The reason this is a discussion now is because Jagr has stated he wants to come back. And as Flyer fans, we would love to have him. So, what is stopping us? Well, there are a lot of issues with our cap right now. IMO - we have to sign Carle, we have given Coburn a raise and JVR and Schenn get significant bumps. So, unless there is a huge cap increase, I can't see where the money is coming from to sign Jagr. We don't even have enough to sign Carle, etc.
Scott Hartnell ($4.200m) / Claude Giroux ($3.750m) / Brayden Schenn ($3.110m)
Matt Read ($0.900m) /Daniel Briere ($6.500m) / Jakub Voracek ($3.250m)
James Van Riemsdyk ($4.250m) / Sean Couturier ($1.375m) / Wayne Simmonds ($1.750m)
Tom Sestito ($0.550m) / Maxime Talbot ($1.750m) / Zac Rinaldo ($0.544m)
Matt Carle ($4.000m) / Chris Pronger ($4.921m)
Braydon Coburn ($4.500m) / Kimmo Timonen ($6.333m)
Andrej Meszaros ($4.000m) / Erik Gustafsson ($0.900m)
Andreas Lilja ($0.737m)
GOALTENDERS Ilya Bryzgalov ($5.666m) / Sergei Bobrovsky ($1.750m)
CAPGEEK.COM TOTALS (follow @capgeek on Twitter)
(these totals are compiled without the bonus cushion)
SALARY CAP: $64,300,000; CAP PAYROLL: $64,738,873; BONUSES: $3,555,000
CAP SPACE (21-man roster): -$438,873
uh wow, didnt really know about who get how much, im rating according to this season performance...
Hartnell easily earns his money, G should get more, Bryzgalov - no comment, Briere - imo way overpayed, why?, Voracek same money as jagr , JVR - .. ?? Couts will get more soon
Jagr is close to 40 and he probably won't be counted on playing more than 60 games ever again which is a factor in the equation.
He has exceeded expectations this year and has been a positive locker room presence in general which counts as well.
So anything between 2.5 and 3M would be appropriate in my opinion. Maybe think about a lower fixed salary plus bonus depending on games played.
There is no need to rush it now. Jagr won't sign anything before April or May anyway. They should know about Pronger by then.