NHL Rumors: Jaromir Jagr to Edmonton Oilers


Where will 45-year-old legend Jaromir Jagr play next season? This is the question on our minds after the Florida Panthers cut ties with him abruptly.

Jonathan Willis believes that Jagr is a solid short term option for the Edmonton Oilers.

Jagr is probably a better bet than either to produce next season. Even at age 45, he’s coming off a 46-point campaign; he had eight power play goals a year ago and his 1.75 points/hour at 5-on-5 would have made him a top-six forward for Edmonton last year. Six years into his NHL return and his teams have always outshot and outscored the opposition with him on the ice at even-strength. There are also undoubtedly intangible benefits to having a legend and fitness freak like Jagr around the team, to say nothing of the general benefits of forcing Slepyshev and Puljujarvi to earn their spots on the roster.

Jagr playing on a line with Connor McDavid is intriguing. Let's hope Jagr finds a new team in the NHL soon.
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