Mar 29, 2013; Dallas, TX, USA; Dallas Stars right wing Jaromir Jagr (68) receives a standing ovation during the third period against the Minnesota Wild at the American Airlines Center. Jagr scores his 1,000 assist as the Stars defeated the Wild 5-3. Mandatory Credit: Jerome Miron-USA TODAY Sports

Jaromir Jagr traded to the Boston Bruins.


JIt looks like Peter Chiarelli got a big trade in under the deadline.  Sometime within the last hour, the Boston Bruins traded prospects are Lane MacDermid and Cody Payne to the Dallas Stars. In return, the Dallas Stars gave us future hall of famer Jaromir Jagr.

While it is very likely that Jagr will only have one or two seasons left in him, this is still a win-win for the Bruins. The veteran forward will be an asset in improving the special teams. The Bruins are currently twenty-fourth on the power play. Without Jagr, the Stars were last in power play work last season. With his addition, Jagr brought the Stars all the way up to eighteenth. He’s got 3:22 power play on-ice time average this season. That’s better than any Bruin currently in uniform.

Jaromir Jagr has been a solid producer for the Stars this season, with 12 goals and 14 assists on the season.  At 41, Jagr may not possess the athletic ability he had in his prime, his decades of experience on the ice to make up for it. In Jagr, the team gets a player that can slot in on one of the top two lines and perform, but brings another Recchi type veteran into the squad. I’m trying to see a down side here, but at the moment, I can’t. This does look like another piece of Chiarelli magic here.

I’m not the only one here.

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