I think both teams got what they needed. The Bruins needed scoring, so Jagr makes sense. They still pursued Morrow and Iginla first, though, so Jags is kinda like the moody, enigmatic, formerly be-mulleted consolation prize.
I don't think that is fair to say. They sure did pursue Iginla hard but there have been rumors for a few days that the Bruins were after Jagr too. It just wasn't as publicized as the Iginla one.
It would be stupid to pretend that the Bruins didn't really want Iginla in the first place, but that shouldn't rule out the possibility of Boston pursing Jagr just as hard behind the scenes.
Anyway, should be a fun playoffs. Hopefully we meet in the Conference Finals and both teams get healthy. NHL isn't the NHL without Crosby.
Like I said, rhetoric...
I have no doubt they were interested in him, but they had a deal in place for Iggy. I'm not putting Jagr down at all, btw, I've said I think he's the better offensive player right now. You guys are getting a hell of a player. I just think, if you had Chia hooked up to some truth serum, he'd say Iginla was his first choice. I'm just basing this off nothing more than the fact that he made a trade for him plus all of the tweets I've read.