(Source: Boston Business Journal) – “Why is Jarome Iginla, forward for the Los Angeles Kings and a former Boston Bruin, buying a home in the Boston area? The 39-year-old future of Hall of Famer has apparently paid $4.5 million for a newly-constructed home in Brookline’s Chestnut Hill neighborhood, according to a Norfolk County deed.
Iginla’s real estate agent, David Green of Otis & Ahearn, declined to comment. A Bruins spokesperson did not immediately return a call seeking comment.”
Oh shit here we go. Felger is probably going to have a field day with this one as soon as it catches fire within the Boston interwebs.
But, I’m not going to read into this one bit. Half because there plenty of rich athletes that fall in love with an area they played in during their careers and eventually they come back to set down roots. Shawn Thornton makes Boston his home after living in beautiful Southern California and recently Florida.
The other half of why I don’t want to read into this is because I don’t want it to be true that he’ll be a Bruin again next year. He was fantastic in black and gold in 2014 but 2014 ain’t walking through that door anytime soon. I just don’t know what he’s got left in the tank. And its probably best we let this one breathe a bit before we know what Iginla is really intending to do this summer.
Also from a hockey standpoint, much like the young defense the Bruins are stocking up on in their system they’re aren’t looking so bad in the forward department either. Between Acciari, Kuraly, Schaller, DeBrusk, Nash, JFK, Heinen, Cehlarik, and an incoming Jesse Gabrielle, Zach Senyshyn, and Ryan Fitgerald, there is going to be legit competition to fill out the bottom six slots. Maybe the B’s think Iggy would be a good mentoring third line right wing for a rookie Jakob Forbacka-Karlsson? I don’t know. Again, I don’t want to make too much of it.
What I do know is that if in my line of work max retirement age was at about 40 years old and I had the kind of cheddar to plunk down $4.5 million on a home I wouldn’t be doing it in Boston. I’d be on a beach somewhere with a bottomless margarita glass surgically attached to my hand. But hey, that’s just me.
He’s going to play in Boston next year isn’t he?
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