WWYDW: Time For Some Jagr-bombs?

Coming into the free agency period this past weekend, Jets fans and media might have expected a signing or two, but – with apologies to Steve Mason and Dmitry Kulikov – none of them were going to be “big names” that would set the hockey world on fire.

And then future Hall Of Fame and current unrestricted free agent forward Jaromir Jagr tweeted this:

That can’t be right can it? One of the greatest ever to play the game and a still very productive forward in what I believe is his 347th NHL season not even getting a single call from any NHL club?

It’s hard to believe this hasn’t attracted a lot more attention in the market:

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It might have been a bit of an exaggeration on his part, surely at this point a general manager has kicked some tires on the legend, but his tweet set many hockey fans into a tizzy as Jagr suddenly shot up to the top of many a fan’s free agent wish list.

Jets fans were no exception, but… Jagr? In a Jets jersey for the 2017-18 season? Seems like a preposterous idea, right?

To put it simply: Yes. It is. Very preposterous. Even if Jagr himself was ready to brave Winnipeg in February, would the Jets be interested in forking out the money needed or have room for him on the roster? Surely the Jets are set at forward, right?

Maybe not. Tuesday afternoon we found out through TSN insider Daren Dreger that the Jets may still be looking for another forward:

What Would You Do JetsNation?

If Jagr was interested, would you offer him a contract? What would be the terms of that deal? Who would you have him play with?

Or at the age of 45, are you walking away from Jagr and looking for forward help elsewhere?

Let us know what you think in the comments below, @ reply us on our Twitter page or leave us reply on our Facebook page.

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  • Loud_voices

    I think any team would benefit from having a player like Jagr on the team. Because of the age i would probably offer him 3.5 – 4 mill for 1 year. Seeing him in Calgary playing with Johnny & mony would be cool, but it’s hard to say how he would fit with the team.

    • LAKID

      Jagr isn’t going to calgary. Jagr has pride and wants to play for a playoff team. The flames have no goaltending, offence is WEAK and they blew all their cap on defence. Defence looks good on paper but in the west they will be chasing a wild card spot.

  • Gorfad

    Go with 2.5 or 3mil with maybe an additional 1-2 bonus based on games played (I think that is what Florida did last season). Jagr would be a great influence on the young-uns (as he was in Florida), plus then when he goes in the hall of fame we can say he was a Jet 😉

  • Travis

    Pay no attention to his age. Don’t be dazzled by his pedigree. Just think of him as another veteran 15-20 goal scorer, and if you can get him to sign for 1-2 years at 2-3mil, or other great deal, then go for it. Apparently everyone else is too scared off by his age to that he still has solid value, so if you can get him for cheap, and stick him on the 3rd line, by all means, I’d love to see him here.

  • canesfan98

    Sign Jagr to 1 year at 3.4 million, then stick him with Kyle Connor and Mathieu Perrault bring Pétan up to the top 6 and run 3 scoring lines. Leave Ros with Moose