Jaromir Jagr has been traded to the Boston Bruins, because the Dallas Stars are in sell mode, and the B’s needed a little help up front.
Jaromir Jagr to Boston. I’m hearing two prospects and a draft pick.
— Mike Heika (@MikeHeika) April 2, 2013
Don’t know what for, but should mention Czech media was out in front of this one…@jedli in particular
— Elliotte Friedman (@FriedgeHNIC) April 2, 2013
Again, Jagr deal _ for two prospects and a pick _ still pending trade call with league
— Pierre LeBrun (@Real_ESPNLeBrun) April 2, 2013
So there you have it.
The Bruins are more or less league average in goals-per-game, which doesn’t exactly cut it when your goal is a Stanley Cup. Though they’ve done it before, they’re one of the few teams with a legit shot at the big prize who don’t have a Crosby/Malkin, Datsyuk/Zetterberg, Kane/Toews, etc. type of threat on their top line. I think Seguin can come close, but Lucic hasn’t been scoring at the rate they need, and Jagr will simply give them another option.
At the very least, it’s an answer to the Penguins’ Iginla move. STOP THE PENS, JAROMIR! (Don’t actually, they’re really fun to watch.)
More reaction when we find out just what the Bruins had to part with to get this done.
Still time for Pittsburgh to steal him! RT @real_espnlebrun Hearing the trade call on Jagr could still be an hour away
— Brian Hedger (@BrianHedger) April 2, 2013