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Sidney Crosby, left, and Jarome Iginla, chat during a practice at the Men's National Olympic Hockey Team orientation camp in Calgary, Tuesday, Aug. 25, 2009. The Calgary Flames have traded team captain Jarome Iginla in exchange for forwards Kenneth Agostino and Ben Hanowski and the Pittsburgh Penguins 2013 first round pick.
Sidney Crosby, left, and Jarome Iginla, chat during a practice at the Men's National Olympic Hockey Team orientation camp in Calgary, Tuesday, Aug. 25, 2009. The Calgary Flames have traded team captain Jarome Iginla in exchange for forwards Kenneth Agostino and Ben Hanowski and the Pittsburgh Penguins 2013 first round pick.
(Jeff McIntosh/THE CANADIAN PRESS)

Duhatschek: Chance at elusive Cup ring deciding factor in Iginla’s move to Penguins

A prediction: It will be an emotional time for Jarome Iginla on Thursday morning when he bids goodbye to the Calgary Flames, the only team he’s played for as a professional athlete. Iginla’s 18-year association began with a trade when he was just a teenage prospect, moving from the Dallas Stars to Calgary in exchange for a future Hall of Famer, Joe Nieuwendyk. It ended late on Wednesday night when the team traded him to his destination of choice, the Pittsburgh Penguins.