I wouldn't be okay with signing Jagr for any more than $2M. And even that I still feel iffy about. Sure, he's still got this skill and the talent. Your real concerns should be, does he still have the stamina? He's 39 and 3-years removed from an 82-game season. 8th in the KHL in scoring, on the top-scoring team. 2 goals in 14 playoff games, 9 points. I think he's too old to grind it out for 82+ games in the NHL anymore.
I'd keep Prust with Boyle. If anything, if Prospal is resigned or Hagelin/Grachev are ready, I'd put them on that line. Stepan-Jagr would be a must because as of now Stepan is our only legitimate playmaker. If Richards is signed, he'll be our number one, but he'd most likely lay top line. Leaving Stepan to play with Jagr, if signed.
Boyle is overrated.
Having Prust and his drive to the net type of style would open the ice up for guys like Step and Jagr to be more creative with the puck.
I'm of the camp that loved the chemistry that Dubi--AA--Cally showed before being broken up by Torts to spread the wealth.
Why not? callahan would play on 3rd where he belongs.
Why does he belong there? He was on pace for 30 goals and 60+ points last season. He's one of our best forecheckers, best backcheckers, and is quite responsible defensively... He's a forward you want to have somewhere in your top 6 logging ample playing time.
In 2006 he had 54 goals and 123 Pts. That was 5 years ago.
The following season he had 30 goals and 96 Pts with a reconstructed shoulder.
That was in 2006-07. 4 years ago.
Just 3 years ago he still led the team in scoring and was a complete beast in the playoffs being the leading scorer (15 Pts in 10 games) through 2 rounds, he even outplayed Malkin and Crosby in their series against each other.