The Dallas Stars have already made a huge trade when they dealt away their long-time captain Brenden Morrow. The swirling winds of trade haven’t stopped blowing in Dallas since then with Jaromir Jagr‘s name being mentioned as a possible trade chip that the Stars could play in the next week leading up to the NHL Trading Deadline of April 3rd.
But moving Jagr may not be the Stars intent according to Pierre LeBrun of ESPN.com. LeBrun reports that a source informed ESPN that the Stars are interested in re-signing the 41-year old and could have an extension in place that would keep Jagr in Dallas. While a deal doesn’t appear to be close, LeBrun did confirm that the talks about an extension have begun between the Stars and Jagr’s agent, Petr Svoboda.
Jagr, who is set to become an unrestricted free agent this summer would bolster any lineup for the playoff run. Some believe the Stars have thrown in the towel for this year’s playoffs by the Morrow trade and that Jagr and Derek Roy could also be moved should the Stars decide to sell for assets this year.
But the talk that Jagr and the Stars are interested in exploring an extension that would keep him in Big D next season signifies that maybe Dallas can make the playoffs and may look at adding pieces at the deadline rather than selling off their soon to be UFAs.
So far we’ve heard that the Philadelphia Flyers and Boston Bruins were interested in Jagr but nothing more has come from those rumblings.
On the year Jagr has 14 goals and 11 assists for 25 points in 31 games. His career is surely to land him in the Hockey Hall of Fame with his 1,678 points in 1,377 career games.