Speculation: Should/Could VGK go after Jagr this summer? - or should anyone go for Jagr?

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Do you think Jaromir Jagr is still good enough to play in the NHL, when 100% healthy?

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  1. Yes

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  2. No

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  1. GeorgeLeafer12

    GeorgeLeafer12 God King Horus

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    In a recent NY Times interview Jaromir Jagr said that, he isn't ready to retire yet
    and he'd wish to play in the NHL.

    "I don't want to retire yet. I can always play here," he said.
    "My plan is just to get healthy first and then see how far I can go."

    "I would be more happy if I was in the NHL now, but as a second option, this is the place I want to be," Jagr told The Times. "I got an opportunity and for whatever reason I didn't play my best and I got injured."
    "I'm kind of practicing on my own slowly," Jagr said. "I want to get completely healthy and then see what happens

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    Jagr played great for Panthers&Gallant, Gerard knows him, knows what he can do
    when he is 100% healthy, in my mind Jagr would be great fit for a new organization
    great fit for their 2nd season, then maybe, when he decides to finally retire, he'd
    join Gallant's coaching staff.

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    He clearly has something left to prove, to himself and to hockey world
    he can still be effective when he is 100% healthy.

    Now, its not necessary Golden Knights be the who he should only join with,
    that's just one option, i bet Penguins fans would want him to wear
    Penguins jersey for the last time, i just think Gallant&Golden Knights
    would be the perfect fit, not the only one.
     
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    He looked pretty good in Calgary when he was healthy. Unfortunately he wasn’t healthy for long and at his age and with the NHL grind I can’t see him remaining healthy for a full season.
     
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    I think that's a fair assessment.

    Would a team be interested in him as a "part-time" player? Maybe not play back-to-backs, etc.
     
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    Jagr at his age can't afford a year like this.
    He was already carried in Florida on his last year and painfully slow.
     
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    He would be a good fit in the third or fourth line, if he signs with a team.
     
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    Wasn't 100% healthy in his last Panther season (even though he played 82 games),
    was about 40-50% healthy last season for Flames.

    Last time when he was 100% healthy: 27 goals, 66 points +23 (0.85 ppg)
    he was 44 at that time.

    At his age, 44 vs 46&47 means absolutely nothing, its all about
    is he healthy and does he have heart for the sport, for the latter...
    no doubts for there.
     
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    That's 3 years ago, 3 years at his age, the age certainly is a factor. No one plays the full season at 100% anyways.
    He was painfull to watch on his last year in Florida from day1. His hands had taken a massive decline and he was skating in mud, holding like crazy.

    If you want to have a good team wirmth fast style you shouldn't want him.
     
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    He didn't look "pretty good", unless you ignore anything but the offensive side of the game. Jagr was subpar in every area other than playing in the offensive zone and even there, I'd go with decent over pretty good.
     
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    Well, he's certainly better than Chris Chelios.
     
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    First of all he would need to get healthy - he got a concussion and (re)injured his knee shortly after coming back to Czechia. But honestly, I can't see it happening.
    Maybe someone who wants a vet to mentor the kids and have a Czech speaking player at the same time... Carolina for Necas? That's assuming Jagr's willing to play 4th line, sit out games and get payed 600k, and assuming you don't care that he's slow as hell and not going to get better.
    Really I'd only bring him back specifically if you want a mentor or an additional "coach on the ice".

    IMO he should just play in Extraliga. He'll get the minutes he craves and he can probably be a hero for some team there for another ten years, not just the ancient relic who doesn't know when it's over. And it pains me to type that but it is what it is.
     
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    Too slow even for a 4th line. Can he play goal?
     
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    Yes, for the Sabres.
     
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    At best he gets an invitation to training camp. It's upto him to prove he deserves a contract
     
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    The Casino's would love to have him there!!!
     
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    I have a feeling Vegas isn’t a good fit for Jagr. Just a hunch..and I’m not talking about the team.
     
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    I really don't see anyone giving Jagr a chance. Maybe a PTO, but I don't see him earning a spot.

    It's a game of speed now, and Jagr can't provide that anymore. It's really as simple as that.
     
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    Just what a team whose success has been fueled by speed, youth, and an ego-free locker room needs:

    A 46 year old diva who skates like a dump truck.
     
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    0 point in 10 playoffs games for Kladno in the Czech second league, I think it's over for him.

    Edit: I think he's just a player/coach because his average time on ice for those games is 4 seconds !
     
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    I wish he'd coach. I think he'd be an awesome Assistant.

    If Jagr dropped thirty pounds he could still play. Gordie was ripped at fifty, that's how he did it.
     
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    Yes. He's injured, but to be eligible for something else, he has to dress for the games. I can't remember exactly what it is, but he literally only dresses for the game but serves as a coach
     
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    Loved the chance to have him here, but it was just too much for him to stay healthy. Maybe if he has a full offseason he can come in better, but while I loved the mentorship aspect, the distraction of whether or not he was healthy to play every single game was a problem imo.
     
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    It's because of Kladno playing relegation/qualification games to possibly ascend to Extraliga. To be allowed to play in the qualification, Jagr had to play in a certain number of regular season games - which looked doable until another player smashed him head-first into the boards, to the point that they had to take Jagr to the hospital.
    After that hit he was a mess, but wanted to preserve the option to play if his medical state improved, hence those games where he played for 4-5 seconds and then coached from the bench. He says he'll only play if he feels healthy and if Kladno is doing badly in the qualification games - if he's not 100%, or if they're doing well without him then there's no point for him to get involved.
     
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    jagr is done
     
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    2 slow for the NHL
     
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