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Trade Bait: Jaromir Jagr

Mar 29, 2013, 10:40 AM EDT


The NHL’s trade deadline is Wednesday, April 3. Following is a player that may be moved. For more “Trade Bait,” click here.

If you’re looking for a future Hall of Famger that brings a wealth of playoff experience and is still capable of playing on a top line at the age of 41, then Jaromir Jagr is your man. The only problem is his current employer, the Dallas Stars, might not be done with him yet.

There’s no question that contenders would line up for the chance to add Jagr, especially now that Jarome Iginla is off the market, but all things being equal, the Stars would rather re-sign Jagr for the 2013-14 campaign.

The two sides are reportedly talking about a contract extension, but with the trade deadline looming, the Stars will have to make a tough call. They have already traded away their captain, Brenden Morrow, so dealing Jagr too would be a big blow to a team that still has a shot of making the playoffs.

At the same time, Jagr will likely bring a sizable return that could help the Stars for years to come. Given that the team’s future is still brighter than its present, it would certainly be understandable if Dallas opts to deal the veteran forward.

If they do want to trade him, the Boston Bruins are a potential destination. The Bruins have been linked to Jagr in recent days and getting burned in the Iginla sweepstakes has likely only added to Bruins GM Peter Chiarelli’s desire to make a move.

  1. ethanmacleod1685 - Mar 29, 2013 at 10:47 AM

    If he ends up in Boston and they Pittsburgh in the east finals, that series has potential to be the greatest series of all time !

  2. prd797 - Mar 29, 2013 at 10:49 AM

    Jagr won his last cup against Chicago. Wouldn’t it be crazy if he joined the Blackhawks for a stretch run and met his former team in the Final?

    One can dream anyway…

    • comeonnowguys - Mar 29, 2013 at 11:16 AM

      That would be slightly surreal. Chicago apparently is allergic to playing Patrick Sharp at center (which would accommodate that) anymore, so I’d be surprised if they went after anyone not named Roy.

  3. eigglesnosuperbowls - Mar 29, 2013 at 10:49 AM

    Please, Please, Please Bruins sign him he was great in Philly last year one of the hardest workers of the ice dose not play a lick of defense but on the PP awesome ! I would love him bouncing his old team out of the playoffs and he would enjoy it immensely too,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,get him do what you gotta do for the playoff run to get him !

    • whammy71 - Mar 29, 2013 at 3:03 PM

      sorry charlie – friend just forwarded a tweet from @The_Creasy – looks like Pens Stars are talking Kennedy for JJ. Ha ha ha ha ha!!!!! Your team stinks and the team you hate is only getting stronger!!!

      And a shout out to B’s fans…..remember – Pens took you out 2x in the early 90s….once you were the Cup favorites. We ended Cam Neely’s career and Savards….now getting ready to steal 3rd player this year your GM targeted. ha ha ha ha ha!!!!!!!

      • handsofsweed - Mar 29, 2013 at 4:57 PM

        Uh, just so you all know, we don’t claim this whammy-jagoff guy as a Pens fan. I think I can speak for all of us in saying that he’s not one of us. I was in HS during those 1991-92 cups and I can’t recall any of us being proud of Neely’s injury. Sorry about this guy, folks. Embarassing.

      • lordstanley65 - Mar 29, 2013 at 8:13 PM

        What disturbs me about this post is that someone who claims to be a sports fan(or even a member of the human race) would be proud of the fact that his team ended someone’s career through injury. You should be ashamed of yourself, as I assume every Pens fan is ashamed of you. Even Habsman isn’t this crass.

    • whammy71 - Mar 29, 2013 at 3:05 PM

      OH – AND I FORGOT……WHAMMY!!!!!!!

  4. gamechanger87 - Mar 29, 2013 at 10:51 AM

    The Unstoppable Franchise will roll over boston in 4 seconds, what a joke saying that this series will be that epic, more like a mugging.

    • ibieiniid - Mar 29, 2013 at 11:08 AM

      the “Unstoppable Franchise” still has a losing record, all-time. they’re not unstoppable buddy.

      • eigglesnosuperbowls - Mar 29, 2013 at 12:14 PM

        The Unstoppable Franchise also stopped payment on players checks when they went bankrupt !

      • flyers22 - Mar 29, 2013 at 3:15 PM

        the unstoppable franchise that would be located in kansas city if it wasnt for crosby in the draft that year haha i wouldnt count your chickens before the eggs hatch there buddy because if u know anything about hockey you would know in the playoffs anything can happen.

    • stakex - Mar 29, 2013 at 7:47 PM

      Lets just see what gamechanger here has to say when the Pens are blown out in the first round…. just like they were last year. That 14 game win streak in March won’t look so good then, now would it?

      • ibieiniid - Mar 30, 2013 at 11:44 PM

        ohhhhhhhh do i hope it’s the Islanders that do it.

  5. wisdomnfl - Mar 29, 2013 at 10:53 AM

    He’d be a great pickup for Boston, big guy hard to contain, plays well against Pittsburgh.

  6. bruinsfan19 - Mar 29, 2013 at 10:53 AM

    I hope boston and Pittsburgh play in a series in the playoffs. It would be a great entertaining series. The Penguins wouldn’t be able to keep up with the Bruins physical play although Iginla and morrow a bit can help out there. It would be a 7 game series for sure

    • sportsfreak13 - Mar 29, 2013 at 10:59 AM

      Have you seen the 2 pens vs bruins games this season? I agree it would be a great series but not sure it would be a 7 game series. Not getting cocky but our speed vs your teams “physical play” is not a good matchup for the bruins.

      • pepper2011 - Mar 29, 2013 at 11:44 AM

        Have you seen the 2 games this season? The B’s blew the first one because they were coming off a back to back and ran out of gas and it was against their backup goalie. sutter scored two goals that probably shouldn’t have gone in. The second game was a one goal game, again coming off a back to back ( i know pitt was too). The games weren’t that ridiculous and could have gone either way. Both games were in Pitt and 1 goal games; you are supposed to win those. The Bruins should have won the first, but blew it. I understand they were without Malkin and Letang for part of the 2nd game, but you still have no d and no goalie. No doubt the most talented offensive team in the league, but Letang hasn’t been healthy in two years and Niskanen (your 2nd best d man would be the fourth or 5th guy on the B’s). I’d like to see what the Bruins do at the deadline, the biggest misconception about the B’s is that they are slow. Bergeron, Seguin, Marchand, Peverley, Paille and the whole Lucic, Krejci, horton line can skate with anyone on Pitt (although the last three only seem to do it when they want to). When they played the Bruins were cold and the pens were hot. Two things are happening that as a Bruins fan I like. The pens think they have already won and The Bruins are getting pissed. This feels like the canucks all over again.

      • sportsfreak13 - Mar 29, 2013 at 12:07 PM

        We have no D and no goalie??? We are 6th in the league in GAA and fleury leads the league in wins even though in this streak vokoun has 6 wins out of the 14. Cool story bro.

      • sportsfreak13 - Mar 29, 2013 at 12:29 PM

        Also the pens know this streak means nothing. Watch the interviews after the game , they all say this means nothing except learning to play the right way. When asked about the new players they said their just named on paper and it doesn’t mean anything unless they put in the work. If you want to talk about no goalie and no D how about that 6-5 bruins vs habs game. Pens haven’t allowed that many goals since the beginning of march I believe.

      • pepper2011 - Mar 29, 2013 at 12:47 PM

        Do you remember the playoffs last year? you gave up 30 goals in a 6 game series. THIRTY.

        you have no goalie and no D. fact. I don’t care about wins pertainng to a goalies talent.The pens are scoring and have a high powered offense.

        Fleury career Playoff save % is .904 – UGLY he hasn’t touched a .900 save % since they won the cup.

        also- Considering the B’s have been at the top of the league in goaltending and Defense for a few years in a row; you may want to find a different avenue.

        you are very defensive Bro.
        it’s a different style of play in the playoffs.

      • sportsfreak13 - Mar 29, 2013 at 12:56 PM

        Have you watched the games the pens have played lately? They havent allowed more then 2 goals in a long time. Even against the flyers the last game the pens only allowed 2 goals and those game are usualy up and down hockey. If you actually watch the last 6 games you would realize this team isnt the same as last years. Sorry your not winning this arguement based off a playoff series from last year. The facts about defensive and goaltending im using are from this year and the past 3 weeks. The facts your trying to use our from last year. Let me know how that works out for you. Pens vs habs 2-1. Bruins vs habs 6-5. Great defense and goaltending by your defnesive minded bruins THIS year.

      • sportsfreak13 - Mar 29, 2013 at 1:03 PM

        pens vs habs 1-0*

      • sportsfreak13 - Mar 29, 2013 at 2:24 PM

        I know I’m beating a dead horse here but in the pens last 11 games they have allowed only 9 goals. Please tell me more about how our defense and goaltending struggle THIS year..

      • pepper2011 - Mar 29, 2013 at 2:43 PM

        you do realize the B’s are ahead of the pens in all defensive and goaltending categories, right? you originally said that a seven game series seemed like a stretch. They have played twice, both in Pitt and they were both 1 goal games. The Bruins should have won the first. They didn’t so it is what it is. Iginla and Morrow were both good pickups but scoring wasn’t your weakness – defense was/is and you haven’t fixed that with Murray. You scored 26 goals in that same 6 game series. Shero is good at acquiring offensive talent, but the pens might have been better to go after a defenseman.

      • sportsfreak13 - Mar 29, 2013 at 2:57 PM

        Let me refer you to my previous stat. WE HAVE ALLOWED NINE GOALS IN OUR LAST ELEVEN GAMES. I’m not knocking the bruins, they are good. When fans say our defense and goaltending is soft however it makes it look like you don’t know what your talking about. Maybe you haven’t watched a pens game except when they play the bruins. I watch everyone and defense/ goaltending has not been in a issue in the past 11 games (almost a quarter of the season).also Iginla and Morrow weren’t brought in for scoring. Morrow is a great grinder who goes to the dirty area for pucks. As far as Murray is concerned he’s tgd 4th hardest hitter in the NHL (voted by players) and is good at the PK. Pens didn’t get more offensive we got grittier and tougher.

      • pepper2011 - Mar 29, 2013 at 4:11 PM

        eh… you have also given up 4+ goals eight times- the Bruins 5 times. you have played 3 more games as well. You are also failing to mention that prior to the 11 games you are speaking of you gave up 4,6,3,4,4. The 11 game streak wasn’t against and real offensive power houses (Bruins included) You are the best offensive team in the league and a barely average defensive team. Just my opinion. Letang is Norris quality but he’s struggled to stay healthy the last two season. He helps. A lot. Past him, I do not worry about one defensemen on the pens. I just don’t. Murray is ok, but still a bottom 2 dman. you have a legit number one and a bunch of 5 and 6’s. Morrow and Iginla are both scorers- sure they have some grit. I like morrow for the pens more than iginla. you didn’t need him- you would have been better served to go get Jack johsnson or Mark Streit, or Keith Yandle – would have cost more, but probably better suited the pens needs. I guess we’ll see…

      • sportsfreak13 - Mar 29, 2013 at 4:52 PM

        FYI in that 11 game stretch NYI have 100 goals for (we played them twice), Toronto has 108 goals scored, Montreal has 104 goals scored, and bruins (played twice) along with Washington have 94 goals scored. Orpik and Martin have been our shutdown pair and had played real good this year and to say they are 5th 6th pluggers is laughable. Paul Martin is a +12 and orpik a +15 and they face the opposing teams top line game in and game out and log around 22-25 min per game.

      • handsofsweed - Mar 29, 2013 at 5:01 PM

        Hell, Pittsburgh physically beat Boston twice already this year. Those two games were played Boston-style and exactly to their liking. Low scoring, grinding and physical as hell. How do you want it Boston? You wanna play our game and get blown out? You wanna play your game and get methodically ground down into dust? Take your pick. We’re not choosy.

  7. bouchez9393 - Mar 29, 2013 at 10:58 AM

    Plekanec and Jagr on the same line, the Habs would control the East! Price is the bestgoalie in the league, they have the highest scoring D in the league and roll 3 lines every game. I love that everyone is over looking them this year!

    • whammy71 - Mar 29, 2013 at 3:09 PM

      Keep dreaming! your little turd divers will get run over by PGH speed, size and newly acquired grit! WHAMMY!!!!!!

  8. dboldave - Mar 29, 2013 at 11:03 AM

    I think Pittsburgh needs to strengthen that 4th line of theirs, they should make a push for him!

  9. broadstreetbeatdown - Mar 29, 2013 at 11:08 AM

    Pittsburgh better pick him up like yesterday. I think Jagr gets some sick twisted sense of revenge every time he scores on his old team. The Habs would be pretty dumb not to make a play for him. I see a Montreal-Chicago finals this year.

  10. jaybird22seven - Mar 29, 2013 at 11:19 AM

    If given the choice, Jagr will pick Chicago over Boston!!!
    It must hurt when players don’t want to go and play will the bruins.

    • drone501 - Mar 29, 2013 at 3:41 PM

      why doesn t anyone want to play for boston?

  11. hockeywithdrawal - Mar 29, 2013 at 11:28 AM

    Why on earth would they trade Jagr now? They are three points out of the playoffs. To cave now and say “we give” is going to go over REAL good with the folks in Dallas. Morrow is one thing – big cap hit, and playing on the fourth line, and they had room to let him go – that doesn’t make them “sellers”. Makes no more sense than St. Louis leaving Tampa (actually less).

  12. bobhpine - Mar 29, 2013 at 11:31 AM

    The only thing Jagr can “pick” is his nose. He doesn’t have a no trade clause.

    Jagr was completely invisible against New Jersey in the playoffs. I hope Boston trades the farm for him.

  13. penzfan329 - Mar 29, 2013 at 11:50 AM

    For you to say they have no goalie is ridiculous. 9 goals given up in the last 10. Yea they must not have a goalie..

  14. jaredo10 - Mar 29, 2013 at 12:16 PM

    Come back to Boradway. You and Gabriok would be a nasty combo with JT Miller centering the line. I likely alot. If not Jagr go after St Louis.. THE CT boy would love to come home

  15. mclovinhockey - Mar 29, 2013 at 12:31 PM

    I think the team he would help the most that has a great chance at the cup is the Habs, mainly because of his influence on the younger players. Gallager and Galchenyuk have a lot of potential, with what he brings to the table for the young guns I can’t imagine what those two, Subban and Pacioretty might turn into. Not to mention he is good friends with “Mr. Breakaway shoots it right into the goalie” Plakanic. Could be interesting to see them together.

    Of course he could help every team, Boston, ducks, hawks, pens…. But that’s just the team I think he could help the most

  16. gamechanger87 - Mar 29, 2013 at 1:45 PM

    The Franchise will make baston look like wicked a$$holes. 1975 brah, 1975

  17. The Hockey Fan - Mar 29, 2013 at 1:46 PM

    They aren’t trading Jagr morons. It might sound great and all but as stupid as the Stars GM is they are so close to making the playoffs. And to all you Pens fans the Bruins collapsed in both 3rd periods due to back to back games on the road. And to all you Bruins fans who think the Bruins are would last in a series vs. the Penguins their poor first periods vs. the great ones that the Pens put up would kill the Bruins. Getting down one or two goals early vs. the Penguins is not a good idea. And I know the Bruins didn’t do thatin the first game but when the Pens are rested you need to play all 60 minutes of the game which the Bruins have been yet to do in their last 5.

    • dboldave - Mar 29, 2013 at 1:59 PM

      Didn’t they just trade their captain???

    • hockeyflow33 - Mar 29, 2013 at 4:49 PM

      That would be a great point if they hadn’t just traded their team captain a week ago

  18. agc99 - Mar 29, 2013 at 2:40 PM

    Come back to Pittsburgh. Pens all in.

  19. whammy71 - Mar 29, 2013 at 2:46 PM

    Pens aren’t going to lose four 2-1 games out of 7 to Boston. Just ain’t gonna happen. Boston may be tough on D…but can’t match Pens speed and skill. Whose Frankenstein gonna cover – the Sid line…or Geno line. All you Bruin tools that are making excuses for the 2 losses forget that Geno didn’t play….so Frankengoon could concentrate on Sid. Plus – its the Pros….not high school – no excuses. Better luck next year! WHAMMY!!!!!

    • pepper2011 - Mar 29, 2013 at 4:34 PM

      Also – ask the Sedins who covered them…
      Seidenburg is hands down the most underrated d man in the league.
      you seem to forget what philly did to your D last year.
      I say teh B’s can match the Pens speed and skill. Sure Sid and Malkin are in a different league. – no team can match those two, but the rest is a draw at best.
      you may hate marchand, but the kid can flat out play. Seguin is getting better and better every game and he is excellent defensively.
      I guess what I am saying is the Gap between the teams offensively is not as big as it is defensively. I think it’s easy to think that, but their style of play is D first.
      Malkin is over a point a game and still only +1. the sid line plays D but neal has 17 goals and is a +4. that doesn’t work in the playoffs. See last years Philly series- a team also with no D.


      • whammy71 - Mar 29, 2013 at 4:52 PM

        Sorry Sedins are not in the same league as Sid and Geno? Scoring champs, MVPs, PO MVPs….come on bro – lame comparison. Try again!

        PGH just picked up 3 proven veteran leaders….not to rely on…but to help guide the skill players that your squad can’t match up with. Pens D was crappy all last year – so PO results were expected – plus you could argue it was a fluky series – but PGH doesn’t make excuses like your homer fans (oh….Bs lost to Pens cause they were tired! boo hoo hoo!!! This is the pros – not high school). So it was what it was….an ass whooping by the Flyers. And Pens have learned their lesson from winning only 1 PO series since winning the Cup – which you could blame some of that on injuries – but again, PGH doesn’t do that. We lost fair and square. No cry babies in PGH.

        Now just start thinking about the draft and off season FAs….cause your squad ain’t doing squat in the POs…..oh, BTW – WHAMMY!!!!!!

      • pepper2011 - Apr 1, 2013 at 4:44 PM

        Like I said; you are awfully defensive. How’s the all star lineup working out for you. I love the hockey gods…

  20. crusty14 - Mar 29, 2013 at 3:20 PM

    Nice whammy. Im glad you’re proud of two assholes ending guys careers with dirty hits. The pens are a good team, but you sir are the habsman of Pitt fans

    • whammy71 - Mar 29, 2013 at 4:57 PM

      There is no good footage of the Neely hit – if you have, please post a link. Then we can talk about it being dirty. Just cause Mike “I beat fans with shoes” Milbury says it was dirty – everyone believes it. Bet you didn’t watch the game anyways.

      As far as the Cooke hit – it was not illegal at the time of the hit – go cry in your Cheerios.

      DOUBLE WHAMMY!!!!!!!!!

      No one felt bad for Sid when he was knocked out for a season and half. It was always “Cindy this” and “Cindy that”.

  21. whammy71 - Mar 29, 2013 at 5:06 PM

    Everyone is just sore at the Pens cause GM Ray Shero outsmarted the entire league. Besides having a heavy Cup contender….he added 2 pieces that convinced Iggy to screw over Boston and come to PGH. Boo hoo!!!!

    And in doing so – didn’t blow his budget as Pens have the cap space and the acquired contracts are expiring. Not to mention Pens have several of their own players that either need resigned, are UFAs and RFAs at seasons end. So Ray so gave himself a TON of flexibility and can go in a lot of different directions.

    So not only did he outsmart the league for this season…..he is a leg up for the offseason too. WHAMMY!!!!!!

    Plus he has Bennett and Despres that will be heavy contributors at the NHL level next season. Again – ahead of everyone else.

    What did he give up? A mid-to-top level prospect….2 college kids….and 3, maybe 4 draft picks. And the farm system is STILL STACKED!!!!!!


    QUADRUPLE WHAMMY!!!!!!!!!!!!

    • whammy71 - Mar 29, 2013 at 6:01 PM

      See – I do know what I’m talking about!!

      All the loving career-ending injury jive was pointed to the Philly losers I’ve been reading for 3 months and now the Bruin cry babies all upset cause Iggy picked PGH over BOS – not to mention crying cause BOS was “allegedly” tired both times they played PGH. Boo hoo – this is the pros. Pens have their own issues too when they played.

      But what I just wrote above is the truth. Ray got one over on the rest of the NHL. Not only for this season – but also for next. Pens are sitting pretty. Both on and off the ice. Not saying Pens will win – but they are the heavy favorites.

      Good luck guys – cause YINZ are all gonna need it! WHAMMY!

  22. whammy87 - Mar 29, 2013 at 5:39 PM

    Pens are rocking the hockey like ulf rocked cams knee! Whammy!

  23. whammy87 - Mar 29, 2013 at 6:14 PM

    And filthy fans, how many gingers do you need on that team? It’s like children of the corn on ice! Whammy!!!

  24. gamechanger87 - Mar 29, 2013 at 10:57 PM

    Whammy, we are proud to have you as a devoted member of The Franchise. Every point made is 1000% correct. Cant stop that fact that the league is jealous of us and swifty Hero Shero. Thanks for being a Gamechanger! WHAMMY

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