Despite some Flyers' hopes, Jaromir Jagr traded to Bruins

Despite some Flyers' hopes, Jaromir Jagr traded to Bruins

April 2, 2013, 2:30 pm
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In the end, the Dallas Stars dealt 41-year-old right wing Jaromir Jagr to the Boston Bruins on Monday afternoon.
 
For a few, short hours, however, there was some hope among a few Flyers that the future Hall of Famer would be returning to Philadelphia.
 
The Bruins, who were desperate for a scoring winger to improve their Stanley Cup fortunes, gave Dallas a pair of prospects and a draft pick.
 
Sources said the Flyers did not have serious interest in Jagr even though they were asked by the Stars if they were.
 
Two Flyers, Claude Giroux and Scott Hartnell, would have liked Jagr back in Flyer orange.
 
Jagr created space on the ice for Giroux last season and that’s been a problem this season. No space.
 
“Obviously, having Jags here was fun,” Giroux said an hour before the deal. “He’s pretty much a legend and a good player. His work ethic is impressive. He gave me a lot last year and showed me the way, and that was good.”
 
Jagr signed a one-year, $4.5 million deal with the Stars and had his choice of where to be traded.
 
“It would be great [having him back],” Hartnell said before the deal went down.  “Just his presence early on [this season] was really missed. His leadership, the guys he is around the room. His smiles are infectious.
 
“I think he would bring back instant chemistry with G. We would welcome him with open arms.”
 
He’s a Bruin, now.