The wait is finally over. Jaromir Jagr, who was traded half way through last season from the Dallas Stars to the Boston Bruins has finally made up his mind on where he will be playing next season. Jagr returned to the NHL two years ago with the Philadelphia Flyers, stabbing Penguins fans everywhere in the heart, he left Philly for Dallas the following season. When things weren’t working out in Dallas the way everyone had hoped, Jagr was moved to Boston in pursuit of a Stanley Cup. Boston made their way to the Stanley Cup Finals, but fell short as the Chicago Blackhawks ended the crazy 2012-2013 season triumphant over the Boston Bruins and the rest of the NHL.
Jagr put up 16 goals and 19 assists last season in his time in both Dallas and Boston. He played in 45 games but, Jagr is now 41 years old, and will be stepping in to help fill the huge empty space left by Ilya Kovalchuk. Jagr won’t be able to do it all himself, but if the Devils are able to sign Damien Brunner, who has been rumored to be talking pretty seriously with the Devils, they may be able to make up for a good chunk of what Kovalchuk would be producing by himself. No details on the Jagr deal will be released until tomorrow, but it is certain where the veteran has landed, and for now, I think that’s quite enough for me. All of the Jagr news I can handle in one day. But, if you’re still begging for more salutes and more awesome facial hair, watch this highlight video and raise your glasses and lets pound those Jagr bombs New Jersey!