Looking back 7 years/Jaromir Jagr appreciation
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12-23-2011, 02:39 PM
Join Date: Aug 2009
Location: Fleming Island, Fl
Originally Posted by
Bleed Ranger Blue
And the 3 seasons he played for the Rangers? 123,96,71.
You want to use the small sample sizes of the 2008 playoffs and 29 games with the Flyers? Fine. All it does is reinforce the narrative that he turns it on only when he wants to.
We can argue about the benefits of Jagr to the organization from 2005-2008, but anyone advocating giving him a multi-year deal that made him the highest paid player on the team at the end of the 2008 season needs to have their head examined....especially considering where the team is today.
And you're ignoring his playoff numbers - 1, 10, 15 in those 3 years and ignoring the fact scoring was down league-wide each year after his 123 points. In 2007-8, only two players had over 100 points.
Regardless, if you were Jagr and the Rangers were paying Blomez 7.375 million, Redden 6.5 million and Drury 7+ million - what would YOU have asked for? Between those three and Lundqvist, the team was already 32+ million in the hole against the cap. Once the team signed the dynamite duo, the chances of re-signing Jagr were about zero. Hard to blame HIM for this one.
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