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

Discussion in 'Trade Rumors and Free Agent Talk' started by GeorgeLeafer12, Apr 11, 2018.

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

Poll closed Jul 20, 2018.
  1. Yes

    27.0%
  2. No

    73.0%
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  1. go4hockey

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    Please let a team in the Pacific sign him (just not in LA). Had a great career but he has nothing left for the nhl.
     
  2. TorontoTrades

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    A true legend but father time is undefeated.

    Unfortunately I think Jagrs NHL days are over.
     
  3. Skobel24

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    Hes done as a player. Would love to bring him back in a different role, working with the younger players.
     
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    Philadelphia Ducks Win it for Ed

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    he's done, no one should.
     
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    I would have loved to keep Jagr here with the Flames all year had he been 100% healthy. Our bottom six was brutal at offense, and really could have used him. He looked great in his short time with Bennett and Janko.

    But that was like a handful of games that he looked great and the rest of the season he just couldn't stay healthy, and he's just not the same player when playing hurt.

    So the question in the OP and the poll question are very different. If he was 100% he's absolutely still an NHL player. But no, he isn't going to be 100% healthy and no team should sign him based on that.
     
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    I could see him being used as a PP specialist at this point, but he's too slow for 5v5.
     
  7. danielpalfredsson

    danielpalfredsson is too old for sens drama

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    Mason Raymond should sacrifice his lower body to Jaromir Jagr in a controversial 40 hour surgery that would swap both men's legs.
     
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    When 100% healthy? Sure. But this seems a bit disingenuous, as he's probably not 100% healthy for any reasonable amount of time anymore.
     
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    Watching the Knights Kings playoff game right now. That would be big no for Vegas to sign him...this game is way too fast for him and you wouldn't waste a bench spot just as a PP guy
     
  10. GongShowWilly

    GongShowWilly Go Leafs Go

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    Jagr you were one of the greats , please call it a day
     
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    I'm going to end this topic right here right now. Never happening. Not only because of his age but people forget 15 years ago Jagr ****ed Washington over. They made him the highest paid player in the NHL and in return we got half *** play and a prima donna attitude. Who was the GM for Caps. Vegas GM George McPhee. You can see where i'm going with this.
     
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    His hockey IQ and his hands are still there. But his body is fragile & his legs are gone.
     
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    Vegas is so fast is that when the line Jagr was on hit the ice their shift would end and they would come back to the bench before Jagr could get over the boards to start the shift
     
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    The game has shifted away from his lack of speed unfortunatley
     
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    i disagree. a year off to get fully healthy/train could be better than anything for him.

    after all, is there really much of a difference between 46 and 47?
     
  16. DudeWhereIsMakar

    DudeWhereIsMakar Originator of the username

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    I'd like to see him on either a new team or Pittsburgh if he decides to end it.
     
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    Yes, he's not getting any faster.

    No good team should have a spot for him in the top6 and make someone carry him.
     
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    Or kasperi kapanen aka mason raymond 2018
     
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    I think the clock has finally struck midnight on Jagr. He had an extraordinary career, but father time is undefeated. Jagr is pushing 50 - at this point, he will never be better at hockey than he is now. It's all downhill and every gm knows it.
     
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    Problem with Jagr is you need to carve out a very specific role for him in your line-up for him to be effective.

    At his age and declining speed, I don't think he's good enough anymore to have to gameplan an entire line-up partly around him.
     
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    He's not coming back lol.
     
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    Pretty sure Chelios is STILL playing for the Atlanta Thrashers, just no one told him the team moved to Winnipeg.
     
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    I saw him practicing in Phillips Arena, when I went to Atlanta for a summer vacation.
     
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    About the only role I can see him filling at this point is PP specialist for a lousy team...which doesn't sound fun for any party involved.
     
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    He could still assume a role as a bottom-6 winger with limited icetime and PP2 time on a team that can cover up for his lack of skating and be a role model for the younger players. I'm not convinced Jagr would settle for that type of job at close to league minimum salary though.
     

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