(Pro Hockey Talk) – The Florida Panthers have made a big splash prior to Monday’s trade deadline, acquiring 43-year-old Jaromir Jagr from New Jersey in exchange for in exchange for a second-round draft pick in 2015 and a conditional third-round draft pick in 2016.
Jagr has scored 11 goals and 29 points in 57 games for the Devils this season, but recently complained about his lack of ice time and the club’s narrowing (virtually closed) window for making the playoffs. While there’s no guarantee he’ll get there with Florida, the Panthers do have a better shot — heading into tonight’s action they’re just two points back of Boston for the final wild card spot in the Eastern Conference.
Jaromir effin Jagr ladies and gentlemen. The Florida Panthers didn’t even exist when Jagr came into the league.
In all honesty though this is not a bad move for the Panthers, they have a ton of draft picks so losing a couple doesnt phase them. They pick up a legendary veteran, who can still put up points, to mentor the young kids that the Cats have. Making a push for the playoffs and trying to legitimately make the Panthers a viable and contending team.
Panthers are making the playoffs in 2015, Book It!