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Boston gives up first-round pick to Dallas for making Eastern finals

May 26, 2013, 9:58 AM EDT

Jim Nill, Tom Gaglardi, Jim Lites AP

One thing that came out of the Bruins finishing off the Rangers and advancing to the Eastern Conference finals was settling an issue at this summer’s draft.

By making it that far, Boston now gives up their first-round pick to the Dallas Stars as part of the Jaromir Jagr trade. While the future Hall of Famer has had some awful goal-scoring luck in the postseason, he’s helped the Bruins get deep into the postseason. For the Stars, however, their chance to turn their summer into a big and busy one is there.

According to, the Stars have $44 million committed to 17 players next season. Having roughly $20 million available to add to the cap means teams looking to shed salary to get under it could come calling the Stars for relief.

New GM Jim Nill will have his hands full in trying to fix things up to help the Stars make the playoffs next season but the cap space on top of having two first-round picks means the summer could be huge for sprucing up a team in need of good things.

Related: Is this the new Dallas Stars logo?

  1. packerswin96 - May 26, 2013 at 10:09 AM

    That is the only good thing about the B’s winning the first 2 rounds!

  2. colossal87 - May 26, 2013 at 10:30 AM

    too bad the bruins will be irrelevant again in about a week. PITTSBURGH STRONG

    • brycewest - May 26, 2013 at 10:37 AM

      This may be the single biggest douche bag statement in PHT history. Are you related to that asstard that held up the “Toronto Stronger” sign in the first round? Calm down. We get that you’re a Pens fan…I am too. But it’s asshat statements like this make me NOT want to be associated with you. Still a fan, but not gonna be a fanboy. Oh yeah…1975.

      • phillyphanatic77 - May 26, 2013 at 11:31 AM

        Don’t even respond to this guy… he’s got atleast 30 different profiles, provides no logic, and has a disturbing tendency to obsess over Pens players’ “thickness”, as he puts it. He’s the worst troll on here.

    • mikep363839 - May 26, 2013 at 12:22 PM

      Your wife is strong asswipe

    • rsmaggiemae - Jun 1, 2013 at 1:51 AM

      I hope the Penguins dont win the cup not that I dont like the players but I dont want Iginla to have the cup after what he did to Boston, he did not keep his word to any of the teams that he put on his list if Pittsburgh was the the only team he wanted to play for then only list them.. not 4-5 other teams…. dont say you will go to Boston and the whole deal is set up and then the GM from Boston learns from his kids that Iginla is going to Pittsburgh… Iginla should be ashamed of himself… he cant seem to keep his word..
      I am not from Boston either…..
      I just think its really a shame what Iginla did and I hope he gets the boo’s in Boston…
      He does not seem trustworthy to me

  3. colossal87 - May 26, 2013 at 10:57 AM

    asshat? ok mark madden. relax brah and take a deep breath. you are an embarassment to the franchise orginization. PITTSBURGH STRONG

    • drewzducks - May 26, 2013 at 11:07 AM

      That comment is about as funny as the state of the steel industry. Irrelevant, just like your outdated little town.

    • jcmeyer10 - May 26, 2013 at 11:09 AM

      Pretty sure you’re the embarrassment and he’s the one looking like a decent guy.

    • tdrusher225 - May 26, 2013 at 11:26 AM

      All Penguins fans are embarrassed to be associated with you.

  4. cavafox - May 26, 2013 at 10:57 AM

    As a pens fan, I shake my head at that comment.

  5. pastabelly - May 26, 2013 at 11:07 AM

    Too bad the Bs are losing a 1st round pick for Jagr, but they needed to make a move with Kelly and Peverly not producing. Jagr must be happy to face someone other than Lundqvist.

  6. govtminion - May 26, 2013 at 11:20 AM

    All things considered, with the level of play Jagr has been giving- >30 second shifts, gassed at the end of every period, zero goals- I’d say Dallas won this trade pretty nicely!

    • phillyphanatic77 - May 26, 2013 at 11:37 AM

      But it’s not like Jagr hasn’t had chances. He’s been robbed several times (especially by Lundqvist). I think he and Seguin have a chance to breakout against a Pens team that cares far less about defense than the Rangers.

      • steeltownpride87 - May 26, 2013 at 12:53 PM

        It isnt that they care less . They just how 30 times the firepower that the Rangers have . So its a wash . Rangers need to win one nothing games . Penguins dont .

      • phillyphanatic77 - May 26, 2013 at 1:26 PM

        The Rangers entire scheme hinges on team defense and shot blocking. Tortorella has a penchant for attempting to turn former stars into Selke winners in the name of his system. The Pens have always attempted to outscore opponents. It’s not that they entirely dismiss defense, it’s just they don’t rely on it, like you said. But I don’t think there’s any question that NY cares more about play in their own zone. It’s their whole system. The Pens don’t seem to mind giving up 4 as long as they score 5.

    • hockeyflow33 - May 26, 2013 at 1:34 PM

      You do know that Jagr gets double and triple teamed every time he has possession of the puck and opens things up for Marchand and Bergeron right?

      • tdrusher225 - May 26, 2013 at 1:42 PM

        Sure, but you need results at some point. Bergeron and Marchand haven’t scored 5 on 5 since Game 1. I agree with the idea, but if it’s not going in the net it’s hard to continue to stick with it.

      • tdrusher225 - May 26, 2013 at 1:46 PM

        *Game 2

  7. 8man - May 26, 2013 at 11:23 AM

    Seems like a steep price considering there isn’t a trophy associated with the deal. I think for this trade to have equal value, Jagr is going to have to produce enough to get the Bs into the finals. Otherwise, it may have been too much to surrender.

    C’mon Jaromir, show us all that you still have something left in the tank!

  8. colossal87 - May 26, 2013 at 12:33 PM

    the city of boston is soft.

    • drewzducks - May 26, 2013 at 12:40 PM

      Soft sounds like something you’re an expert on. Whammy!

    • bagelgnana - May 26, 2013 at 1:12 PM

      As a Bruins fan, I have much respect for the Pens, for this fan, I see boring and lonely. If you find a life, use it, the one you have is rancid.

    • l3al3iec - May 26, 2013 at 2:25 PM

      You’re soft. Hide behind a computer n make untrue statements that no will agree with. I respect Pittsburgh but will never respect you as a person. “Boston Strong”

  9. colossal87 - May 26, 2013 at 12:49 PM

    Errah errah, Baston is weaker than their marathon security

    • bagelgnana - May 26, 2013 at 1:19 PM

      Another loser with a keyboard in his parents basement. Your mother wishes your father pulled out.

    • l3al3iec - May 26, 2013 at 2:27 PM

      Do you have a brain? Comments like that make u loom sad

      • l3al3iec - May 26, 2013 at 2:28 PM


  10. President Charles Logan - May 26, 2013 at 1:32 PM

    This series is going 7 games, Boston are scary right now , they can win this series.

  11. pepper2011 - May 26, 2013 at 2:53 PM

    The emergence of Krug and bartkowski helps the B’s. it gives them a little more quickness and skating ability against the pens forwards. Bruins in 6, cause if it goes 7 I feel a lot less confident for their chances. B’s center depth and defense will win this series. Bergeron, krejci, Kelly and Campbell best group depth of defensive centers in the league. They need to be even better. It will be a great series!

  12. colossal87 - May 26, 2013 at 6:33 PM

    your the commies who hide terrorists in boats. PITTSBURGH STRONG

    • mattryannolan - May 26, 2013 at 6:46 PM

      You look really sad coming back 4 hours after the last comment to continue to troll. No one cares man. I guess you get some sick pleasure from people telling you how terrible of a person you are. Don’t get me wrong… I hate you and you aren’t funny in the slightest and really sad this is how you get your sick kicks but hey you’re a big man for saying all this on the internet.

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