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Iginla gives Flames hope, even in defeat

Updated: June 8, 2004, 1:20 AM ET
By Eric Adelson | Special to ESPN.com

TAMPA, Fla. -- Elvis Iginla pushed his way into the Calgary Flames locker room and heard nothing except sniffles amid the silence. He looked around. Every single player hung his head, including his son, Jarome.

Carefully, slowly, Elvis walked over to Jarome's stall, leaned over, and whispered:

"I'm proud of you. All of Canada is proud of you."

The son did not look up at his father. He simply whispered, "Thank you for coming."

Elvis turned and walked out through the doorway ...

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