We are all, deep down, creatures of habit. Creatures of comfort. Creatures of familiarity. Irrespective of tax bracket, religious beliefs, political affiliation, relative fame or obscurity.

The longer you stay, the harder it is.

And Jarome Iginla has made this town his home, has writ his signature large on its very foundations, for 15 National Hockey League seasons. He's been awfully good for Calgary. Calgary, in turn, has been mighty good to him.

That manner of mojo exerts a powerful, persuasive pull; can blur reason, override logic, compromise judgment. Even competitive judgment.