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So Iginla goes to .... Penguins?

By Mike Harrington

SUNRISE, Fla. -- Went to bed and Jarome Iginla was headed to the Bruins. Got up and he's a member of the Penguins, likely reuniting his Olympic line with Sidney Crosby

Say what?

It all went down about 1:30 a.m. ET when the rumored deal to Boston was trumped by Calgary's announcement that their franchise player was going to Pittsburgh for the Pens' first-round pick in the 2013 NHL Draft and the rights to unsigned draft choices Kenneth Agostino and Ben Hanowski. Doesn't seem like much of a haul for the franchise player, does it?

So now the Penguins have added Douglas Murray, Brendan Morrow and Iginla to a team that's on a 13-game winning streak. Amazing.

Quick thoughts:

1. With the Penguins going crazy, won't other teams want to look at big names like ..... Thomas Vanek or Jason Pominville?

2. Still want the Sabres to finish eighth and sneak into the playoffs? How long will that first-rounder with Pittsburgh last? Yikes.

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John Vogl

John Vogl

John Vogl has been covering the Sabres since 2002-03, an era that has included playoff runs, last-place finishes and three ownership changes. The award-winning writer is the Buffalo chapter chairman for the Professional Hockey Writers’ Association.

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Mike Harrington

Mike Harrington

Mike Harrington, a Canisius College graduate who began his career as a News reporter in 1987, has been covering the Buffalo Sabres since 2007. He is a member of the Professional Hockey Writers' Association and can vouch that exposed flesh freezes instantly when walking in downtown Winnipeg in January.

@BNHarrington | mharrington@buffnews.com


Amy Moritz

Amy Moritz

Amy Moritz, a native of Lockport, has a bachelor’s degree in journalism/mass communication from St. Bonaventure University and a master’s degree in humanities from the University at Buffalo. An endurance athlete, she has completed several triathlons, half marathons and marathons.

@amymoritz | amoritz@buffnews.com

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