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Bruins re-evaluating possibility of signing Jagr

Jul 4, 2013, 9:04 AM EDT

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Shortly after Boston lost to the Chicago Blackhawks in the Stanley Cup Final, Bruins GM Peter Chiarelli made it clear that the team wouldn’t re-sign 41-year-old forward Jaromir Jagr.

Then Nathan Horton announced his intentions to sign elsewhere and the Bruins were forced to adjust their plans.

“You know actually we have thought of circling back,” Chiarelli said, regarding the team’s position on Jagr, according to NESN. “We told him we were moving on so he may have moved on, also. It’s something that we may revisit. He’s on a list … of a bunch of guys.

“I’d like to go into this, when I talk about reconstructing the right side, maybe we can get some youth in there too in addition to an older guy. When I say older it’s relatively speaking. It’s just older than a youthful player. It could be old now. 28 is the old 32. It’s all relative.”

Jagr had two goals and nine points in 11 regular season games after the Bruins acquired him from the Dallas Stars. He also registered 10 assists in the playoffs, but wasn’t able to find the back of the net during the Bruins 22-game run. Of the Bruins skaters that participated in all 22 games, the only other one that failed to score even once was Shawn Thornton.

  1. dboldave - Jul 4, 2013 at 9:58 AM

    I hope he’s on the bottom of that list. I liked the idea of acquiring him for the playoff run but for a whole season? Not so sure I’d like to see that happen.

  2. s2mikey - Jul 4, 2013 at 11:20 AM

    I’d say he’s well past his sell by date. Maybe for spo payoff duty but even then, he looked slow and lumbering out there. Did make a few good plays and passes but tha ain’t worth signing someone that old. He’s tarnishing his legacy trying to milk it like this, IMO.

  3. tdrusher225 - Jul 4, 2013 at 12:07 PM

    Stupid idea. He doesn’t fit on this team in so many ways, and to think he’s going to hold up at his age for an entire 82 games + playoffs is idiotic. He was a rental and the Bruins should leave it at that.

  4. mustangmach - Jul 4, 2013 at 2:40 PM

    He’s a frigging waste of cap space. You want to know what was wrong with Seguin? Jagr going to the second line, that’s what’s wrong with Seguin. He saw an over-the-hill block of cement take his place, and contrary to his public face, it pizzzed Seg’s off, and I would be pizzzed, too.

    • spitfisher - Jul 4, 2013 at 3:30 PM

      So wrong on all accounts with your comment, sequin had plenty of opportunity on all lines during the season and playoffs. He had tremendous dry spells before jags showed up. At times I would watch the game in season and he would hardly be mentioned, or get into the play and make something happen. Great skater in the playoffs, but didn’t liked to be touched. Consequently he would get rid of a weak wrister or dump the puck to some out of position player so that he wouldn’t be touch. Jags on the other hand had gift like shifts of being in the right spot r tape to tape passes to teammates, lumbering yes, out of gas at times, my point is not to compare the two, but to say sequin was pissed, I have no tolerance for any 21 year old with apathy. Who does he think he is, a developing superstar?????

      You are being paid as one Tyler, so time to cowboy up either here or Dallas.

  5. giantssb42champs - Jul 4, 2013 at 5:33 PM

    I commend the B’s for their effort to go green. Recycling trash is the way to go.

  6. slysipops - Jul 4, 2013 at 7:23 PM

    maybe 10 years @ 30 mil ? ……………go for it !

  7. slysipops - Jul 4, 2013 at 7:25 PM

    oh and don’t forget the oxygen bottles at the bench !

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