This is nothing the players care to contemplate.

The Calgary Flames — without Jarome Iginla.

"That's difficult to wrap your head around," Cory Sarich said Monday at the Saddledome. "I haven't really thought about that. I really don't know what to say. Jarome's been here for a long time. I've played with him for five years. He's been here for his whole career. If anything like that was to change, that's something major. There would be serious, serious (ramifications to) both sides of the coin on that one. You'd have people that probably think maybe it's necessary. You'd have people that think it's completely absurd.

"I don't want to speculate on what's going to happen going forward."