I've always loved Iginla. I worked real hard this season not to get my hopes up, and it paid off cause now I'm super excited.
Since the '02 olympics I've paid especially close attention to his career growth. He's one of the top players in the league imo, combining strength, physical play, a nose for the net and his natural talent. On top of this he's a class act, and fits in perfectly with our organization. The fact that he believes in the team and would not consider going to Boston, a fresh cup team as well as the Pens, speaks volumes to me.
I don't know how many people here were rooting for Calgary over Tampa Bay in 2004, but I surely was. Iginla is a player who deserves a championship. That's the least he's earned.