He showed glimpses of great player late last season and he even made Jagr a better player with his hard work and passing skills.
Man at times last season Hossa, Nylander and Jagr looked positively UNSTOPPABLE. He hung right in there with the posession game.
Must? Hossa is a MUST? Yes, he looked great for 11 games. How did he look in the prior 50? How has he looked in all of the prior years of his career?
And now Hossa made Jagr a better player? Now I heard everything. Hossa was nothing on any line, with anybody, until he played with Jagr. Jagr NEEDS Hossa about as much as a fish needs a bicycle.
For the record, when Prucha got a chance to play with Jagr on the same line, he looked every bit as good. The difference between the two? Prucha still manages to put pucks into the net when he is seperated from Jagr.
Trading him, dropping him now would be a big mistake. He would surely go to another team and breakout into a quasi superstar