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Jagr's agent reportedly contacts Red Wings

Posted on: June 16, 2011 3:29 pm
Edited on: June 20, 2011 1:35 pm
 

After the World Championships, we talked about the possibility of Jaromir Jagr returning to the NHL and listed some potential suitors. Well we missed on one: the Detroit Red Wings.

According to the Detroit News, Jagr's agent Petr Svoboda got in touch with the Wings to expresses Jagr's interest in signing there when free agency opens on July 1.

Jagr, 39, has been playing in the Kontinental Hockey League the last three seasons but is said to want to finish his career back in the NHL. Financial issues with his Avangard Omsk team also hasten a return to North America.

In addition to Detroit, old teams in the Penguins and Rangers as well as the Canadiens are also said to be on the short list.

At this point in his career, Jagr won't command a big salary, so it could be a nice risk/reward signing for some team. He did score 19 goals with 31 assists in 49 games in the KHL last season. Throw him onto a veteran team like Detroit and he might fit in nicely and be a missing piece of sorts.

Either way, it now looks like a sure thing Jagr will be back in the NHL. Now we'll just have to wait to find where along with the rest of the unrestricted free agents.

-- Brian Stubits

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Posted on: October 20, 2011 1:07 am
 

Jagr's agent reportedly contacts Red Wings

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Since: Mar 20, 2011
Posted on: June 18, 2011 1:07 pm
 

Jagr's agent reportedly contacts Red Wings

Id take Hudler ovr a brokedown Jagr anyday of the week and twice on Sunday. The days of a roaming sniper are over. Get younger, not older.



Since: Sep 6, 2006
Posted on: June 17, 2011 11:02 pm
 

Jagr's agent reportedly contacts Red Wings

   As a wings fan, i was thrilled with the signing of Modano last season, hoped that coming home would give him a final spark andlead us past the second round. It didnt work out. That is the fearwhen you bring in a guy like that, odviously nobody knew him better than Dallas, he was toast and in retrospect it was a bad signing.
  that said, Jagr on a third line with fellow europeans Hudler and Flippula is intriguing. We need to upgrade the defense more than anything, but if Jagr wants a cup badly enough to play at a reasonable salary, it might be worth looking into.



Since: Mar 23, 2010
Posted on: June 17, 2011 10:25 pm
 

Jagr's agent reportedly contacts Red Wings

what's all this about playing hard for 60 minutes a game?


I don't think I've ever seen a player play for 60 minutes in a game, let alone play HARD for 60 minutes.


He'd be a 3rd liner most likely getting like 12-15 minutes a game.  I think he can play hard for that.


There seems to be this consensus that Jagr should trade in his stick for a walker, but let's not forget, Lidstrom, Draper, Modano (yes it's in question as to whether or not they'll be returning, but a valid point none-the-less) are playing in old age and doing a fine job of it.  Sure it can be argued that Modano didn't do much but I'd imagine things would have been different had his obscure injury not occured.  Though he was only called upon twice in the playoffs (and probably SHOULD have been called upon again in game 7 vs San Jose), he put points on the board both times.


While the Wings need to be more focused on their DEF right now, I'd still welcome the opportunity to see an all time great like Jagr suit up in the winged wheel for a season or two to provide some veteran presence alongside the up-and-come
rs.  It's not like he'd command much in salary.  It couldn't hurt, but the potential to help is there.

I'm not crazy enough to think this would make or break the Wings, nor is it something anyone should be jumping up and down over, but it wouldn't be a bad move... and it's one that I'd personally welcome.    &nb
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Since: Apr 3, 2009
Posted on: June 17, 2011 9:56 pm
 

Jagr's agent reportedly contacts Red Wings

Im a big fan of Jagr so on one hand i would love to see him on my team but on the other i just don't think it would work. 



Since: Jun 15, 2008
Posted on: June 17, 2011 7:23 pm
 

Jagr's agent reportedly contacts Red Wings

What are you talking about???? If all the Detroit player's played hard for 60 minutes, every game, this seaseon, They would be the champions not Boston.......Every team has player's that don't show up for games at times....There is no team that has players that play hard for 60 minutes and every game. 



Since: Aug 25, 2008
Posted on: June 17, 2011 3:53 pm
 

Jagr's agent reportedly contacts Red Wings

Jagr doesn't fit the Red Wings style of play. Detroit likes players who'll play hard for 60 minutes EVERY game. I think he would fit in nicely in Montreal on a line with Plekanec and Cammalleri. I wish Montreal were as picky as Detroit (they wouldn't have traded for Gomez) but it's not the case... If Jagr joins the Habs, that means Kostitsyn would be brought down to the 3rd line. Kostitsyn playing on a grinding line would be interesting the say the least.



Since: Aug 25, 2008
Posted on: June 17, 2011 3:45 pm
 

Jagr's agent reportedly contacts Red Wings

Jagr doesn't fit the Red Wings style of play. Detroit likes players who'll play hard for 60 minutes EVERY game. I think he would fit in nicely in Montreal on a line with Plekanec and Cammalleri. I wish Montreal were as picky as Detroit (they wouldn't have traded for Gomez) but it's not the case... If Jagr joins the Habs, that means Kostitsyn would be brought down to the 3rd line. Kostitsyn playing on a grinding line would be interesting the say the least.


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