The Bruins sent prospects Lane MacDermid and Cody Payne along with a conditional draft pick to the Stars.
This deal means that the Bruins get the big name forward they were looking for, sort of, after missing out on the Jarome Iginla sweepstakes. This deal also means that the Bruins get some much-needed assistance on the power play, which is sitting in a dismal position right now (24th overall) and can use some heat.
Jagr has 26 points in 34 games this season thus far, including 14 goals.
The Bruins will get their offensive punch, the Stars will get to shift their focus on the future and start pushing their younger guys. Everybody wins, including Jagr. Perhaps most of all, though, the Bruins’ power play wins. Jagr’s six power play goals this season will help immensely, what with both Brad Marchand and Tyler Seguin struggling to put the puck in the net on the man advantage.
“Jaromir Jagr produced as a consistent scorer for our team all year and we would like to thank him for his contributions to our hockey club,” said Stars GM Joe Nieuwendyk. “With our eye to the future, we have acquired some valuable assets that we believe strengthen our organization.”
Those valuable assets weren’t really on Boston’s radar, so it’s hard to imagine much heartbreak when it comes to giving them up.
But the Stars do get the possibility of that draft pick, currently a second-rounder, becoming a first round selection if the Bruins reach the Eastern Conference Finals. So there’s that potential feather in the cap, too.
And the interesting thing for Dallas is that they may not be done moving players. Stephane Robidas is a name that has been mentioned a lot and he’s a blueliner who could still provide some value in the right spot, even if it’s just for a few more picks. Right now, the Stars are trying to reconstruct something after the departure of Mike Modano and the complete altering of their club. Anything is better than nothing.