Jagr to Dallas

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Anyone feeling bereaved?
The money Bob Gainey’s new/old team threw at Jaromir Jagr is absurd: $4.5 million – $1.2 million more than he was making in Philadelphia.
Puck Daddy says 20 teams were in the hunt for a 40-year-old future HoFer who faded late in his Flyers’ season and in the playoffs.

Would it have been nice to see Jagr on a line with his Kladno homeboy Tomas Plekanec?

Absolutely.

But not at that money.

Jagr is said to be a great teammate with an attitude and work ethic that are an inspiration to younger players.

Again, though, that’s a lot of scratch for a father figure.

And the Stars also signed 40-year-old Ray Whitney on Canada Day.

Hey, it worked for the Boston Celtics …

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