Thursday, April 10, 2008
Here's Jarome "Jarmoe" Iginla taking aim at Eric Weinrich of Team U.S.A. during the 2004 World Cup of Hockey. I picked this shot because those mustard yellow 1920 Winnipeg Falcons throwback jerseys are beauties and there's no way in hell I'm putting any Flames shit up here unless it's a picture of Dion Phaneuf suffering a career-ending injury. Fingers crossed.
Anyway, Iginla's a player that's pretty hard to hate. Skilled, tough and, by all accounts, a genuinely nice guy. I watched his performance against the Sharks in Game One of their series last night and he was just dominant. It was the kind of performance that, to me, embodies all the best bits of this game we call hockey. A performance that, as an Oilers partisan, I seldom get treated to.
It probably goes without saying that the Falmes franchise's hopes start and end with Jarome. Me, I hope a few years down the road that he's one of those choices in some T.V. sports gabfest's poll question that asks "who's the best player of his generation to never win a championship?"
Posted by LittleFury at 4:03 PM