Bean: A look at the Jarome Iginla Hall of Fame debate
A look at the Jarome Iginla Hall of Fame debate
Jarome Iginla announced his retirement from the NHL Monday, capping one of the best hockey careers a forward has ever had.
Iginla spent the 2013 season with the Bruins, joining the B's in part because he was chasing a Stanley Cup. He would never win one, but he did everything else.
There should be little doubt that Iginla is a Hall of Famer, but here's the case for and against him reaching the Hall.
THE CASE FOR IGINLA
Iginla's 625 goals are 15th of all time; every retired player in the top 30 is in the Hall of Fame. He had 12 30-goal seasons, 11 of which came in a row. He's a six-time 40-goal-scorer and two-time 50-goal-scorer. He's also a two-time gold medal winner and set up one of the most famous goals in Olympic history.
THE CASE AGAINST IGINLA
There is absolutely no case against Jarome Iginla being in the Hall of Fame. He's one of the best players ever. You shouldn't have even clicked over to this slide after seeing his accolades. Go away.