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A nice nod for brief Bruin Jarome Iginla.

Montreal Canadiens v Boston Bruins - Game Five Photo by Brian Babineau/NHLI via Getty Images

The Hockey Hall of Fame announced its 2020 class yesterday, and among the honorees was former Bruin Jarome Iginla!

Of course, Iginla was just a Bruin for one brief season, it he had a decent time here: he had 30 goals and 31 assists in 78 regular season games.

That 2013-2014 Bruins team was quite the squad, and the Milan Lucic-David Krejci-Iginla line was quite formidable.

Still, the season ended in disappointing fashion, with a second-round loss to the Montreal Canadiens.

Iginla would play 3 more season, split between the Colorado Avalanche and Los Angeles Kings.

Congrats to the Hall of Famer!

Today’s highlight

Why have one highlight when you can have 30?!?!?!

Today’s discussion question

As many people know, Iginla was very nearly traded to the Bruins at the deadline during the 2013 season. Instead, Iginla reportedly put the kibosh on that deal and went to the Pittsburgh Penguins instead.

Of course, the Bruins would absolutely steamroll that Penguins team in the Eastern Conference Final that year, before losing to the Blackhawks in 6 games in the Stanley Cup Final.

The question (enough time has passed, it’s OK): do you think the Bruins win the Cup in 2013 if they have Jarome Iginla instead of Jaromir Jagr?