Does An Extension For Jaromir Jagr Make Sense For Dallas Stars?

By Jonathan Katje
Dallas Stars Jaromir Jagr
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As the Dallas Stars continue to try and figure out whether they are a postseason contender or not, an interesting idea has begun to surface. While Jaromir Jagr’s name came up as a potential trade piece earlier this season (and still does), it is also possible that the Stars may try and work out an extension with the skilled veteran winger. Jagr has been a solid addition this season, and could be a valuable piece for the Stars moving forward. If they aren’t able to get a major piece in return for trading him this season, investing some of the cap space they cleared up by moving Brenden Morrow to the Pittsburgh Penguins makes sense.

Jagr has been one of the Stars’ best performers all season, and has definitely been their best player in March. He has eight goals and 11 points in the season’s third month, and has a goal in each of the Stars’ past four games. While his recent deals have been of the one-year variety, he seems to like playing in Dallas and might consider staying there to finish his career. His next assist will be a milestone, as it will be the 1000th of his career – and barring a catastrophe it will happen while he’s wearing a Stars uniform. Jagr has accomplished many things during his career and doesn’t seem like the kind of player who wants to tarnish his legacy by staying around when he cant be productive.

With 25 points in 31 games, Jagr has shown the ability to still be a nearly point-per-game player, something a rebuilding Stars team could definitely use. Dallas could also lose Derek Roy and Eric Nystrom as unrestricted free agents, and Tomas Vincour, Jordie Benn and Richard Bachman are among their restricted free agents.

Jonathan Katje is an NHL senior writer for Rant Sports. Follow him on Twitter @JKatje or add him to you network on Google.

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