Tuesday, April 2, 2013
Bruins Reportedly Trade for Jaromir Jagr
Hopefully this isn't another Jarome Iginla scenario, but for the time being, the Bruins have reportedly completed a trade that would put Jaromir Jagr in Boston.
Multiple sources, including ESPN's Pierre LeBrun and the Dallas Morning News' reporter Mike Heika, have said the deal is completed, pending the approval of the league. The deal seems to be similar to Iginla's, with the Bruins sending two prospects along with a conditional draft pick based on if Jagr is re-signed for next season.
As with the Iginla deal, we will be monitoring this very closely to make sure all the details are correct and that everyone dots their i's and crosses their t's. But, as it would have been with Iginla, it will be great for the B's to add a veteran presence like Jagr, who has the ability, even at age 41, to make everyone around him on the ice a better player.
UPDATE: The deal is rumored to involved Lane Macdermid and Cody Payne as the two Bruins prospects going to Dallas, and the draft pick will be a conditional second-round pick.
UPDATE: The deal is official. Jagr will join the team on Wednesday. As to where he'll fit in, that remains to be seen. Patrice Bergeron went down with an apparent head injury on Tuesday night against the Senators, so with more line jumbling on the way, Jagr's role could vary greatly.