Jay Feaster wasn't about to dive into the Jarome Iginla issue.

But the Calgary Flames GM didn't declare the captain was off-limits, either.

That said, the speculation over the uncertainty of Iginla's future in Calgary is taking a toll on everyone in the franchise.

"The whole thing about the trades all the time is awful. It's awful not just for the captain. It's awful for all of the guys. It clearly doesn't matter what I say. It doesn't matter how many times I say I'm not doing this, it still swirls," Feaster said, later adding he was not treating Iginla any differently than any other player in his current assessments.