Maybe Calgary captain Jarome Iginla should petition the NHL to start the season later -- say, Nov. 1.
For the third year in a row, Iginla had a less-than-fantastic October. He finished the month with just 4 points (2 goals, 2 assists), the third time in as many seasons that he's struggled through the opening month of the season: Iginla has just 8 goals and 20 points combined in 32 games during the past three Octobers and hasn't scored more than 4 goals in any of those three Octobers. It's a big change from the three previous Octobers, when he had 19 goals and 42 points in the same number of games.
The good news for Iginla and the Flames is that November follows October -- and with it comes their captain's scoring touch. He had a pair of goals in Thursday's 4-1 win at Detroit and is 2-2-4 this month, matching his offensive numbers for all of October.