Calgary Flames captain Jarome Iginla, 35, is slowing down. He has two goals in the past 22 games. Former teammate Rhett Warrener talked honestly about Iginla on Sportsnet FAN960 in Calgary, saying, "He's not Dany Heatley-slow, but he's getting there. I don't know if he's slowed down and his compete-level has followed, but you don't see that compete and fire in his eye now."
Warrener took a few more out-of-the-blue potshots at the Wild's Heatley (regarding his fitness) and Edmonton's Ryan Smyth ("slowly turning into a joke there") during his assessment of Iginla.
Both Heatley and Smyth declined to respond to Warrener's swipes.Todd Richards in trouble
With Scott Howson fired in Columbus and Jarmo Kekalainen in as the first European GM in NHL history, former Wild coach Todd Richards is now the definition of a lame-duck coach. There is zero doubt President John Davidson will allow Kekalinen to bring in his own coach after the season.
Kekalinen, who worked with Davidson in St. Louis, is considered a top talent evaluator, and this is a critical draft for the Blue Jackets. They have three first-round picks.
Davidson wants to change Columbus' culture. "I want guys to understand that this is not a status quo organization," he said. "That's not just a message to the players, but everybody. We're in the business of winning."
|St. Louis - WP: L. Lynn||4||FINAL|
|Washington - LP: J. Zimmermann||3|
|Toronto - WP: M. Buehrle||5||FINAL|
|Cleveland - LP: C. Kluber||0|
|LA Angels - LP: C. Wilson||2||FINAL|
|Detroit - WP: M. Scherzer||5|
|Baltimore - LP: B. Norris||2||FINAL|
|Boston - WP: J. Tazawa||4|
|Minnesota - LP: K. Correia||4||FINAL|
|Kansas City - WP: B. Chen||5|
|Cincinnati - LP: T. Cingrani||4||FINAL|
|Chicago Cubs - WP: E. Jackson||8|
|Houston - LP: C. Qualls||3||FINAL|
|Oakland - WP: D. Otero||4|
|Milwaukee||6||Bottom 8th Inning|
|Atlanta||4||Top 9th Inning|
|NY Yankees||1||Top 7th Inning|
|Seattle - LP: R. Elias||0||FINAL|
|Miami - WP: H. Alvarez||7|
|Chicago WSox||1||Top 6th Inning|
|Philadelphia||0||Bottom 6th Inning|
|Arizona||4||Bottom 5th Inning|
|San Francisco||1||Top 5th Inning|
|Memphis||0||1st Qtr 9:33|
|Minnesota||0||1st Prd 17:43|
|Toronto FC||1||2nd Half 44:55|
|Montreal||0||2nd Half 44:55|
|Sporting Kansas City||1|
|Portland||0||1st Half 44:55|
|Real Salt Lake||0|
Poll: Can the Wild rally to win its playoff series against Colorado?