There are no guarantees that the smorgasbord won't run out of food. The Flames are in danger of missing the playoffs for the sixth straight year, the scoring title could slip away, and there might be some bruised feelings after Iginla, who will be a restricted free agent next summer, arm-wrestles Calgary for a new contract.
But this is a man with bills to pay. Besides housing the Calgary guys, he's putting his mother through school. Schuchard juggled jobs to make a comfortable life for her only child, and now it's his turn to reciprocate. At 44, with Iginla's moral and financial support, she's studying secondary education at the University of Alberta, preparing to become a drama teacher. This, truly, is class.