One day after being awarded a golden stick, Jarome Iginla was unjustly awarded a golden raspberry of sorts. As part of a Sports Illustrated player poll that found Dion Phaneuf the NHL's most overrated player, the Flames captain somehow found himself 12th on the list. Apparently, concussions are a much bigger problem than we thought for today's players. How else to explain how one of the era's greatest leaders and most prolific goal scorers lands on a list that includes flops like Scott Gomez and Mike Komisarek? One of only 42 players in NHL lore to score 500 goals, Iginla is one of only 10 in the game's history to have 10 consecutive 30 or more goal seasons. Yet, somehow, the 34-year-old model of consistency finds himself on this dubious list for the very first time. Ridiculous.
Flames' Iginla overrated? Ridiculous!
Calgary Sun | Jan 12