According to ESPN's Pierre LeBrun, the Dallas Stars have continued their offseason roster overhaul by landing a legendary veteran:
Hearing that Jaromir Jagr has agreed to one-year, $4.5-million deal with the Dallas Stars— Pierre LeBrun (@Real_ESPNLeBrun) July 3, 2012
Jagr, a long-time All-Star with the Pittsburgh Penguins, returned to the NHL in 2011 and signed with the Philadelphia Flyers, posting strong numbers (19 goals, 54 points) in his comeback. His agent publicly announced that Jagr refused offers from Montreal and Boston on Monday, citing a desire to play in a "Top-6 forward role" and in a city that isn't too tough on the players, according to CSNNE:
But according to a source with knowledge of the proceedings, Jagr isn’t interested in playing for the Bruins or Montreal Canadiens as he seeks a new home among the "21 suitors" his agent claims have reached out for the Czech legend’s services.
SB Nation's own Brandon Worley of Defending Big D summed up the potential move as a potential positive in terms of immediate goal scoring and local interest, but within reason:
"I'm not particularly put off by the notion of signing Jagr, only if his presence this season does not hinder the progress and opportunities of the young players on the roster. The Stars need to be competitive and sell tickets, however, and this would be a very big part of that process."
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