December renaissance continued Saturday as he scored twice in Calgary's 3-0 win over Edmonton. He has nine points in his last five games.
Analysis: Those fantasy owners who stuck with him through his painfully slow start are enjoying the payoff. Those who panicked and traded him while he was cold are trying to learn the value of patience.
News:Jarome Iginla scored two goals (one an empty-netter) and added an assist in Thursday's win over Carolina, his second three-point effort in the last three games.
Analysis: After picking up 12 points in his first 24 games, the Flames' captain has six in his last three. There's no reason why Jarome Iginla shouldn't be a point-per-game performer, but he does tend to have down seasons and his lapses can be hard to explain. This has been by far the worst yet so far, but he does seem to be coming out of it.
News:Jarome Iginla bagged three assists in Calgary's win over rival Edmonton on Saturday night.
Analysis: His slow start is a thing of the past; he has six points in six starts, and is plus-5 over that span. His stock is a bit higher since he's been paired with Olli Jokinen.
News:Jarome Iginla notched an assist in the Flames' 1-0 blanking of the Predators on Tuesday.
Analysis:Jarome Iginla finally appears to be finding his scoring form, as he has three points and a plus-5 in his last four games. Shuffling lines around appears to have helped the winger out, and he should be a solid fantasy play from here on out.
News:Jarome Iginla scored a goal and was a plus-3 in the Flames' 5-2 win over the Wild on Sunday.
Analysis: The plus-3 was a better sign than the goal, as Jarome Iginla's plus/minus rating had nosedived to a minus-11 prior to Sunday. Iginla slowly seems to be coming back to form with a pair of goals and a plus-4 rating in the past three games. Now would be a good time to use him again if you'd benched him for his poor start to the season.
News:Jarome Iginla added a goal to Calgary's 5-3 loss to Detroit on Wednesday, snapping a three-game scoreless streak.
Analysis:Jarome Iginla has yet to regain his stellar scoring prowess this season, with only 10 points in 20 games. He has scored at least 60 points in every season since 1998-99, but he's going to have to get on a major roll to eclipse that mark this season. Wednesday's game was a step in the right direction, however.
News: Despite his team scoring five goals, Jarome Iginla had no points and an even plus/minus rating in Friday's 5-2 win over Chicago.
Analysis:Jarome Iginla has had an incredibly frustrating season, as he has only nine points and a terrible minus-10 in 18 games. He has two points in his last seven games and is a minus-8 in that span. As hard as it would be to sit the superstar, if you have an option performing better at the moment, it may be best to use it for a few games.
News:Jarome Iginla notched his fifth goal of the season in Saturday's 4-3 win over Colorado. He fired four shots and finished the night with an even plus/minus rating.
Analysis: The level rating was a victory of sorts, as he's a team-worst minus-7 on the campaign. Jarome Iginla isn't used to looking up and seeing any Calgary skaters ahead of him in the scoring categories, but his nine points in 16 games put him behind teammates Alex Tanguay and Olli Jokinen. It's easily foreseeable that Iginla will pick up his scoring pace as the season unfolds.
News:Jarome Iginla had an assist on the game-winning goal in Sunday's 2-1 victory over the Avalanche.
Analysis:Jarome Iginla typically feasts on opponents in November and already has two goals and two assists in four games in the month. He seems to have shaken an early season slump.
News:Jarome Iginla, who'd struggled to the tune of only four points in his first 10 games of the year, nearly doubled that total with two goals and an assist in Thursday's win over Detroit.
Analysis: Part of Jarome Iginla's troubles have been attributable to bad luck, as his .083 shooting percentage entering Thursday's action was well off his career .133 pace. The key for the star winger in this one was an increased focus on shooting -- he put six pucks on net, a season high.
News:Jarome Iginla is off to a rough start this season, with only two goals, two assists, and a minus-3 in 10 games.
Analysis: Although linemate Alex Tanguay has performed well this season, Jarome Iginla still is pressing a little bit to find his scoring form. He usually tears it up in November, however, averaging more than a point per game over the last six years, and is a notorious slow starter.
News:Jarome Iginla notched a goal and an assist in the Flames' 3-2 overtime losing effort against the Rangers on Thursday.
Analysis:Jarome Iginla finally looked like the Iggy of old Thursday, taking more shots and putting up two points. It always takes a while to re-adjust after missing all of training camp, so Iginla should be a stellar start from here on out.
News:Jarome Iginla netted his first goal of the season in Monday's loss to St. Louis.
Analysis: The ever-productive veteran had a quiet opening night, but the odds of him being limited often are small. Look for Jarome Iginla's scoring to correlate directly with Calgary's fortunes this season, just be aware that he's not on a great team.
News:Jarome Iginla was held off the scoresheet and was a minus-2 in the Flames' 5-3 season opening loss to the Penguins Saturday.
Analysis: Although it was a rough night for Jarome Iginla, it was his first real ice time in a long time after missing the whole preseason with back spasms. One game is nothing to worry too much about.
News:Jarome Iginla (back) will be ready to go for Saturday's season opener, the Calgary Sun reports.
Analysis: It would've taken quite the setback to keep Jarome Iginla out of Saturday's game. It may take him a period or two to get re-adjusted to game speed since he missed all of the preseason and training camp, but the winger is tough and should be worth a start on a nightly basis.
News:Jarome Iginla (back spasms) skated by himself Sunday, The Calgary Herald reports.
Analysis:Jarome Iginla has a chance to play Saturday in the regular season opener against Pittsburgh. The 34-year-old winger has played in a full 82 games five of the last six seasons.
News:Jarome Iginla (back spasms) skated by himself for 20 minutes on Thursday, the Calgary Sun reports.
Analysis: This is a good sign, but skating for 20 minutes and playing in a game are two very different things. "I felt good today and and will keep working to be ready for opening day", Jarome Iginla said afterwards. His status remains up in the air for the Flames' opener but considering his history (82 games played in each of the last four seasons), it would be a surprise if Iginla is not on the ice October 8th against Pittsburgh.
News: Calgary Head Coach Brent Sutter said Jarome Iginla may be back on the ice in the next couple days, the Calgary Herald reports.
Analysis: The Flames are not rushing Jarome Iginla back, as they do not feel he will miss any regular season time. Keep checking back for updates, but Iginla should be ready to go come the season opener on Oct. 8.
News:Jarome Iginla (back) still has not participated in training camp, the Calgary Sun reports.
Analysis: The Flames are not taking any chances with their superstar, so they don't want to pressure him to come back. Head coach Brent Sutter appeared unconcerned about the injury, although there is no timetable for his return to practice. That being said, it would be quite surprising if Jarome Iginla was not ready for the regular season.
News:Jarome Iginla (back) missed practice again Monday, but reported improvement in his condition, according to the Flames' official site.
Analysis: The star winger said that he remains day-to-day with the injury, but the precautionary approach to his recovery is simply to avoid further aggravation.
News:Jarome Iginla left the Flames' first skate of training camp after less than a half hour after experiencing back spasms, according to TSN.ca.
Analysis: He said he was just being cautious. "It's nothing I haven't had before," he said afterwards. "I've had them during the season at different times. I thought it was better to be safe than keep aggravating it." We've all been there -- it's probably just that little extra push that comes from the adrenaline of an exciting moment. They'll be careful with him.
News: As the Flames head into training camp, the top line of Jarome Iginla and Alex Tanguay still does not have a de facto center, the Calgary Sun reports.
Analysis: Whoever the No. 1 center is won't have a huge impact on Jarome Iginla's scoring, as he will get 80-100 points for you every year, but it would certainly be nice for Iginla to have a little consistency from the position. Mikael Backlund appears to be the frontrunner at the moment, while Olli Jokinen is always an option as well.
News: Flames GM Jay Feaster says Iginla is going nowhere this offseason, the Associated Press reports.
Analysis: There's been a lot of talk about the veteran star possibly moving on after 14 seasons with the club after they missed the playoffs for a second straight season. Iggy owners might want to see what he can do with more talented linemates, but then again, there's something to be said about a guy who hasn't missed a game in four seasons and has averaged over a point per game in an impressive four of the last five seasons. That type of thing is hard to replicate sometimes when you throw too many new variables into the mix.
News: Iginla lit the lamp on the power play Saturday in Calgary's season-ending loss to Vancouver. He finishes the campaign with a ledger of 43-43-86.
Analysis: He also finishes the season having played in all 82 games, for the fourth year in a row. We don't need to tell you that Iginla is an elite scorer, but his next start will be in October.
Calgary's Iginla Gets 1000th Point In Victory Friday
News: Iginla had two goals and an assist Friday night to help Calgary down St. Louis 3-2.
Analysis: With Calgary's playoff hopes hanging by a thread, Inginla saved one of his best performances of the year for Friday's game. His second goal at the 14:57 mark of the third period gave Calgary a 3-2 lead and was his 1000th career point. Calgary had been down 2-0 at one point before Iginla scored his first of the game at the 15:28 mark of the second.
News: Iginla scored twice on the power play and added an assist Saturday as the Flames roared back from a 4-1 deficit to claim a shootout win over the Oilers.
Analysis: With 75 points and five games left, he's within reach of yet another point-per-game campaign. He's the best scorer on this roster by a wide margin, and deserves a start whenever the Flames take the ice.
News: Iginla scored his 31st and 32nd goals of the year in Thursday's win over the Avalanche.
Analysis: He hadn't put one home in four straight after snapping a four-game goal-scoring streak. Iginla tends to score in bunches, so it could be that he's just heating up again right now.
News: Iginla had two goals and an assist in Tuesday's win over St. Louis.
Analysis: Iginla has been very consistent of late, with points in nine of his last 12 contests. Overall, he has 27 goals and 61 points in 65 games this season.
News: Iginla notched his 31st assist of the campaign Saturday in Calgary's 4-2 loss at Vancouver.
Analysis: He has at least one helper in each of the Flames' last five games. Even so, he needs teammate Alex Tanguay to return to action to take some of the scoring pressure off of him.
News: Iginla logged two assists in Saturday's shootout loss to Los Angeles. Despite his solid total in that column (27 on the season), it's just his third multi-assist game of the campaign.
Analysis: He's the best there is on this roster. After a three-game drought to start 2011, he's pocketed 14 points in the ensuing 13 games. If you own him, you have to start him, unless your league is very shallow and you're playing with all superstars.
News: Iginla helped the Flames cap off a 4-1 win over the Blues Wednesday by dropping the puck into an empty net.
Analysis: Iginla has been remarkably consistent this season even though the same cannot be said about the team as a whole. The captain is looking at 75 points this year if he can maintain this level of production.
Iginla Keeps Producing As Flames Win Third Straight Game
News: Iginla used the power play to bank his 21st goal of the season Monday in a 3-1 win over Nashville.
Analysis: Iginla needs 34 more points to reach 1,000 for his career. Since he's been close to a point-per-game pace, there is a chance that he could accomplish that milestone with 32 regular-season games left for Calgary in 2010-11.
News: Iginla added an assist to his team-leading scoring totals Saturday as the Flames swiped a win in Vancouver.
Analysis: He has 10 points in eight contests and should be active as often as possible.
News: In addition to recording an assist, Iginla scored unassisted Friday in a 7-4 win over Dallas.
Analysis: Iginla was one of five Calgary skaters with two or more points in the high-scoring contest. He'll end up with 75 points at this current rate.
News: Iginla will not partake in the All-Star Game because of personal reasons, the Calgary Herald reports.
Analysis: Iginla reportedly withdrew from what would have been his sixth All-Star Game so that he can spend time with his ailing grandmother. He will be replaced in the lineup by Flyers forward Daniel Briere, according to USA Today.
News: Iginla had a goal and an assist in Tuesday's loss to Carolina.
Analysis: Despite the two points, Iginla still managed to finish the night a minus-1. Yet with 39 points in 43 games, Iginla was very worthy of his selection to the All-Star team.
News: Iginla scored his 17th goal of the season with just seconds left in the opening period against the Red Wings on Friday night.
Analysis: Iginla also added an assist later on in the game, which is good news for his owners after he had been held off the scoreboard in the previous three games. He's a must-start as always.
News: Iginla extended his point streak to five games by scoring in Friday's 3-2 win over Colorado.
Analysis: If he's not scoring himself, Iginla's setting the table for goals. Only once in the month of December was he held without a point, a truly remarkable feat.
News: Flames interim GM Jay Feaster will not trade Iginla, the Calgary Herald reports.
Analysis: Rumors that Iginla, who has a no-trade clause in his contract, would be dealt trended abound the web following the resignation of long-time GM Darryl Sutter, but Feaster insists that he does not plan to let go of the team's top skater. "There's no plan to trade Jarome," Feaster said. "There's no desire on my part to trade Jarome." As the focal point of the Flames' offense, Iginla is one of the few players not affected much by the team's overall struggles this season.
News: Iginla netted another goal Monday, helping the Flames defeat the Sabres, 3-2.
Analysis: Proving that he can be a top-tier fantasy producer at the age of 33, Iginla has a point in all but one December contest (13 total game).
News: Iginla required four stitches under his right eye after tussling with Jamie Benn of the Stars in Thursday's win, but was able to return following the fight, the Flames' official site reports.
Analysis: Iginla, who assisted in the game on top of the 5-minute fighting major, will drop the mitts when necessary. He should be fine to play Monday against the Sabres.
News: The Wild slammed the door on Iginla's nine-game scoring streak, holding him without a point on two shots Saturday. Minnesota won in Calgary, 3-1.
Analysis: This diminishes our enthusiasm for him not one bit; keep him in your active lineup.
Flames' Iginla Has Favorable History Against Minnesota
News: Iginla will be looking to extend his point streak to 10 games in a night game Saturday against the Wild.
Analysis: He stepped into the season on the wrong foot, but Iginla has been a machine around the holiday season, proving at the age of 33 that he can still hang among the elite in fantasy hockey. Iginla has 57 points (31 G, 26 A) against Minnesota in 58 career games, so he could very well be the gift that keeps on giving.
News: Iginla extended his point streak to nine games with a secondary assist in Thursday's 5-2 win over Toronto.
Analysis: Stop, drop, and roll - Iginla is on fire. If you're lucky enough to own him in a fantasy league, stop and let the excitement from his excellent run sink in. Definitely don't drop him, and just keep rolling with him as you normally would.
News: Iginla scored the first and final goal in Monday's 3-2 OT win over the Blue Jackets.
Analysis: Outside of Iginla and Rene Bourque and Alex Tanguay, the Flames have a shortage of steady producers. At least with Iginla, you can count on him averaging around a point per game despite a lack of support around him.
News: Iginla had a couple of assists in Friday's 3-2 shootout loss in Anaheim.
Analysis: Iginla has played improved hockey his last seven games, having recorded a point in each of those contests. He has three goals and six goals in those last seven.
News: Iginla has 28 career goals in 54 games against the Kings, a team the Flames play against Thursday, the Calgary Herald reports.
Analysis: Iginla was a must-start in fantasy leagues anyway, but this is even more reason to cement him into your lineup ahead of Thursday's contest.
News: Iginla played string music with his 12th goal of the season in Tuesday's 4-2 win over Tampa Bay.
Analysis: The Flames were on a two-man advantage when Iginla positioned himself perfectly before taking a pass from Jay Bouwmeester and sending home the game's final goal. Now, Iginla has three goals in his past five games.
News: Iginla netted his 11th goal in Sunday's 4-2 loss to Chicago.
Analysis: Iginla extended his current scoring streak to four games and five points (2G, 3A). Iginla picked up his fourth power-play goal and has 23 points in 27 games.
News: Iginla posted a goal and an assist in Monday's 3-0 win over the Wild.
Analysis: With 12 points (8G, 4A) in the past 10 games, Iginla has shifted into a higher gear. He may be past his prime, but the Flames captain can still work magic with the puck, delivering plenty of goals and helpers in 2010-11.
News: Iginla posted the Flames' only goal Monday in a loss to the Rangers, his sixth in the last three games.
Analysis: Iginla has erased his poor start with a reminder of his talent the last week. Of his season's nine goals, seven have come in the last five games. He's an immensely talented player and is finally rewarding those relying on him for consistent production. This torrid pace can't keep up, but expect more steadiness from the Calgary captain.
News: Iginla kept his hot streak alive with two goals and an assist in Sunday's 5-4 overtime loss to the Red Wings.
Analysis: One of the goals came on the power play. Iginla, a recent subject of trade rumors which were eventually dismissed by GM Jay Feaster, is regaining his scoring touch to the tune of five lamp-lighters in his last two games. Hopefully he was left in fantasy starting lineups during the goal craze.
News: Iginla scored three times in Friday's 7-2 shellacking of the visiting Blackhawks.
Analysis: This was a great time to find his scoring touch, as Iginla was a force. He fired six shots on net and ended the night plus-2. Rumors will continue to swirl about Iggy and a potential trade, but he is a consummate professional that will play strongly wherever he is.
News: Flames assistant GM Jay Feaster dismissed recent trade rumors regarding Iginla, the Calgary Herald reports. "The one you won't see is that," Feaster said. "We've had no conversations about moving Jarome. That just hasn't happened. That one is one that you don't need to wait for."
Analysis: The Flames still might have more trades coming, but the one big shakeup with Iginla isn't one of them.
News: Iginla has been the subject of a handful of trade rumors, including one that would send him to the Kings for Brayden Schenn, the Calgary Herald reports.
Analysis: Iginla's fantasy owners would certainly welcome a change of scenery for him. He has a no-movement clause in his contract and would have to approve any deal.
News: Iginla scored his third goal of the season Saturday night in the closing seconds of the Flames' loss to the Sharks. He now has four goals in his last 32 games dating back to the last 15 games of the 2009-10 season.
Analysis: Perhaps this late goal will help get Iginla going. On Friday night against Phoenix he was especially bad, getting no shots on goal while going minus-4 in a 5-4 loss. If the Flames are to have any chance this year, they need to get their horse going.
Iginla Gets Goal, Assist as Flames Fall in San Jose
News: Iginla's late goal brought the Flames close, but they were unable to close the gap on the Sharks on Saturday, coming away with a 4-3 loss in San Jose.
Analysis: He added an assist to the effort, but he's still behind the pace we anticipated for him (12 points in 16 games). You should still start him, of course, but don't anticipate too much here.
Iginla Gets Three Assists in 6-2 Victory Over Columbus on Friday Night
News: Iginla recorded three assists in Friday night's 6-2 drubbing of Columbus.
Analysis: It's been a tough start to the season for the Flames' Captain so hopefully this is a sign of things to come. It should be noted that Iginla has gone pointless in six of eight games the Flames have played this season so he'll need to show some consistency if he wants to keep Calgary on the right track.
News: Iginla scored his first goal of the season Saturday night to put the Flames ahead for good against the Oilers. The goal came on the power play.
Analysis: Iginla had a new pivotman this game, with Matt Stajan replacing Olli Jokinen.
News: Iginla hasn't been able to get on the board in the first three games this year, including Thursday's shutout loss to the Panthers.
Analysis: The former 50-goal scorer has been trending down over the past couple years, but at 33, he should still have several big years left in him. The question is whether he has the right players surrounding him.
News: Iginla may finally get some scoring support on the top line. The Flames started camp with him on a line with both Olli Jokinen and Alex Tanguay, reports Sportsnet.ca.
Analysis: Jokinen is the likely candidate but interestingly enough, the team seems prepared to rotate Iggy and Tanguay at that position in order to make the unit work. Both Iggy and Olli are shooters so it may take some time for this group to gel. But if there's chemistry, Iggy may be able to return to his lofty 90-point past.
News: Flames winger Jarome Iginla went wild on the Minnesota Wild on Sunday afternoon. Iginla started his afternoon in th first period with an assist on Mark Giordano's goal. He later scored in the second period on a power play for his 28th goal of the season. The third period belonged to him, however, as he scored twice more for the hat trick, the final tally coming on the open net. He now has 30 goals on the year.
Analysis: Iginla now has 62 points on the season for the Flames and is clearly a must-start No. 1 Fantasy option. Iginla is always worth starting in Fantasy play.
News:Jarome Iginla headed off to the Olympics on a scoring spree. Iginla scored twice in the second period, and Miikka Kiprusoff made 26 saves in the Calgary Flames 3-1 victory over the Anaheim Ducks on Saturday night. Iginla gave the Flames a 2-1 lead at 2:42 of the second, and added his 27th goal of the season with 6:02 left in the period. He has six goals in his last 10 games after scoring just once in his previous 15 games. We had a lot of shots and we had a lot of quality scoring chances, Iginla said. Its a good way to go into the break. Both goals came against Jonas Hiller, the goalie Iginla will likely face Thursday night when Canada plays Switzerland in the Olympics.
Analysis: Iginla heads to the Olympics having recorded five points in his last three games and he has 57 points on the year for the Flames. Fantasy owners don't want him to go to the Olympics because he's hot right now. Iginla is always worth starting in Fantasy play.
News:Brenden Morrow was able to laugh about it after the game. The Dallas winger overcame an own-goal to set up the tying and go-ahead scores in the Stars' 3-1 victory against the Calgary Flames on Thursday. "We can laugh about it now, but what an embarrassing feeling," Morrow said. Late in the first period, Jarome Iginla lost control of the puck as he attempted to carry it in front of the net. However, as it bounced through the slot, Morrow, attempting to clear the puck, inadvertently fired it into his own net. "I was just trying to clear it and I caught it a little thin," Morrow said. "It's one of those things. It's the first time it's ever happened to me. I've seen it on highlights, laugh about it when it's other people but when it's you, it's a different feeling." Noting that the puck came to him off the stick of Morrow's Canadian Olympic teammate Iginla, Morrow quipped, "We had some good chemistry, but just a week too early."
Analysis: Iginla had his first goal in six games thanks to his Olympic buddy. It's been another tough run for Iginla since December. The goals have dried up as Calgary can't settle into an offensive rhythm. Iginla had a similar problem in 2008-09, but he did re-emerge down the stretch. We can only hope for a repeat in 2009-10. Iginla remains a viable Fantasy start since he is such a big scoring threat.
News: Calgary winger Jarome Iginla had a big game on Saturday in a 6-1 win over the Oilers. Iginla recorded two assists in the game and scored two goals of his own. Iginla assisted on Dustin Boyd's goal in the first period to get the scoring started in the game. He then assisted Rene Bourque later in the first. At the end of the second, Iginla tallies his first goal of the game, his 23rd on the year. It came on a power play. The second goal, his 24th, came in the third period and was the final tally of the game.
Analysis: Iginla has recorded points in three straight games now and has seven over that span. He's now at 51 points on the season and remains a must-start Fantasy option in all leagues.
News:The Sports Xchange reports Flames RW Jarome Iginla ended his scoring drought at 11 games with a first-period goal Wednesday against the Stars. He also collected an assist, the 466th of his career, which ties him with Theoren Fleury for second spot on the franchise's all-time list. Al MacInnis is first with 609.
Analysis: The 11-game goal drought set a new career high for Iginla. Iginla's numbers mirror that of the offensive slump Calgary has endured as a team in January. It's not so much his play as much as an overall poor effort in Calgary. Hopefully, he will use Wednesday's game as a launching pad and get back to the level we know he can play at.
News:Jarome Iginla, the Flames' captain and leading scorer, has gone 11 games without a goal after failing to score Monday against the Blues, with just two assists during that stretch. He had a chance to end his scoring drought when the puck came to him at the side of the net during an early power play, but it got caught up in his skates. He then fell to the ice, swiping the puck through the crease as he fell. Iginla had another great chance as the Flames broke in three on one. Iginla chose to hang onto the puck and snapped a shot from the top of the faceoff circle that Ty Conklin got a pad on. With the rebound in the crease, Curtis Glencross had his stick lifted from behind by the hard backchecking T.J. Oshie.
Analysis: The 11-game goal drought sets a new career high for Iginla. Iginla's numbers mirror that of the offensive slump Calgary has endured as a team in January. It's not so much his play as much as an overall poor effort in Calgary. Still, Fantasy owners count heavily on Iginla and he just isn't living up the standards.
News:The Sports Xchange reports Flames RW Jarome Iginla has now gone through 10 games without a goal, which matches the longest slump of his career. He was also minus-2 on Thursday against the Blackhawks and had no shots on goal.
Analysis: Iginla did have an assist on Thursday, but he has only seven points in his last 15 games. Iginla's numbers mirror that of the offensive slump Calgary has endured as a team in January. It's not so much his play as much as an overall poor effort in Calgary. Still, Fantasy owners count heavily on Iginla and he just isn't living up the standards.
News: Flames RW Jarome Iginla has played eight consecutive games without a goal, equaling his longest drought since a 10-game stretch from Jan. 8 - Feb. 4, 2008.
Analysis: The Flames are 2-6 during Iginla's slump, and he better get things going if Calgary wants to remain in a playoff spot. Like fellow struggling star Evgeni Malkin, Iginla is really too good to bench in most Fantasy leagues as you know there's a good chance the minute you remove him from your lineup he'll catch fire.
News: Flames RW Jarome Iginla made it five straight games without a point when he was shut out in Wednesday's loss to the Penguins.
Analysis: Ignila has just five points in his last 12 games and has really been struggling since the end of December. He remains worth starting in all leagues because of his superb potential, and hopefully he'll pick back up the pace soon.
News: Flames RW Jarome Iginla scored and added two assists in Saturday's win over the Maple Leafs. He had just one goal and no assists in his previous five games.
Analysis: Iginla has the odd short slump now and again, but he's still on a point-per-game pace this season and remains a must-start option in all formats.
News: The Calgary Herald reports that Flames coach Brent Sutter is not worried about his slumping star RW Jarome Iginla, who has just one goal in the last 11 games and none in the last seven. "Jarome has been fine," Sutter said. "You guys look at goals and I look at all other aspects of his game, just like I do all players. Obviously, everyone expects Jarome to score just as we do but that being said we dont want it to be at the expense of other areas of his game. Jaromes been fine. I have no problems there."
Analysis: Despite his recent struggles, Iginla still has 33 points in 33 games this season, so it's not like he's been a complete disaster. Continue to roll with him in all Fantasy leagues.
News: Flames RW Jarome Iginla has been held without a goal the last four games and has scored only once in the last eight games. In those eight games, he has collected eight assists, including two helpers in the win over Atlanta on Wednesday.
Analysis: Iginla might be in a bit of scoring drought the last few weeks, but he did score 13 times in November, so it's not like he has been totally useless. At least he is putting up some sort of offensive production. Iginla has had some scoring slumps the last few seasons, but he usually snaps out of it and goes on a tear. He remains a must-start Fantasy option at all times.
News: Flames RW Jarome Iginla scored a goal, tallied an assist and finished at plus-1 during Monday's game against the Predators. Iginla scored on the power play to close out the scoring with 1:07 left to play. Iginla finished November with 13 goals and 20 points in 14 games.
Analysis: Don't be surprised if Iginla takes home the honors as Player of the Month for November. He doubled his output from the first month of the season and had his finest run in a long time. Iginla is an elite scorer and must-start Fantasy option.
News:Jarome Iginla scored a goal in each period to lead the Flames to a 5-2 victory over the Kings on Saturday. Iginla completed his first hat trick of the season, and ninth of his career, with a shot from the right circle that got past Kings goalie Jonathan Quick with 4:07 left in the game. It was Iginla's 11th goal in his last nine games. The Flames captain scored Calgary's first goal just 13 seconds after the opening faceoff. He tied the game 2-2 during a 5-on-3 power play 6:51 into the second.
Analysis: Iginla has failed to score only twice so far in the month of Novemver as he has increased his points total on the season to 22 with 15 goals and seven assists. He is off to a good start to the season and playing up to his billing as a must-start Fantasy option.
News:The Sports Xchange reports RW Jarome Iginla continues to be on a roll. Iginla scored twice on Saturday against the Maple Leafs to give him eight goals in eight games. He has 11 goals on the season and three game winners.
Analysis: Iginla has scored in five of six November games and is delivering the results the Flames and Fantasy owners want to see. Iginla has had his frustrating moments since the second half of the 2008-09 season, but he appears in top form and remains a must-start Fantasy option.
News: Calgary RW Jarome Iginla scored for the fourth straight game on Tuesday night against the Canadiens. Iginla's goal was the only goal scored in the game as the Flames won 1-0. He has a total of five goals over this streak and six points total.
Analysis: Iginla has Ollie Jokinen back on his line and is back picking up points at his usual clip. Continue to roll with him in all Fantasy formats as a No. 1 Fantasy forward.
News: Flames RW Jarome Iginla scored in a third straight game Saturday as Calgary defeated the Rangers 3-1.
Analysis: Iginla has Ollie Jokinen back on his line and is back picking up points at his usual clip. Continue to roll with him in all Fantasy formats as a No. 1 Fantasy forward.
News: Flames RW Jarome Iginla scored twice and added an assist in Wednesday's win over the Stars. It was his second three-point game of the season, but his first multi-goal performance.
Analysis: Iginla had Olli Jokinen back on his line for this game, and the move clearly paid dividends. He also played with David Moss or Eric Nystrom on his wing instead of Curtis Glencross. You have to think the two highest-paid forward on the Flames might stick together for a while if this pace continues, but Iginla remains a must-start Fantasy option, no matter who he's on a line with.
News: Flames RW Jarome Iginla scored his fourth goal of the season on Wednesday in a 3-2 loss to the Avalanche. Iginla's goal came only 55 seconds into the contest, beating Craig Anderson on a wrist shot. He increased his points total on the year to nine with the tally.
Analysis: Iginla has only one multi-point game on the season and has gotten off to a lackluster start overall this season. Iginla went through extended slumps last season and has not gotten out of the game too impressively this season. He does however have a point in three straight and remains a must-start.
News: The Calgary Flames have been getting contributions from just about everyone this season. It was finally captain Jarome Iginla's turn. Iginla broke out of an extended scoring slump with a goal and two assists in the Flames' 6-3 victory over the Columbus Blue Jackets on Tuesday. Iginla played his second consecutive game on a line centered by Craig Conroy, and the reunited linemates combined to set up first-period goals by Curtis Glencross and Jay Bouwmeester as Calgary took a 3-1 lead. With the Flames leading 4-3 in the third period, Iginla scored at 12:46 by snapping a shot from the faceoff dot into the top corner past goalie Steve Mason. "I look at the shots and the quality scoring chances he had, and tonight was his best game," Flames coach Brent Sutter said.
Analysis: It was the first multipoint game of the season for Iginla, who had only four points in Calgary's first eight games. But the Flames (6-2-1) have been winning without his offense. "It's been a fun start," Iginla said. "It's still been a really enjoyable October. As a team, it feels like we have a lot of good things going and it feels like we can still get better." Iginla has sorted frustrated Fantasy owners since midseason last year with his extended scoring slumps, but the numbers still seem to pan out for the veteran forward in the end. Continue to start Iginla in all Fantasy formats despite his slow stary.
News:The Sports Xchange reports Flames RW Jarome Iginla awoke to headlines Tuesday asking what's wrong with his game because he didn't score a goal in either of the first two games. Iginla's defensive game still needs a lot of work, but he tallied on the power play against the Canadiens to end his "slump." "I hope I never go two games again without scoring, but it may happen," he said. "It's fine. It's a compliment you guys feel that pressure to go, but it's a lot better, those questions when we're winning."
Analysis: Iginla has had to answer a lot of questions about his offensive game since he hit a midseason slump in 2008-09. Iginla still managed 30-plus goals for an eighth straight season, but he was a huge disappointment after totaling 50 goals in 2007-08. Iginla is still one of the best offensive players in the NHL and should get on a roll. Despite the slow start, Iginla remains a must-start Fantasy option.
News: Calgary RW Jarome Iginla had a goal and an assist in Monday's game against the Kings. His scored goal was a game-winner in the second period on a slap shot with assists from Michael Cammalleri and Jordan Leopold.
Analysis: Iginla is up to 88 points on the season with 34 goals and 54 assists. He has a goal in three of his last four games as he continues to be a point per game player. He remains a must-start option for the remainder of the season.
News: Flames RW Jarome Iginla scored his team's only goal during Monday's 2-1 loss against the Sharks. Iginla tied it with 4:51 left in the first period, taking a pass from Daymond Langkow at the face-off dot and snapping a shot that Evgeni Nabokov only got a portion of. It was his 32nd goal and first in seven games.
Analysis: Iginla hasn't been as efficient offensively at times in 2008-09, but he has still managed to post 85 points and appears well on his way to a third straight season of 90-plus points. Iginla skates with the likes of Olli Jokinen and Michael Cammalleri and remains a must-start Fantasy option.
News: Flames RW Jarome Iginla tallied two assists and finished at plus-2 during Thursday's 5-1 win against the Flyers. He has four multi-point games during a six-game point streak. He has totaled seven goals and eight assists in that span.
Analysis: Iginla immediately clicked with new linemate Olli Jokinen Thursday and he is now part of one of the best lines in the NHL -- which includes Michael Cammalleri. Iginla has really started to pick up his offensive game after being in a lull for most of January and February. The thought of Jokinen stealing more of Iginla's scoring chances is a concern, but as long as Iginla is racking up points, he remains a must-start Fantasy option.
News:Vincent Lecavalier, Martin St. Louis and the Tampa Bay Lightning spoiled Calgary star Jarome Iginla's milestone night. Lecavalier and St. Louis each had two goals and an assist, and Mark Recchi had five assists to help the Lightning beat the Flames 8-6 on Sunday night. Iginla has 834 points in 922 career games, all with the Flames. He broke the franchise record of 830 set by Theo Fleury in 791 games. The two were teammates for three seasons before Fleury was traded to Colorado in the 1998-99 season. Iginla's milestone 831st point came when Craig Conroy deflected in Dion Phaneuf's shot after Iginla had started the sequence by getting the puck back to Phaneuf. "I was excited to get it at home. I wasn't too picky about it being a real nice one. It was cool to get it on Conroy's," Iginla said. "Unfortunately the night didn't go the way we wanted, we let it get away from us. Looking back on it down the road, it's still going to be a great night."
Analysis: Recchi acknowledged Iginla's feat with a friendly tap on the shinpads. "He's the face of the franchise. When you think of the Calgary Flames, you think of Jarome Iginla and it's great to see him get that opportunity and to do it at home is nice, too," Recchi said. "He's had a great career and he's an amazing player. To be the franchise leader, that's a great honor." Iginla has pretty much been a high-end Fantasy option for the last decade, but he was making Fantasy owners a little nervous from early January to mid-February when his scoring was down. Those fears likely can be put aside with the latest run Iginla has been on. He has six goals and seven assists in his last six games. That's serious production. Iginla and the Flames are in the thick of the playoff race, so continue to keep him active in all Fantasy formats as Calgary will need his scoring down the stretch.
News: Flames RW Jarome Iginla scored a goal and tallied an assist during Tuesday's game against the Canucks. He opened the scoring 9:51 into the first period with his 21st goal and added an assist in the third period giving him 823 career points (395 goals, 428 assists). It moved him past Al MacInnis (822) into second place on the Flames career scoring list. Theoren Fleury is on top with 830.
Analysis: Iginla had his first multi-point effort Tuesday in 10 games. Ever since the calendar year hit 2009, Iginla hasn't been his normal electric self. Calgary has found other sources of scoring, but they want and need Iginla to up his game. Fantasy owners would also like that since Iginla is usually a must-start Fantasy option.
News: Calgary captain Jarome Iginla's goal-scoring drought extended to six games Thursday against the Kings. He has just two goals in his last 18 games, but does have 12 assists in that span, including one Thursday against the Kings.
Analysis: Iginla began the season with six goals in each of the first three months, but since the calendar year hit 2009 he is floundering to put the puck in the back of the net. This is as bad of a scoring slump we have seen Iginla endure in years. We wish we knew when or how Iginla can break the curse, but at least he is keeping busy with the assists.
News: Flames RW Jarome Iginla notched his 20th goal of the season during Monday's 4-3 loss to the Avalanche. Iginla continues to torment the Avalanche. With his wrist-shot goal 11:01 into the second period, he has 62 points in 71 career games against Colorado. It's the most of any NHL player against the Avalanche since they moved from Quebec.
Analysis: Iginla has scored just twice in his last 12 games, but has points in six of his last seven outings (two goals, seven assists). His scoring has been down since mid-December and that has allowed Michael Cammalleri to surpass him for the team lead. But Iginla is still making himself useful with assists and remains a must-start Fantasy option.
News: Calgary RW Jarome Iginla had two assists in Wednesday's 5-2 win over the Sabres, helping Michael Cammalleri to a hat trick in the game. Iginla now has 57 points on the season with 20 goals and 37 assists.
Analysis: Iginla has had some problems scoring in the month of January but has kept up in the assists department. He remains a top option in Fantasy leagues and should be starting in all leagues through thick and thin.
News: Flames RW Jarome Iginla had a goal and an assist during Wednesday's 5-4 shootout win against the Blue Jackets. Iginla tied the game at one 9:11 into the first period with his 19th goal. It was his first score in nine January games, but he does have six points (five assists) during a four-game point streak.
Analysis: Fantasy owners have been waiting a long time for Iginla to dent the twine in January. He has scored in just three games since Dec. 8 and hasn't been his usual reliable self. Iginla is still putting points on the board and remains productive in Fantasy, but just not as much as we are used to. Iginla still has the talent to be a high-end Fantasy option, so don't lose hope.
News:The Sports Xchange reports Flames RW Jarome Iginla again failed to score -- he now has two goals in 13 games -- but did collect a pair of assists Saturday against the Coyotes. He also fought former Flames teammate David Hale, likely in an attempt to ignite his team from its slumber in the first period.
Analysis: Iginla has just 18 goals on the seaso, but fell behind teammate Michael Cammalleri for the team lead after Cammalleri scored twice Saturday. This is only significant since Iginla has led Calgary in goals since 2000-01 and usually by a large margin. The complexion of the Flames has changed somewhat since the offseason, but Iginla is still their best scorer and shoots at will. He could be looking at a huge second half, but 50 goals for a second straight season is unlikely.
News: Flames RW Jarome Iginla tallied an assist and finished at minus-1 in 23:01 of ice time Thursday against the Sharks. Iginla failed to score on four shots and doesn't have a goal in six games since scoring twice on New Year's Eve.
Analysis: Iginla has just 18 goals on the season and leads teammates Michael Cammalleri by just one score. This is only significant since Iginla has led Calgary in goals since 2000-01 and usually by a large margin. The complexion of the Flames has changed somewhat since the offseason, but Iginla is still their best scorer and shoots at will. He could be looking at a huge second half, but 50 goals for a second straight season is unlikely.
News:Jarome Iginla and Michael Cammalleri closed out the year in style for the Calgary Flames. Iginla and Cammalleri each had two goals and three assists to lead Calgary to a 6-4 victory against the Edmonton Oilers on Wednesday night. "We just congratulated ourselves on both of our firsts," Cammalleri said. "It was a lot of fun tonight for sure. I really enjoyed it and we are excited about the New Year." During his 12 seasons with the Flames, Iginla has had four points on 14 occasions, including twice this season. But he had never reached five points until he had an assist on Cammalleri's empty-net goal in the third. "It feels good," Iginla said. "It was a good way to end the year (with) a team effort and to beat the Oilers also for the first time this year."
Analysis: Iginla now has 45 points on the season for the Flames and has eight points (two goals and six assists) in his last five games. Start the 12-year veteran winger through thick and thin.
News: Calgary RW Jarome Iginla's first period assist Friday against Chicago was his 800th career NHL point. It was his fifth point in his last three games.
Analysis: Ignla had four points on Dec. 16 against St. Louis and is starting to go on a productive run. He has 38 points on the season and continues to be the lone constant for the Flames. Start the 12-year veteran winger through thick and thin.
News: Flames RW Jarome Iginla matched his career high with four points in a 6-3 win over the Blues on Tuesday night. Iginla had two goals and two assists.
Analysis: Iginla is now tied for fourth in the league with 37 points (16G, 21A), but wasn't shooting as much heading into Tuesday with two or fewer SOG in three of his last four. He put an end to that trend in the win over the Blues with six shots, and remains a must-start in all Fantasy formats, no matter how many shots he's producing.
News: Flames RW Jarome Iginla scored a goal and tallied an assist during Friday's 4-3 win against the Blues. The Flames overcame deficits of 2-0 in the first period and 3-1 in the third, before Michael Cammalleri's wrist shot off a pass from Iginla from the top of the right circle beat Chris Mason for the winning goal in overtime. Iginla scored his team-leading 13th goal of the season 1:43 into the third period.
Analysis: Iginla has points in seven of his last eight games. He has three goals and seven assists in that span. He has 31 points on the season and continues to be the lone constant for the Flames. Start the 12-year veteran winger through thick and thin.
News: Flames RW Jarome Iginla assisted twice Thursday in a win over the Canucks and now has seven points in his last five games.
Analysis: Iginla is tied for fifth in the league with 28 points and tied for sixth in goals, and is producing just like we thought he would so far this season. He remains a top-10 Fantasy winger in all formats.
News: Calgary RW Jarome Iginla scored his 12th goal of the season in Tuesday's 6-2 win over the Kings. The goal came in the 2nd period on a power play to put the Flames up 3-0. Iginla also had an assist in the game as he helped Michael Cammalleri score in the 1st period on the game's first goal.
Analysis: Iginla has 26 points on the season for the Flames and five in his last four games. He remains a top-10 Fantasy winger in all formats.
News: The flu could not stop Calgary RW Jarome Iginla from scoring his 10th goal of the season Tuesday in a win over the Maple Leafs. Iginla added an assist as he connected on a power play goal in the 1st period to put the Flames up 2-1. He later assisted Dion Phaneuf's 2nd period goal.
Analysis: Iginla was in a bit of scoring funk earlier this month, but he appears to have broken out of it now with four goals in his last three games. He remains a top-10 Fantasy winger in all formats.
News: The Calgary Herald reports that Flames RW Jarome Iginla practiced Tuesday and should play this evening against Toronto.
Analysis: Iginla was in a bit of scoring funk earlier this month, but he appears to have broken out of it now with three goals in his last two games. He remains a top-10 Fantasy winger in all formats.
News: The Calgary Herald reports that Flames C Michael Cammalleri and RW Jarome Iginla are both struggling with a bout of the flu, but are expected to play on Tuesday vs Toronto.
Analysis: Cammalleri is off to a solid start this season with 14 points in 16 games and certainly has some value as a low-end starting Fantasy forward in deeper leagues right now. Iginla remains a top-10 Fantasy winger in all formats, and both should be OK for Fantasy Week 6 (Nov. 10-16).
News: Flames RW Jarome Iginla scored his ninth goal of the season Saturday in a loss to the Blue Jackets.
Analysis: Iginla was in a bit of scoring funk earlier this month, but he appears to have broken out of it now with three goals in his last two games.
News: Flames RW Jarome Iginla assisted twice in Sunday's loss to the Ducks and now has four helpers in his last three games. He has gone four games without a goal, however.
Analysis: Iginla is going to get his name in the scorebook more often than not, not matter whether it's with a goal or an assist. His point total (14) is right on track for his usual solid season, so continue to start him in all formats.
News:The Sports Xchange reports Flames LW Rene Bourque was moved to a line with Jarome Iginla and Craig Conroy on Sunday against the Ducks, while RW Todd Bertuzzi skated on a unit with Daymond Langkow and Michael Cammalleri. Bertuzzi and Langkow combined for the game-winning goal in Los Angeles the night before.
Analysis: Bourque has a lot to gain playing on the top line with Iginla, as does Conroy. However, they likely won't remain there for a long period of time, so both players remain low-end Fantasy options. As for Iginla, Langkow, Cammalleri and Bertuzzi, they are staples in the top six and remain viable Fantasy forwards.
News: Calgary Flames RW Jarome Iginla has been named the first star of the week by the National Hockey League. Iginla led all scorers with seven points (five goals, two assists) to help the Flames win three games last week.
Analysis: A line tweak last week seemed to spark Iginla, who can get scorching hot at times. He remains a must-start forward in all Fantasy formats.
News: Flames RW Jarome Iginla recorded a goal and two assists in a win over the Coyotes on Saturday night. He now has two straight three-point games.
Analysis: A line tweak earlier in the week sparked Iginla, who can get scorching hot at times. He remains a must-start forward in all Fantasy formats.
News: Down by two goals after two periods Thursday night against the Nashville Predators, the Flames stormed back with four third-period goals to earn a 5-3 victory. As is usually the case, captain Jarome Iginla led the way and he did it with a hat trick. Iginla started Calgary's comeback at 14:04 of the second period with a one-timer from the right circle that beat Dan Ellis wide to his left side. Ellis had come out in front of the crease to the right. In the third period, the Flames scored two quick goals. Iginla beat Ellis to the right side at 6:52. David Moss tied it at 3 at 8:05 with a shot from the edge of the crease. Iginla capped the comeback with an empty-net goal.
Analysis: The Flames shifted their first-line centers by putting Michael Cammalleri up Iginla and Todd Bertuzzi and dropped Daymond Langkow to the second line. It seemed to spark Iginla's game as he had just two goals in his first six outings. Iginla is always a threat to challenge for the league's goal-scoring title and remains a must-start Fantasy option.
News: Calgary defeated Washington 2-1 on Tuesday but was down 1-0 after one period of action. Flames RW Jarome Iginla scored on a power play one minute into the 2nd period to tie the score at one. Iginla took five shots on goal in the game.
Analysis: Iginla has two goals and two assists on the season for a total of four points. Iginla was third in the league's scoring race last year, with a 50-goal, 98-point campaign. Expect him to get up near 90 points again and be among the NHL's best scorers. Iginla remains a must-own Fantasy player.
News: Calgary RW Jarome Iginla scored his first goal of the season in Tuesday's win over the Avalanche. Iginla scored in the 3rd period and added an assist in the game in 20 minutes of ice time. He also committed one penalty and spent five minutes in the box.
Analysis: Iginla was third in the league's scoring race last year, with a 50-goal, 98-point campaign. Expect him to get up near 90 points again and be among the NHL's best scorers. Iginla remains a must-own Fantasy player.
News:The Sports Xchange reports the Flames top line will be very strong in 2008-09 with cornerstone star Jarome Iginla the anchor alongside center Daymond Langkow. Thrown in Todd Bertuzzi or Michael Cammalleri on a nightly basis, and Calgary could have one of the best lines in the NHL.
Analysis: Iginla was third in the league's scoring race last year, with a 50-goal, 98-point campaign. Expect him to get up near 90 points again and be among the NHL's best scorers. Iginla remains a must-own Fantasy player.
News: Calgary Flames right wing Jarome Iginla, Pittsburgh Penguins center Evgeni Malkin and Washington Capitals left wing Alex Ovechkin are the three finalists for the Hart Trophy that is awarded to the NHL's most valuable player. The finalists were announced Tuesday by the NHL. The winner will be announced June 12 at the NHL awards ceremony in Toronto.
Analysis: Iginla, a Hart Trophy finalist for the third time, had 50 goals and 48 assists to rank third in the NHL in both categories. It was the second time he had reached the 50-goal mark, and the 98 points were a career best. Iginla fell two points shy of his first 100-point season, but now has 90-plus points in two straight campaigns and three times in his career. It's hard to believe that Iginla has been in the league for 11 seasons, and some might believe he could be on the down swing of his career, but that's not necessarily true. Mats Sundin continues to play at a high level after many years in the NHL, so it is possible for a player like Iginla to sustain his torrid pace. We like Iginla as a top Fantasy forward heading into the 2008-09 season.
News: Calgary captain Jarome Iginla made sure the Flames went into the playoffs on a high note. Iginla scored his 50th goal of the season and added two assists as the Flames finished the regular season with a 7-1 victory over the Vancouver Canucks on Saturday night. Eric Nystrom scored his second goal with 1:42 left, and also added two assists, including the cross-crease feed for Iginla's milestone goal with 7:25 left, giving Calgary's captain 50 goals for a second time, and a career-best 98 points. "It was a pretty good feeling and nice of (coach) Mike (Keenan) and the guys," Iginla said after his teammates spent most of the night trying to set him up for No. 50. "He had me out there every second shift. It was sure nice to see it go in, the guys were trying all night to set me up. They were very generous."
Analysis: Iginla fell two points shy of his first 100-point season, but now has 90-plus points in two straight campaigns and three times in his career. It's hard to believe that Iginla has been in the league for 11 seasons, and some might believe he could be on the down swing of his career, but that's not necessarily true. Mats Sundin continues to play at a high level after many years in the NHL, so it is possible for a player like Iginla to sustain his torrid pace. We like Iginla as a top Fantasy forward heading into the 2008-09 season.
News: RW Jarome Iginla notched his seventh NHL hat trick, and the Flames beat the Minnesota Wild 5-4 in a key Northwest Division clash on Saturday night. The Flames captain tied it 2-2 with 23 seconds left in the second period, put the Flames ahead 50 seconds into the third, and scored his 48th of the season at 6:47. "A high-scoring game like that is a little out of the ordinary, but at this time of year, any style of game, you have to win it," Iginla said. "These are playoff-style games. We want to keep rolling and feeding off of these games, they're big momentum boosts."
Analysis: After struggling in January and February, Iginla has picked up the pace in March as the Flames get ready for a run at the Stanley Cup. He has 10 goals and five assists in 10 games this month to get over the 90-point mark for the second straight season. He is smoking hot right now and should be starting in every Fantasy format.
News:Jarome Iginla scored his 45th goal of the season in the second period and the Calgary Flames climbed into a three-way tie with idle Minnesota and Colorado for first place in the Northwest Division at 84 points after a 4-2 win over the Chicago Blackhawks on Sunday.
Analysis: Iginla has five goals and three assists in four games. The 30-year-old has scored four goals in the last three games and needs just three more points to reach 90 for the third time in his career. He is clearly a No. 1 Fantasy forward in all formats.
News:Jarome Iginla scored two goals but the Calgary Flames lost 6-4 at the Atlanta Thrashers on Thursday. The loss put a dent in the Flames' playoff chances. Calgary entered the game in a virtual tie for first place in the Northwest Division, sixth overall in the Western Conference, but several teams were within points of the Flames in a bid for one of eight playoff berths with 11 games left.
Analysis: The 30-year-old Iginla has netted four goals in the last three games. He is on pace to reach over 90 points for the third time in his career. He is a No. 1 Fantasy forward in all formats.
News:Jarome Iginla slapped a shot past Olaf Kolzig from the top of the left circle with 45 seconds left in the first period to tie the game 1-1. The Flames took the lead at 8:57 of the second period as another two-man advantage expired, but ended up losing 3-2 at Washington on Wednesday night after giving up two power-play goals by Alexander Ovechkin.
Analysis: The 30-year-old Iginla also had an assist and is on pace to reach over 90 points for the third time in his career. He is a perfect 42 goals and 42 assists for the season. That is some serious consistency in Fantasy leagues. Obviously, he is a No. 1 Fantasy forward in all formats.
News: Flames RW Jarome Iginla scored his 365th career goal on Monday, passing Theo Fleury atop the team's all-time list, in the Flames' 7-3 victory against the St. Louis Blues. Iginla one-timed a pass from Kristian Huselius and had the puck go in off the backside of Blues defenseman Eric Brewer and behind Manny Legace at 18:27 of the first period. "It's a really good feeling," said Iginla, who also had two assists. "A nice one-time pass from 'Juice' and I got a break with it going off of their guy's backside and in. I'll take them all."
Analysis: The 30-year-old Iginla has spent all 11 of his NHL seasons with the Flames. He ranks third in points (743) and was already the franchise leader in games played (847). With 82 points in 69 games this season, Iginla is having another solid year and has a chance to get into the 90s for the third time in his career. He remains a No. 1 Fantasy forward in all formats.
News:Jarome Iginla was impressed with the way his Calgary Flames played. "This was a huge game for us and everyone was ready," Iginla said Saturday night. "From the opening face off, we started to hit and play sound, defensive hockey. Everyone knows what's at stake now and played well." And that starts with Iginla, who scored twice to lift the Flames to a 3-1 victory over the Phoenix Coyotes. With the goals, Iginla reached 40 goals for the third time and tied Theoren Fleury for the most goals in franchise history with 364.
Analysis: Iginla also had an assist to make three helpers in his last four games and 39 on the season. With one more assist, it will be the second time in his career that Iginla has managed 40 goals and 40 assists. Count on Iginla to have a fine run down the stretch. He is a must-start in all Fantasy formats.
News:Jarome Iginla scored the go-ahead goal with 2:27 remaining to lift the Calgary Flames to a 3-2 victory over the Dallas Stars on Wednesday night. With the game tied at 2, Daymond Langkow backhanded a pass in front of the net to an unchecked Iginla, the former Dallas first-round draft pick who fired his 38th goal of the season past Stars goaltender Marty Turco.
Analysis: If you want a model of balance hockey production, look no further than Iginla. He has 38 goals and 36 assists for the season. Count on Iginla to have a fine run down the stretch. He is a must-start in all Fantasy formats.
News:Jarome Iginla scored two goals to lead the Calgary Flames to a 4-1 win over the Phoenix Coyotes on Tuesday night. Iginla opened the scoring when he tipped in Adrian Aucoin's shot from the left point at 3:52 of the second period. That was Iginla's 36th of the season, only three shy of his total from last season. He later hit an empty net at 19:26 of the final period.
Analysis: Iginla is having a very balanced season as far as points production is concerned. After Tuesday night, he has 37 goals and 36 assists. It looks like Iginla is ready for a solid run down the stretch. He is a must-start in all Fantasy formats.
News: Flames RW Jarome Iginla appears to be over his recent goal-scoring slump. The Calgary star scored for the third time in his last four games Tuesday when he claimed the game-winner in a 4-3 overtime victory against the Sharks.
Analysis: Even during his slump, Iginla was still putting up assists, so his Fantasy value never really dipped at all. You always knew he would break out eventually, and now it looks like he is ready to finish this season strong. He is a must-start in all Fantasy formats.
News: Flames RW Jarome Iginla ended his 10-game goalless slide Tuesday when he tied the game up with nine seconds left in Calgary's 4-3 shootout win over the Phoenix Suns. He also assisted in the victory and had the only goal in the shootout.
Analysis: Iginla finally gave his Fantasy owners something to cheer about on Tuesday, especially in leagues that give double points for goals. Despite his slump, Iginla never lost his status as a must-start No. 1 forward.
News: Flames RW Jarome Iginla assisted in Calgary's 5-4 win over the Sharks on Wednesday, but extended his goalless slump to eight games.
Analysis: Iginla's drought is his longest since a nine-game stretch in November-December, 2005. He is still on pace for a career-best 101 points this season, so don't let this little hiccup stop you from starting him in all leagues.
News: Flames RW Jarome Iginla extended his goalless streak to seven games Tuesday when he failed to find the net in a 2-1 win over the Minnesota Wild.
Analysis: Iginla's drought is his longest since a nine-game stretch in November-December, 2005. He is still on pace for a career-best 102 points this season, so don't let this little hiccup stop you from starting him in all leagues.
News: Minnesota kept Jarome Iginla in check for 65 minutes on Wednesday before the Flames superstar came through with the decisive shootout for a 3-2 win. Iginla picked up a secondary assist on the goal by Kristian Huselius.
Analysis: It should come as no surprise to the Wild, who have been tormented by Iginla over the years. He entered with 41 points in 38 career games against Minnesota, and his 24 goals against the Wild are 10 more than the next closest opponent. Iginla has 32 goals and 30 assists and a plus-18 rating this season. He is on track for a career high 107 points and remains a must-start Fantasy option. He gets on the board more often than not.
News:The Sports Xchange reports Flames RW Jarome Iginla's assist Sunday against the Oilers prevented him from being held without a point in a third-straight game for the first time this season. Iginla has been blanked in only 12 of 46 games this season.
Analysis: Iginla has posted 32 goals, 29 assists and a plus-18 rating this season. He is on track for a career high 107 points and remains a must-start Fantasy option. He gets on the board more often than not.
News:Jarome Iginla had a goal and two assists, and the Flames beat the Los Angeles Kings 6-4 Saturday night to overtake Vancouver for the Northwest Division lead. Iginla now has multi-point games in three straight contests and has a point in five of six games. He has eight goals and three assists in that span.
Analysis: Iginla is now second in points (60) and second in goals (32) in the NHL. He is having a monster season playing alongside Kristian Huselius and Daymond Langkow. Iginla is on track to shatter his career-high 96 points and needs to be starting in all Fantasy formats.
News: For the second night in a row, Jarome Iginla came through with a pair of goals on Thursday. His score in overtime gave the Flames a 3-2 win over the San Jose Sharks, and was his 18th in 16 games, during which the Flames are 11-1-4. "We definitely have had a good month of December and it's going good again," Iginla said. "As a team we're improving and finding ways to win close games and earlier in the year we weren't finding ways."
Analysis: Iginla and Calgary are as hot as flames recently and Iginla is now only two goals behind Ilya Kovalchuk for the league lead. He is obviously a must-start in every league.
News: Flames RW Jarome Iginla scored twice as Calgary took care of the Rangers 4-3 on Wednesday night. Iginla now has five multi-goal games in his last 13.
Analysis: Iginla is the only player in our Fantasy game that is starting in more than 98 percent of leagues, so that tells you all you need to know about his superstar status. He is third in points (55) and goals (29) and obviously a must-start in every league.
News: RW Jarome Iginla scored twice, and helped out on two other goals Sunday against St. Louis.
Analysis: Iginla has a four-game goal-scoring streak and has netted seven in that time. Continue to keep him active in all Fantasy formats.
News:Jarome Iginla and Kristian Huselius had three goals each in the Flames' 9-6 victory over the Tampa Bay Lightning on Thursday. Iginla scored all his goals in the third period, giving him six career hat tricks. He broke a 6-all deadlock with goals with 5:19 and 4:19 left in the period. "In those games, nobody's thrilled with the way it's going," Iginla said. "To be able to corral it and find a way, especially here in Tampa, it feels real good." He also had one assist in the game and finished at plus-4.
Analysis: Iginla has seven goals and two assists in his last six games. He also has a plus-7 rating in that span. If you didn't think Iginla had any room to improve in his 11th NHL season, you were dead wrong. He already has 43 points in 32 games. Continue to keep him active in all Fantasy formats.
News:Jarome Iginla didn't let a solid effort by the Calgary Flames go to waste. His goal with 10.2 seconds left sent the game to overtime and the Flames went on to beat the Florida Panthers 2-1 in a shootout on Tuesday night. "It's a big boost for sure," Iginla said. "It feels great. Probably our last seven games, our habits have been getting a lot better and we've been playing a lot of games we felt we deserved to win and haven't quite gotten the results. (Tuesday) maybe feels like a little payback."
Analysis: Iginla sent the game to overtime after Alex Tanguay's shot from the point was blocked. Iginla picked up the loose puck and beat Tomas Vokoun with a wrist shot over his right shoulder. "There's no picking a corner there, that was just turn around and get it off," Iginla said. "You barely even know the time left at that point, I didn't know if it was 10 seconds, one second, 15 or whatever. It was definitely a good bounce off Tanguay's shot, but we kind of felt like we were working and we were due for a good bounce." Iginla has four goals and two assists in his past six games for Calgary. He's a solid starter in every Fantasy format.
News:Jarome Iginla had two goals for the Flames in regulation time against Pittsburgh Thursday.
Analysis: Iginla has three goals and five assists in his past five games for Calgary. He's a solid starter in every Fantasy format.
News:Jarome Iginla played in his 804th career game, moving him past Hall of Fame defenseman Al MacInnis into first place on the Flames' career list.
Analysis: Iginla ranks second in goals (337), third in points (698) and fourth in assists (361).
News: Captain Jarome Iginla assisted on all three of the Flames' goals in a loss at Detroit Tuesday.
Analysis: Iginla played his 803rd career game, all with the Flames, which moved him into a tie with Hall-of-Fame defenseman Al MacInnis for the top spot on the franchise's all-time list. The 11-year veteran remains a must-start Fantasy option.
News: Flames RW Jarome Iginla played his 800th game on Thursday during a 2-1 loss to the Blackhawks. He's second on the Flames' career list behind Al MacInnis (803). He made the moment special Thursday with a power play goal, his 13th this season and 337th in his career.
Analysis: Iginla has three goals and two assists in his last six games and continues to add onto his stellar career. The 11-year veteran remains a must-start Fantasy option.
News:Jarome Iginla scored his 11th goal of the season on the definitive fluke goal against Minnesota Tuesday. Streaking over the Minnesota blue line, Iginla let go a slap shot that first deflected off Wild defenseman Nick Schultz, caromed wickedly off the ankle of defense partner Brent Burns, and went straight into the net past stunned goalie Niklas Backstrom.
Analysis: The goal extended Iginla's point streak to seven games (five goals, four assists). Iginla continues to be an offensive force 11 years into his career. Keep him active throughout.
News: Flames RW Jarome Iginla extended his points streak to six games with an assist Saturday against the Canucks. He has four goals and four assists in that span.
Analysis: Iginla continues to be a offensive force 11 years into his career. He has 24 points in 17 games to go along with a plus-7 rating. Keep him active in all leagues.
News: Jarome Iginla continued his torrid start with two goals and an assist against Nashville Tuesday, while Matthew Lombardi and Kristian Huselius both collected one goal and one assist. Alex Tanguay had three assists and Daymond Langkow collected two. Iginla, who signed his own long-term extension with the Flames in July, scored his seventh goal of the season at 3:59 of the first, just seven seconds into the Flames' first power play.
Analysis: Iginla has posted six multi-point games over the past eight. He has managed seven goals during the impressive span. Keep him active in all leagues.
News: RW Iginla scored a goal, added two assists and finished with a plus-2 rating with eight shots on net in Wednesday's game against the Minnesota Wild.
Analysis: Iginla has posted five multi-point games over the past six. He has managed five goals and 13 points during the impressive span. He'll look to keep it going on Friday against the Avalanche.
News: NHL.com reports Jarome Iginla has been named as the second star of the week by the NHL after posting three goals and eight points in three games for the Flames. He had three mult-point games during the impressive run, including a pair of three-point games.
Analysis: Iginla has managed five goals and 13 points through eight games, which is good for fourth place in the NHL in scoring. The Flames will be back in action on Wednesday night against G Niklas Backstrom and the Wild.
News: Jarome Iginla, who had two goals and an assist with a plus-2 rating in Tuesday's loss at Colorado, had Calgary's only goal in the shootout. "We had them," Iginla said. "We had them on the ropes and took our foot off the peddle. We picked up our foot and let them back in the game."
Analysis: Iginla has managed four goals during his current three-game run and he has at least one point in five of his six games this season. Needless to say, he remains a must-start in all Fantasy formats. The Flames will look to get back in the win column on Thursday against Los Angeles at the Pengrowth Saddledome.
News: Flames RW Jarome Iginla picked up his first goal of the season during a 3-2 overtime win against the Stars on Friday. He finished with a plus-2 rating, took five shots and spent four minutes in the penalty box. Iginla has at least one point in three of four games (1 G, 2 A).
Analysis: Iginla has been a consistent points machine during the first 10 years of his career and we don't expect much to change in his 11th NHL season. Continue to start him in all Fantasy formats.
News: Kristian Huselius, Jarome Iginla and Matthew Lombardi each picked up an assist and plus-1 rating in Saturday's game against the Canucks.
Analysis: Huselius and Iginla are must-starts in all leagues heading into Fantasy Week 2 (Oct. 8-14). Lombardi remains a No. 3 center in most formats of 12 or more teams at this point.
News: Jarome Iginla and Alex Tanguay each picked up an assist in Thursday's regular season opener against Philadelphia in a loss.
Analysis: Iginla and Tanguay are must-starts in all Fantasy leagues. The Flames will be back on home ice on Saturday night when Roberto Luongo and the Canucks pay a visit.
News: The Calgary Flames signed captain Jarome Iginla and assistant captain Robyn Regehr to five-year contract extensions that begin following the 2007-08 season. Iginla, a forward who turned 30 on Sunday, led the Flames with 39 goals and 94 points in 70 games last season despite a leg injury. He could have become an unrestricted free agent after next season.
Analysis: Iginla, a two-time All-Star, has 324 goals and 340 assists in 778 career regular-season games, all with the Flames. He has been the team's captain since the start of the 2003 season. "There are a lot of great hockey cities. For the fans and the passion, there isn't a city that beats Calgary," Iginla said. Needless to say, he remains an early-round Fantasy pick heading into 2007-08.
News: Jarome Iginla scored his first hat trick of the season to move Calgary closer to clinching the final playoff spot in the Western Conference and the Flames beat the Minnesota Wild 4-2 on Thursday. "Those are the kind of things you expect Jarome to do," teammate Craig Conroy said.
Analysis: According to the Elias Sports Bureau, it was Iginla's fifth career hat trick, but his first in more than three years -- since Feb. 3, 2004, to be exact. The common thread? Craig Conroy, who returned to the Flames in January after a season-and-half with the Kings. Conroy assisted on two of Iginla's goals Thursday night and on eight of his 13 goals in four previous hat tricks.
News: Jarome Iginla scored a pair of goals and had a game-high eight shots on net in Thursday's loss at Nashville.
Analysis: Iginla has managed nine goals and 20 points over the past 12 games. Needless to say, he remains a must-start in all Fantasy leagues.
News: Jarome Iginla had three assists, including Wayne Primeau's go-ahead score on a shorthanded breakaway early in the third period, in a 4-2 victory over the St. Louis Blues on Tuesday night.
Analysis: Iginla has managed seven goals and 18 points with a minus-1 rating over the past 11 games. He remains a must-start in all Fantasy leagues.
News: RW Jarome Iginla, C Daymond Langkow, C Matthew Lombardi, LW Marcus Nilson, LW Alex Tanguay and C Stephane Yelle each picked up assists in Monday's game against the Coyotes.
Analysis: Iginla has managed eight goals and 10 assists over the past nine games, as he is on a two-point-per game clip. He remains a must-start in all Fantasy leagues.
News: Jarome Iginla had a goal and an assist in their latest win against the Avalanche, and has three goals in his past two games against Colorado giving Calgary's captain six goals and four assists in his past six games against them.
Analysis: Iginla is usually pretty successful against everyone, but especially the Avalanche. He remains a must-start in all Fantasy leagues.
News: Daymond Langkow scored twice and Jarome Iginla added a goal and two assists in the Calgary Flames' 4-1 victory over the Atlanta Thrashers on Tuesday night.
Analysis: Iginla ended a five-game goal drought with the marker. He remains a must-start in all Fantasy leagues despite his recent rough patch.
News: Jarome Iginla has gone scoreless in the past two games after picking up a goal and four points in his first two games back from injury.
Analysis: Iginla remains a must-start in all Fantasy leagues despite being blanked again on Thursday at Columbus.
News: Flames RW Jarome Iginla (knee) returned to the team's lineup Friday against the Blue Jackets. He had one goal and two assists in 17:20 of ice time.
Analysis: Iginla has been out of action since Jan. 4, but you couldn't tell by Friday's performance. Immediately put Iginla back into active Fantasy lineups. He is a must-start when healthy. He had 23 goals and 30 assists heading into Friday's game.
News: TSN.ca is reporting Craig Conroy will skate on the team's top scoring line on Friday's game against the Blue Jackets with Jarome Iginla and Alex Tanguay. Iginla is returning from a knee injury and might get off to a good start.
Analysis: Conroy picked up two goals against the Kings in the first game of his second tour with the Flames. Iginla and Conroy clicked together when they skated together before, so there is no reason to believe it cannot continue again.
News: The Calgary Flames have been much better than expected without captain and leading scorer Jarome Iginla. Getting one of the league's top players back should make them even more formidable. Iginla could return to the Calgary lineup for the first time in nearly a month Friday as the Flames try to win their seventh straight at home in a matchup with the Columbus Blue Jackets. "I'm planning on it," he told the Calgary Sun on Wednesday. "I talked with the coaches last time and they said we'll get a couple more practices in. We had one yesterday and another today. Every day it's been getting better and, if it keeps going like this, I'm excited to be back Friday."
Analysis: Iginla was on pace for a career-best 111 points, with 23 goals and 30 assists, before suffering a sprained knee Jan. 4 against Florida. Iginla has been skating on his own, but on Monday he returned to practice with his teammates for the first time since the injury. He said his knee brace is no longer a problem and he expects to play either Friday or against Vancouver on Saturday. Flames coach Jim Playfair could be tempted to pair Iginla with Conroy since the two worked so well together during Conroy's first stint in Calgary. Keep Iginla reserved in all Fantasy leagues until he can officially play and prove his health.
News: Jarome Iginla (knee) was unable to return for Tuesday's game against the Kings.
Analysis: Sportsnet.ca reports a Friday return against the Blue Jackets is likely. Keep him reserved in all Fantasy leagues until he can officially play and prove his health.
News: Sportsnet.ca reports Jarome Iginla (sprained knee) was able to skate with the team on Monday and there are rumors that he might be able to return as soon as Tuesday's game against the Kings.
Analysis: Iginla has managed 53 points in 39 games to lead all Flames scorers. Consider keeping him reserved in all daily Fantasy leagues until he can officially return and prove his health in back-to-back games.
News: The chase is on as the season makes the turn before coming down the final stretch. Expect a wild and woolly ride coming out of the All-Star break with only a handful of points separating first to worst in the Northwest Division. The good news for the Flames is the return of Jarome Iginla is that much closer. The star right winger, who had rocketed near the top of the league scoring race before suffering a knee injury Jan. 4, is due back as early as a week after the break, though it might creep into February.
Analysis: The Flames sound upbeat about a return for Iginla sooner than later, but if the team keeps winning without him, that means they can keep him reserved for a few more games. Expect Iginla back within the next few weeks, but keep him reserved in all Fantasy leagues until he officially makes his return. He is a must-start Fantasy forward when healthy.
News: Flames RW Jarome Iginla (knee) was unable to play on Friday against the Ducks. There is still no timetable for his return.
Analysis: Iginla should be reserved in all Fantasy leagues until he can officially return and prove his health. That is likely going to happen after the All-Star break at this rate.
News: Jarome Iginla (knee) was unable to play in Wednesday’s game at Dallas. There is still no timetable for his return.
Analysis: Iginla should be reserved in all Fantasy leagues until he can officially return and prove his health. That is likely going to happen after the All-Star break at this rate.
News: Jarome Iginla (knee) was unable to play in Monday's game at Nashville. There is still no timetable for his return.
Analysis: Iginla should be reserved in all Fantasy leagues until he can officially return and prove his health. That is likely going to happen after the All-Star break at this rate.
News: The Calgary Sun reports Jarome Iginla (knee) met with team doctors on Saturday to have his sprained medial collateral ligament re-evaluated. He did not play in Saturday's game against the Oilers.
Analysis: There is no exact timetable for his return, but it is believed that he will miss at least another couple of games. Keep him reserved in all leagues for Fantasy Week 16 (Jan. 15-21) if you have healthier alternatives.
News: Martin Brodeur is headed back to the NHL All-Star game. Banged-up forwards Jaromir Jagr and Jarome Iginla are not. Iginla played in each of the last three All-Star games, but the Calgary Flames captain isn't among the Western Conference's 15 reserves because of a knee injury. He has 23 goals and 53 points in 39 games this season.
Analysis: It looks as though the Flames might keep Iginla out until the All-Star break. He is still considered day-to-day and should be kept reserved in all Fantasy formats. He is a must-start when healthy.
News: Calgary Flames star Jarome Iginla will be sidelined for at least a week after spraining a ligament in his left knee. "It's always tough getting injured, but it's part of hockey and a lot of guys go through it," Iginla said Friday. "Thankfully over my career, I haven't had that many. I'll deal with this one and try to get back as soon as I can." Iginla was injured Thursday night when his leg was pinned up against the boards on a hit by Florida defenseman Bryan Allen in the second period of the Flames' 5-4 overtime victory. The Flames' captain then got into a spirited fight with Allen.
Analysis: "You try to stay positive, take care of yourself, and do what they (doctors and trainers) tell us," said Iginla, who has 23 goals and 30 assists in 39 games. "There's no surgery or anything like that and that's a good thing. It's sore today but we'll see what they say in a week." It is probably a good idea to bench Iginla for the upcoming scoring period (Jan. 8-14). When healthy, he is a must-start Fantasy option.
News: Jarome Iginla left Thursday's game against the Panthers in the second period after suffering a lower body injury in a fight with Panthers defenseman Bryan Allen. At 9:35 of the second period, the Flames captain challenged Allen to a fight in retaliation for Allen's heavy hit on Chuck Kobasew earlier in the game that knocked the Flames forward from the game.
Analysis: It was a spirited fight that ended up with Iginla on top of Allen. Nothing appeared wrong initially as Iginla served his fighting major. However, upon exiting the penalty box, Iginla went to the Flames dressing room and did not return. He is considered day to day for now.
News: Jarome Iginla got the Calgary Flames' longest homestand of the season off to a strong start. Iginla scored his 21st goal of the season and added three assists to help the Flames snap a three-game losing streak with a 6-4 victory over the Los Angeles Kings on Friday night.
Analysis: Iginla remains a must-start in all Fantasy leagues and has really turned it on lately.
News: Jarome Iginla has managed 20 goals and 24 assists with a plus-11 rating through 33 games at the Christmas break to lead the Flames. He has also managed an impressive 16.1 shooting percentage.
Analysis: Iginla remains a must-start in all Fantasy leagues and has really turned it on lately. He has nine goals and 20 points with a plus-7 rating over the past 11 games.
News: Jarome Iginla managed to pick up an assist and minus-1 rating in 22:30 of ice time in Monday's game at Anaheim.
Analysis: Iginla has nine goals and nine assists in his past nine games. Needless to say, he remains a must-start in all Fantasy leagues.
News: Jarome Iginla has a goal in three straight games against Vancouver, totaling seven points in that span. That happens to be Thursday's opponent. Three of those came on Wednesday in the Flames' 5-3 home win over the Canucks. The right wing has 42 career points - his second-highest total against any opponent - in 48 meetings with the Canucks.
Analysis: Jarome Iginla, who leads Calgary with 18 goals and 37 points, tied a career high with four points Tuesday by contributing two goals and two assists. Iginla scored for the sixth straight game, a streak during which he has seven goals and six assists.
News: Captain Jarome Iginla had an assist against the Stars Tuesday, and has six goals in his last seven games.
Analysis: Iginla had five goals and three assists in last season's playoff series against Anaheim, whom he faces Friday night. Keep the sniper active in all leagues, obviously.
News: Jarome Iginla and Dion Phaneuf each had an assist in Thursday's loss at Boston. Iginla also had a plus-1 rating and two shots on net in 24:46 of ice time, while Phaneuf led all defensemen in the game with five shots on goal and an even rating in a team-high 29:53 of TOI.
Analysis: Iginla and Phaneuf remain must-starts in all Fantasy leagues. They'll be back in action on Tuesday night against the Coyotes after resting for the weekend after their four-game road trip through the Northeast Division, sans Buffalo.
News: Jarome Iginla scored the only goal of Thursday's game at Ottawa as the Flames snuck by the Senators in the nation's capital for the first time since Oct. 28, 1999.
Analysis: Iginla has picked up at least one point in three of the first four games this season. He remains a must-start in all Fantasy leagues.
News: RW Jarome Iginla was stopped on a penalty shot for the fifth time in six career chances. Iginla, whose shootout numbers were no better last season, could have broken a scoreless tie late in the first period Thursday against Edmonton, but was denied by Dwayne Roloson.
Analysis: Iginla remains a must-start in all Fantasy leagues once again in 2006-07. He was skating with Daymond Langkow and Alex Tanguay on the team's top scoring unit.
News: Jarome Iginla scored the lone goal for the Calgary Flames in Thursday's regular season opener at Edmonton. He also had a plus-1 rating with a team-high six shots on goal in 23:21 of ice time.
Analysis: Iginla remains a must-start in all Fantasy leagues once again in 2006-07. He was skating with Daymond Langkow and Alex Tanguay on the team's top scoring unit.
News: Iginla will have a new linemate for the 2006-07 season, as the Calgary Flames acquired Alex Tanguay from the Colorado Avalanche on Saturday for defenseman Jordan Leopold and a pair of draft picks.
Analysis: Iginla will produce outstanding numbers regardless of who he is playing with, but Tanguay might be the most talented player he has been paired with in some time.
News: Jarome Iginla scored a shorthanded goal with a plus-1 rating and two shots on net in 21:22 of ice time in Wednesday's game against the Kings.
Analysis: Iginla ended a four-game goal drought with the marker, although he extended his four-game point streak (1 G, 3 A).
News: Jarome Iginla had a goal, assist and plus-2 rating in Sunday's game at Minnesota in 22:44 of ice time.
Analysis: Iginla has posted nine points (6 G, 3 A) over the past nine games. He remains a must-start in all Fantasy leagues.
News: Jarome Iginla scored two goals and had a minus-1 rating in 20:53 of ice time in Monday's game against the Avalanche.
Analysis: Iginla now has 30 goals for the fifth consecutive season. He remains a must-start in all Fantasy leagues.
News: Jarome Iginla has posted 25 goals, 19 assists and a plus-4 rating with 61 penalty minutes through 57 games at the Olympic Games break. He represented Team Canada in Turin, but has had a week to rest with the disappointing finish of his team.
Analysis: Iginla did not play very well during the Olympics, which were a microcosm of his season so far. He was the first player taken in a majority of Fantasy leagues, but he has been up and down for most of the season. Despite his inconsistencies, he remains a must-start in all Fantasy formats for the stretch run.
News: Jarome Iginla scored two goals in Monday's game at Edmonton. He also picked up four penalty minutes and a plus-1 rating in 19:01 of ice time.
Analysis: Everyone was worried about Iginla's struggles, but he has now produced eight goals in nine games and is just fine.
News: Jarome Iginla scored a goal in his second straight game on Saturday at Minnesota along with a plus-1 rating in 19:53 of ice time.
Analysis: Iginla has now lit the lamp in four of his past six games after a 19-game stretch where he had just four markers. Iginla scores points in bunches and despite having a disappointing year by his standards, he remains a top Fantasy option in all leagues.
News: Jarome Iginla was scoreless in Tuesday's game at N.Y. Rangers with a minus-2 rating, as he is having trouble getting onto the scoresheet lately.
Analysis: Iginla has posted just 11 points (6 G, 5 A) and plus-1 rating over the past 22 games. While those are not terrible numbers for some, that is downright awful for a player who was a first-round pick in a majority of Fantasy leagues in North America. Do not compound matters by pushing the panic button and trading in him, however. He will come around, as he can be streaky and pick up points in bunches.
News: Jarome Iginla, celebrating his inclusion on the Team Canada roster for the 2006 Winter Olympics in Turin, scored a power play goal in Wednesday's game against the Kings.
Analysis: The Canadians should be a favorite for the gold medal in Turin. The only downside for Fantasy owners will be their top center will be heading overseas and playing deep into the tournament, so he will not get much rest.
News: Jarome Iginla scored two goals and added an assist in Wednesday's game at New Jersey, breaking a nine-game goal scoring drought.
Analysis: Iginla entered Wednesday's game with just two assists over the past eight games, so Wednesday's performance is very calming to his nervous Fantasy owners.
News: Jarome Iginla failed to score a goal in Tuesday's game at Nashville, his sixth consecutive game without a marker.
Analysis: The goal drought is the longest of the season for the unanimous first-round Fantasy selection. The Calgary offense overall is struggling, but he remains a must-start in all leagues.
News: Jarome Iginla scored a goal and added two assists in Thursday's game at Phoenix. He was also a plus-1 with eight shots on goal in 21:29 of ice time.
Analysis: Iginla has 13 points (7 G, 6 A) over the past 11 games.
News: Iginla scored a goal and added an assist in Monday's win against the Canucks.
Analysis: Iginla has seven goals and eight points over his past eight games. He also has at least one point in nine of his past 11 games.
News: Jarome Iginla scored a goal in Wednesday's opener at Minnesota, but it was not good enough to help the Wild to a win.
Analysis: Iginla, the top overall pick in many Fantasy leagues, is off to a great start for the Flames.
News: The Flames re-signed Jarome Iginla to a three-year contract on Wednesday.
Analysis: Iginla's re-signing led to the ability of the Flames to attract free agents Tony Amonte, Darren McCarty and Daymond Langkow. He will once again be one of the top players in Fantasy Hockey in 2005-06.
News: Jarome Iginla was scoreless in both Saturday and Sunday's games, ending a five-game goal-scoring streak in the process.
Analysis: Iginla has still been one of the most productive offensive players in the league since Jan. 1, picking up 27 points (18 G, 9 A) in 24 games.
News: Jarome Iginla scored a goal for the fifth consecutive game in Thursday's loss at Montreal.
Analysis: Iginla has eight points (6 G, 2 A) during his current five-game points streak and he has 14 points (11 G, 3 A) over the past nine games.
News: Jarome Iginla (ankle) was back in the lineup on Tuesday after missing one game. He was scoreless with a minus-2 rating in 18:41 of ice time.
Analysis: It appears safe to get Iginla back into the active lineup in all Fantasy leagues despite the scoreless game.
News: Jarome Iginla (sprained left ankle) skated in pregame warmups on Monday, but he was unable to play.
Analysis: Iginla is considered day to day. Keep him reserved in all Fantasy leagues until he is able to officially return and play consecutive games without any lingering effects of the injury.
News: An MRI taken on Jarome Iginla's left ankle on Sunday revealed merely a sprain. His status is day to day.
Analysis: Base your decision on using Iginla this week on the strength of your alternatives. He's still a reliable scorer even when he's not 100 percent.
News: Jarome Iginla suffered an ankle injury sliding into the endboards against Dallas Saturday. He went down in the second period and tried to return in the third, but was unable to be effective and left after only 15 seconds on the ice. He will undergo an MRI Monday in Anaheim and is questionable for the game against the Ducks.
Analysis: Iginla should be reserved until more news comes out about the injury.
News: Jarome Iginla was back at it again after going scoreless in Tuesday's game at Toronto. He had a goal and assist to help Calgary to a 3-3 tie in Washington on Thursday.
Analysis: Iginla now has 12 points (6 G, 6 A) and a plus-4 rating over his past six games. The red-hot Iginla has re-emerged as a must-start in all Fantasy leagues after tailing off a bit last season.
News: Jarome Iginla scored two more goals and added an assist in Saturday's win against the Panthers.
Analysis: Iginla has been red-hot of late, recording 10 points (5 G, 5 A) and a plus-6 rating over his past four games.
News: Jarome Iginla has not scored a goal since Nov. 9. He has just seven assists and a minus-1 rating in his last eight games.
Analysis: Iginla is still logging enough assists to be a useful Fantasy starter in most leagues, but he's no longer the elite performer he was during his breakout 2001-02 campaign.
News: Jarome Iginla scored his first goal of the season in Tuesday's 3-2 win at Minnesota.
Analysis: The goal represents Iginla's first point of the season. Be patient and look for Iginla to settle in and start producing points in bunches.
News: Jarome Iginla (hip) was able to play in Thursday's opener at Vancouver. He was scoreless in 21:59 of ice time.
Analysis: Iginla's injury did not appear to be a problem. It is safe to keep him activated in all leagues.
News: Jarome Iginla missed Monday's practice, but the Calgary Sun reports that he should be ready for Thursday's regular-season opener in Vancouver. He admitted he has a right hip flexor problem but said it was not related to the one that bothered him last season.
Analysis: Iginla should be kept active every week in all Fantasy leagues. However, you should closely monitor his status, as he is coming off an injury-plagued season.
News: Jarome Iginla missed Tuesday's practice after feeling a "tweak" in his right hip flexor, according to the Calgary Sun. "Before camp, from talking with our doctors, the training staff and the coaching staff, it's important with our schedule to make sure things are going to be 100 percent when our season comes," he said. "If there's a chance to get a rest that may be needed, then take it."
Analysis: Normally this wouldn't be a concern, but Iginla struggled with hip and groin problems most of last season. He's still likely to rebound, but if this continues, it will keep him from returning to the 50-goal level.
News: Iginla will not need to undergo surgery for what was initially diagnosed as a sports hernia. "There's no surgery needed, which is a good thing," he said. "I've been going to physio the last couple of weeks and it's getting a lot better." Iginla expects to resume his offseason training program in about one week.
News: Iginla (sports hernia) might need offseason surgery, according to the Calgary Sun. Iginla is expected to rest for a month and if he does not have any improvement, surgery might be required so he can return in time for training camp.
News: Iginla (shoulder) skated on Wednesday and might return soon. According to the Calgary Sun, he is doubtful for Thursday's game against Dallas. His shoulder is still sore and has multiple small muscle tears. It is unlikely the team will risk playing Iginla and further damaging the shoulder, especially since they are eliminated from playoff contention. Keep him reserved.
News: Iginla left Thursday's game against Washington with a shoulder injury. The Calgary Herald reports that he suffered the injury when he was checked from behind into the boards by Ken Klee. Iginla's status is unclear, but keep him active until more is known about his health.
News: Iginla (unspecified) missed practice on Sunday. The injury is not thought to be serious, however. "Nobody's hurt. If they were, they'd be on IR," coach Darryl Sutter told the Calgary Sun. It is safe to keep Iginla activated.
News: Iginla returned from hip and groin injuries Thursday in Columbus. He skated on a line with Chris Drury and Oleg Saprykin, and was scoreless in the game. Iginla is worth considering activating in a larger league, but until he starts improving his scoring pace, he's still a risky Fantasy player, especially in smaller leagues.
News: Iginla (hand, hip, groin) skated for the fourth straight day Wednesday. According to the Calgary Herald, he will be a gametime decision Thursday in Columbus. Keep Iginla returned until he officially returns.
News: Iginla (hip, groin) missed his fifth straight game Tuesday in Nashville. However, the Calgary Sun reports that he is tentatively scheduled to return Thursday in Columbus or Saturday in Pittsburgh. Keep Iginla reserved until he officially returns and proves he's fully healthy.
News: Iginla (hip, groin) missed his fourth straight game Sunday in Vancouver. "I'd love to say I'm back next game," he told the Calgary Sun. "I'm really hoping but in talking to (athletic therapist) Morris Boyer and (assistant) T.D. (Forss), it's still a day-to-day thing. We'll see how it goes but I'm optimistic." Because Iginla is no lock to play this week, it's best to keep him reserved unless you're thin on alternatives on your roster.
News: Iginla (hip, groin) skated for 10 minutes Wednesday. "I went out there and spun around. It's not perfect but it's getting better," he told the Calgary Sun. "It feels better today than yesterday. I still feel it a little bit but talking with Mo (head athletic therapist Morris Boyer) and the training staff, they're saying you don't usually feel 100 percent when you come back." Iginla, who remains day to day, should be kept reserved until he officially returns to the lineup.
News: Iginla (hip, groin) missed practice for the fifth straight day Tuesday. "Some days it'd feel better, some worse. The way our schedule went, I thought this would be the best time to try and get 100 per cent healthy," he told the Calgary Herald. "It's mostly been rest and, now, getting back into riding the bike. I'm trying that ART (active release technique) massage. It's a little painful, but I've heard there have been good results from it. Denis (Gauthier) and Robyn (Regehr) have done it in the past, and they really liked it." Iginla might not play Thursday against Carolina, but he should be kept active in Fantasy leagues unless this injury is deemed long-term.
News: Iginla (groin, hip) missed Monday's game in Vancouver. By sitting out, he will receive six days off to rest the nagging injury, as he played last Thursday against Minnesota and might return this Thursday against Carolina. Iginla should be kept active for now, but if he misses any more time, reserve him.
News: Iginla (hip, groin) sat out practice this weekend. "I'm trying to use these (off) days to try to get back to feeling close to 100 (percent) and be ready to go," he told the Calgary Sun. "It's a time in the schedule that allows that and it's not that often (there is such a break)." Iginla should be kept active in all Fantasy leagues regardless of his injury status.
News: Iginla (hip flexor) missed Sunday's practice. According to the Calgary Sun, he was excused to receive treatment for his injury. Flames coach Greg Gilbert expects Iginla to play Tuesday in Boston, so keep the defending Rocket Richard Trophy winner active in all Fantasy leagues.
News: Iginla missed Monday's practice with a hip flexor injury. "It's just something we're trying to take care of early and before it becomes a problem. I'm a quick healer and will get better soon so it'll be fine," he told the Calgary Sun. Iginla is expected to play through the injury, and should be kept active in all Fantasy leagues.
News: Iginla signed a two-year, $13-million contract with the Flames on Friday. This is good news for his Fantasy value for this season -- he was arguably the best player in the NHL who had not been under contract heading into the preseason. Now signed, Iginla is a clear-cut first-round pick, and one who should again contend for the league's scoring title.
News: Iginla, the Flames' leading scorer, will be out six to eight weeks due to a broken hamate bone in his left hand. He will miss the rest of the season as well as the upcoming World Championships in Germany, but should be fine in time for the start of training camp next season.
News: Iginla might miss the Flames' game Saturday night in Toronto because of a knee injury. Iginla, who has 11 goals and 18 assists, was injured Wednesday night against Montreal. He didn't play in Thursday night's 4-2 loss to Ottawa. Iginla has refused to say which knee is injured. "I don't want some guy to be going after it," he said.
News: Iginla is red-hot right now. He extended his scoring streak to 15 games with two more goals Friday night. He has 12 goals and 13 assists during the streak, a 1.67 point average per game. The last time he did not record a point was January 28 at Detroit.
News: Iginla extended his scoring streak to 12 games, with a power play goal in the third period. He has scored in every game in February thus far and he is only 6 points shy of a career best in points with 20 games left to play.
News: Iginla continued his torrid pace, scoring two goals in a 4-2 win versus Edmonton. He has now scored a goal in five consecutive games and has recorded at least one point in his last 9. The Flames play three games at home this week, including a game versus Atlanta. Iginla should be available in most leagues.
News: Calgary's offense is looking for a lift from Jarome Iginla, who ended his 11-game scoring drought in Saturday's loss. Iginla was the Flames' leading scorer last season. Iginla, who's getting no help from a struggling squad, has been a disappointment to the Flames and Fantasy owners alike so far.