Vincent Lecavalier

Kings hoping new forward Jarome Iginla will thrive under former coach

Kings hoping new forward Jarome Iginla will thrive under former coach

In trying to secure a playoff spot in the near future, the Kings looked to the past on the NHL’s trade deadline day. They are hoping 39-year-old forward Jarome Iginla will be rejuvenated in a competitive environment and will again thrive under the gruff guidance of Coach Darryl Sutter, his coach and general manager during the Calgary Flames’ surprising 2004 run to the Stanley Cup Final.

The Kings acquired Iginla from the 30th-ranked Colorado Avalanche on Wednesday for a conditional pick in the 2018 entry draft, with the final position of the pick likely dependent on his production and/or the Kings’ performance. The Kings announced the move soon after they had traded rugged...

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