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07-05-2012, 02:56 PM
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Originally Posted by Vandalay Industries View Post
Jagr is not healthy. He's closing in on 41 and does not have enough left in the tank to be a first line player in the NHL.

Play him few minutes and save him for the PP. That is clearly his main asset, and when the team is on the PP it doesn't matter that the guy doesn't play any defense whatsoever.
That's perfectly fine. We can dress a forward prospect each game and let him take normal 4th line minutes plus a handful of Jagr's ES shifts (when the game situation allows).

This gives the prospect more minutes than they'd get playing 4th line only, let's them have some quality top line time without all of the pressure, and also let's Jagr save himself for the PP and bigger moments in the game.

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