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Bruins Should Try to Sign Jaromir Jagr

PHILADELPHIA, PA - MAY 08: Jaromir Jagr #68 of the Philadelphia Flyers pauses following a 3-1 defeat against the New Jersey Devils in Game Five of the Eastern Conference Semifinals during the 2012 NHL Stanley Cup Playoffs at Wells Fargo Center on May 8, 2012 in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania. The Devils defeated the Flyers 3-1 to win the series four games to one. (Photo by Bruce Bennett/Getty Images)

After not playing an NHL game since the 07-08 season, Jaromir Jagr joined the Flyers to make another run at the Stanley Cup. Potting 19 goals and adding 35 assists, Jagr showed that he can still play at a high level and is working hard to stay at that level. Of his 19 goals, eight of them came on the man advantage, showing that he’s a guy who can score and looking to contend for a cup and probably looking for a one-year deal that wont break any teams bank.

Is there a more perfect place than Boston for him?

Jagr is a right winger looking for a home, and the Bruins’ top line could have an opening if Nathan Horton still isn’t himself after concussion problems. Jagr is a native of the Czech Republic just like David Krejci, who plays center on that line that could need a winger. Krejci also was a big time fan of Jagr growing up, and that could take his game to another level while playing next to his boyhood idol.

The Bruins are still linked to the Rick Nash and Bobby Ryan trade talks, but the cost for those players might be too high and their styles might not mesh with the Bruins locker room, which could really use a strong living legend veteran presence like Jagr. Imagine what Tyler Seguin could learn from this guy.

Jagr could very easily help the Bruins power play and help get them deep into the playoffs again but help them down the line with mentoring a guy like Seguin, who is on the cusp of blossoming into an NHL star.

With the recent trade of Benoit Pouliot, there is now another open spot for a forward, there are only a handful of teams that are legit contenders for a cup next year and in need of a veteran scorer. If the price is right, and with the amount of cap space the Bruins have, Jagr could be one of the missing pieces to hoisting the cup again.

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