Jaromir Jagr had a decent 2013 NHL season for both the Dallas Stars and the Boston Bruins (16g,19a). While he did not register a goal in the playoffs, he played well on a line with Brad Marchand and Patrice Bergeron. A report on TSN said that three teams are looking to sign Jagr. A report has him talking to Montreal, but it is speculated that it was a one-way conversation.
Three teams that could be a fit and three teams that aren’t:
Carolina: The Hurricanes need offense and failed to sign a player so far that can jump in to the top 2 lines and produce. Even with their first round pick they selected a player, Elias Lindholm, who may not arrive in the NHL for 2 more years. They have the cap space and the need.
Florida: Florida needs players and has the cap space to sign Jagr as well as a few other UFAs. Jagr would easily slide into the top 3.
Islanders: The Isles need to add salary to get back up to the floor and Jagr would be a great fit with the speedy young Islanders. He’d bring a veteran presence to the team and be a huge asset on the power play.
Philadelphia: Jagr played well with the Flyers and helped Giroux play his best, but with the Flyers over the cap, there is no way they can bring back Jagr. They also felt burned when he signed with Dallas last season.
Pittsburgh: Pens fans want the storybook ending where Jagr comes back to the team that drafted him and won two cups and helps Crosby win a second, but with the pens above the cap the chances are slim.
Boston: The Bruins signed Igilna and still need to lock-up Rask. While he fit in well with the Bruins, the odds of Jagr coming back are minimal.