Jarome Iginla is exceeding Boston Bruins‘ fans expectations. I have to be honest; I thought Iginla was going to come to Boston as an aging veteran on the decline. I have seen it too many times before. Jaromir Jagr was a great example of this last year. His skill and veteran presence was nice, but the guy couldn’t find the back of the net.
When Iginla came to Boston I expected a fifteen-goal scorer. Iginla has already tallied 12 and is heating up. In Iginla’s last five games he has scored four goals and had one assist for five points while playing with David Krejci and Milan Lucic. In a way no one should be surprised with his point production the way his linemates are playing. This line may very well be one of the best first lines in the league.
I do wonder if Iginla can keep this up since he is getting older. Iginla keeps himself in great shape and takes care of his body, but an 82-game season is long. He is bound to start feeling fatigue in his legs and a dip in production. I would rather have Iginla healthy in the final third of the season than now. If Iginla can stay hot throughout the season it would be tremendous, but I don’t think he can. If he can heat up in the final third heading into the playoffs, however, Iginla and this line is going to be dangerous.