Next steps for Jarome Iginla

Updated: November 9, 2011, 11:11 AM ET
By Craig Custance

He's 34 years old, hasn't been in the playoffs since 2009 and is still trying to win his first Stanley Cup. Jarome Iginla and the Flames lost Tuesday night, but he was out there battling. He had one of the best scoring chances on Niklas Backstrom, a shot that hit the post during the Minnesota Wild's 3-0 win. He fought Nick Johnson and was convincing enough in his argument that he was head-butted in the fight to earn a five-minute power play and match penalty for Johnson. But it was another loss for a Flames team that sits in 13th place in the Western Conference with a 6-7-1 record.

A few days ago, I watched as Iginla did a television interview about his longevity in one organization, and he concluded that he wanted to win a Stanley Cup with the Calgary Flames. After he wrapped up, I asked something I'm sure Flames fans and hockey fans all over the league are starting to wonder.

When does winning a Stanley Cup with the Flames simply become "I just want to win a Stanley Cup"? Anywhere.