PITTSBURGH (93-7 The Fan) – Hours after shocking the NHL by trading for Calgary Flames captain Jarome Iginla, Pittsburgh Penguins General Manager Ray Shero addressed the media.
“Talking to a couple of the players who played with him about his character, there was no doubt in my mind that if there was a chance to add this guy, we were going to get him,” Shero said. “If there was a chance to get Jarome Iginla, we wanted to try to get him. There’s only one Jarome Iginla. This guy’s a future Hall of Famer.”
Shero was very pleased that the Penguins were Iginla’s choice.
“He signed off to come to Pittsburgh, which, as I told Jarome last night, we’re very appreciative of. He had other opportunities, and to come here says a lot about the team we have here and where we are. That’s a good thing for the Penguins,” Shero said.
Shero also discusses the price the Penguins paid to get Iginla, explains why the newest Penguin may not be ready for this Saturday’s game, and tells whether the expectations for the team have been increased as a result of this deal.