Jarome Iginla: Geek of the Week

Terry Campkin

2013-03-31

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When Iginla owners rolled out of bed on Thursday, they no doubt felt like a kid on Christmas morning. What better place for Iginla to be moved than Pittsburgh? Obviously this move is going to improve Iginla's value on your fantasy hockey team, but to what degree? Today I am going to look inside the numbers to figure out how big of an effect this trade has on our latest Geek of the Week: Jarome Iginla.

 

Iginla is one of the greatest stars of his generation, his 11 straight 30 goal seasons are unheard of in this day in age, not to mention the fact that he topped 40 in six of those years and broke 50 twice. He is an aging star though and he was playing on a Flames team that isn't exactly bursting at the seams with talent. His big name and strong performance history garnered him an average draft position of 47 this season and if you are one of the GMs who drafted him this high, your team is probably suffering right now. Running the numbers through Fantasy Hockey Geek shows you that Iggy has not been living up to his high draft position:

 

(For a Yahoo! standard 12 team H2H league with categories: G, A, +/-, PIM,SOG, PPP)

 

Rank

Player

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A