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06-29-2011, 02:19 PM
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Originally Posted by pld459666 View Post
The season starts and Jagr is hot.

As the season winds down and the physical wear and tear takes it's toll on his old arse, he will fade.

Favorites after adding a 39 year old player that hasn't played in the NHL for 3 years?

I'm not buying it.

Except Jagr won't be playing first line minutes. He would be on the second line (Wolski-Stepan-Jagr)... a second line that will play no more than the third line (Zuccarello-Anisimov-Callahan). Plus the fourth line of Hagelin-Boyle-Prust will get significant minutes.

First line: 20 minutes
Second line: 15 minutes
Third line: 15 minutes
Fourth line: 10 minutes

I definitely think Jagr can last into the end of the season if he plays only 15 minutes a game. Let's keep in mind that this time around he won't be playing in the All Star game, as he always has in the NHL and the KHL. That will be an extra break for him.

Worst case, we sit Jagr every now and then in March and move Callahan back to the top-6. Still not bad if Jagr gets only $2 a year.

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