Jarome Iginla may waive no-trade clause to take run at Stanley Cup

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Jarome Iginla is playing in his 1,500th NHL game Saturday night, one he’ll probably want to forget as soon as possible, and although he’s a likely future Hall of Famer, Iginla has not won a Stanley Cup in his 20-year career.

He’s in his third season with the Colorado Avalanche, and although last season he said he would not waive his no-trade clause, it appears his stance has changed.

“He has said in an interview with Adrian Dater, who’s a local reporter down there in Denver, that last year he wouldn’t waive his no-trade clause to move, but this year, the final year of his contract and possibly his career, he will consider doing it,” Elliotte Friedman said on Hockey Night in Canada’s Headlines segment. “And the word is if he does want to go the Colorado Avalanche will search the market and see what the options are for Iginla to go chase the Cup one more time.”

The closest Iginla has come to winning a Stanley Cup was in 2004 as a member of the Calgary Flames. That year, Calgary lost to the Tampa Bay Lightning in the Cup final four games to three, dropping the seventh game 2-1.

So far this season, Iginla has three goals and six points in 25 games -- last season he managed 22 goals and 47 points in 82 games.