Jarome Iginla chose the Penguins  over the Bruins, and now they have a chance to make that decision look wrong.
The Bruins and Flames  agreed to a deal prior to the trade deadline that would have sent Matt Bartkowski, Alexander Khokhlachev and a first-round pick to Calgary in exchange for Iginla. The veteran right wing had said he would waive his no-trade clause for the Bruins, Penguins , Kings or Blackhawks, but upon the agreement of the trade informed the Flames  that he would only go to the Penguins. The Flames then negotiated a deal with Pittsburgh to accommodate him.
At the time, the Bruins said they took no issue with Iginla’s decision, but the Iginla-Boston storyline will certainly get attention during the Conference finals. Claude Julien  understands that, but he sees bigger motivation to beat the Penguins than simply proving Iginla wrong.
“I would say that moving to the Stanley Cup  Finals is way more important than that situation,” Julien said. “That’s where our focus has to be.”