Wednesday, June 29, 2011

Jagr Set to Return!?!

1) Its been a badly kept secret that Jaromir Jagr desired to return to the NHL next season. There have been rumours swirling around the 39 year old Czech forward since the NHL season ended. However his destination was unknown until last night when Fauxrumors was told exclusively that the Jagr contingent was set to announce a deal in principal with the Detroit Red Wings. The deal will be for one season and 4 million. Hardly what JJ was making in his last NHL season or in Russia, but as a source tells us "its not about the money", its about JJ wanting to see if he is still on top of his game and he desired a chance to win (another) Cup.

2) He last played an NHL game for the NY Rangers in the 2007-2008 season compiling 25 goals and 71 points, before "retiring" to play in the KHL. There he has put up similar type numbers of near a point/game and appears to not have lost too much from his game. That said the level of competition in Russia is hardly the NHL and it remains to be seen if he can still do it back here after a 3 year hiatus. The fit in Detroit is perfect for Jagr. he won't be expected to be the team leader, and not even be the goto guy on the offense, but be expected to augment an already formidable lineup. Our prediction is Jagr will have 25 goals and 75 points and provide the Wings with another weapon. Good luck JJ!

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