That's not the point. The point is that Edzo does show his bias when the Hawks are playing and that isn't good for the game, especially on nationally broadcasted stations. They should be using a broadcaster that his team is not playing in the playoffs.
Exactly. It would really be no different if NBC said, "Hey, Ken and Mick...you want to do national play-by-play for this series?" Chicago fans would be livid (and rightly so). The fact of the matter is, Edzo is EXTREMELY unprofessional when it comes to Chicago and Pittsburgh games on NBC and has all too often actually WHINED on air about the mistreatment of his favored team. I remember when the Wings won a game in OT over Chicago and Edzo let out a big, annoyed sigh when the GWG occurred. That ain't professional.
I tend to think it would actually be BETTER in the long run were this team to miss the postseason, the record be damned. Missing the postseason means that heads would actually roll for a change. I think. Maybe.
What Iginla did was not good for the Flames organization. If I were him, I'd have cared about the Flames getting a decent return package. In the event, they got absolutely robbed.
EXACTLY. Boston had the clearly better deal on the table. If Iginla truly cared about the Flames improving through this deal as he so claims, he would have signed with Boston. Instead, he screws the Flames, burns a bridge between Chiarelli and Feaster, all to play on a team that'll probably be ousted in the 1st round of the postseason again.
To me, Iginla's choice of Pittsburgh over Boston (which clearly had the better trade offer) is just a big middle finger to Calgary. If he truly cared about bettering Calgary as he was leaving, Boston would have been the choice. I've never liked Iginla, seen too much dirty goonery from him (spearing, fighting while readjusting his visor as he does so, etc.). Only thing he needs to learn to fit in on that Pittsburgh squad is a good reverse 1 1/2 somersault to draw some penalties.