NHL Blog Beat – Thursday, March 28, 2013.

Reaction to the Jarome Iginla trade, plus commentary on Miikka Kiprusoff, the Wild, Islanders and more.

PUCK DADDY: Greg Wyshynski believes Penguins GM Ray Shero fleeced Flames GM Jay Feaster out of Jarome Iginla.

Does Iginla make the Penguins better?

Does Iginla make the Penguins better?

BACKHAND SHELF: Justin Bourne lists five reasons the Iginla, Morrow and Murray trades could hurt, rather than help, the Penguins.

MATCHSTICKS AND GASOLINE: Justin Azevedo recalls Iginla’s greatest shift, then launches into a heart-felt, profanity-laced tirade against Flames management. I daresay a number of Flames fans feel the same as Justin.

PENSBURGH: Reaction from Pittsburgh on the Iginla acquisition, and its impact the Penguins roster.

THE HOCKEY GUYS: Ryan Holmer on an end of an era for the Calgary Flames, plus analysis of the prospects the Flames received in the deal.

GREATEST HOCKEY LEGENDS: Joe Pelletier’s looks back on Iginla’s phenomenal career with the Flames.

MC79 HOCKEY: Tyler Dellow on why Miikka Kiprusoff and the Calgary Flames could be accused of salary cap circumvention if “Kipper” fails to honor the final season of his contract.

HOCKEY WILDERNESS: Who exactly are the Minnesota Wild. Are they as good as they seem?

THE CHECKING LINE: Rob McGowan believes it’s time for the Islanders to become buyers at the trade deadline. Don’t hold your breath, Rob.