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07-08-2012, 12:26 AM
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Originally Posted by Libertine View Post
Is he a top 5 player? What if he had a career year at 24 like Richards and Carter?

Holmgren himself said that Jagr grew impatient of waiting around while Holmgren had offers on the table for Parise. It sounded like he was willing to sign Jagr, but he was Plan B.

That's a fair point. He could be happy about that, but the list of players that wanted to be here and no longer aren't is growing longer.
He was certainly a top five player last year-- again, something Richards, Carter, Gagne, and JVR never were.

So, naturally, if Giroux maintains his status as one of the elite players in the game, he will be a Flyer as long as he wants to be. If last season was a career year, then so be it. It's up to Giroux to maintain a high level of play, not Holmgren.

And Jagr should never have been a priority-- with a talent like Parise on the market, it's worth the risk. Let's drop the Jagr thing because I think we both know Giroux isnt angry at Holmgren for not making him priority #1 on July 1st. Whether you are mad at Holmgren for it is your call-- but dont try to play it off like Giroux should be also. Giroux doesnt need Jagr to be successful.

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