BLOG: Out With The Old, In With The Jagr?
By Lesley Van Arsdall
So, with Mike Richards and Jeff Carter gone,the Flyers were going to need some help in the scoring department.
Today they got it, in the form of Jaromir Jagr. He is 39 years old, but is also 9th all-time on the NHL’s points list.
The Flyers signed him to a one-year deal worth $3.3 million (That’s reportedly what they were offering Ville Leino, who got a better offer from Buffalo.)
Only thing that worries me, he hasn’t played in the NHL since 2008 and Jagr will be 40 in February.
Is it just me, or did the team say they wanted youth? I guess they are hoping Jagr’s drinking form the fountain of youth.
The Flyers did sign Max Talbot from the Penguins, a good deal at five years for $9 million. Talbot is good at face-offs, where the Flyers need some help with the absence of Carter and Richards.