Rangers may put Jagr on the trade block

The New York Times is renewing speculation that Jaromir Jagr and his lackluster play may soon be on the trade block

It is reported that Jagr who is in the final year of his contract and who is having his worst season in his career is showing signs that he is disgusted. Apparently the same grimace on his face appeared in his final time in Pittsburgh where his welcome wore thin. At present Jagr does not battle in the corners for the puck and he is on a 7 game pointless streak.

His recent poor play and the fact that he needs to get 84 points to stay a Ranger next season which seems out of reach right now is spearheading talk that the Rangers may try to move Jagr before the trade deadline. It is highly speculated that many teams would line up for his services as he is a top notch talent.

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12 Responses to Rangers may put Jagr on the trade block

  1. BruMagnus says:

    I'm not sure which team would really want this guy due to all the baggage he brings (coach killer and lack of heart and whatnot they say)…
    I could see him on the Blue Jackets for some reason! Or how about Phoenix! Go to one of the 7th-12th teams in the West perhaps?

    I don't see him going to any Atlantic division team.
    But all in all, unless the return is big, he won't be traded, because the Rangers are playing excellent hockey right now, and are back in the playoffs and not far back of the Flyers having shut them out twice!

  2. BruMagnus says:

    Spector is almost always right. He is by far the most accurate of all online trade rumor people. So I'll just copy and paste from his superior website:

    The struggles this season of NY Rangers captain Jaromir Jagr has led to some calls for his trade, but it doesn't appear that will happen.

    NEW YORK DAILY NEWS: John Dellapina reports on his blog that it doesn't make sense for the Rangers to trade Jaromir Jagr, suggesting that other Rangers wingers wouldn't fare well if the constant attention rival clubs place on Jagr were focussed upon them. 

    NEW YORK TIMES: Lynn Zinser reports that a trade of Jagr by the deadline seems unlikely with a playoff run still within reach for the Rangers. Jagr has said he doesn't want to play anywhere else but he has struggled this season and is clearly unhappy over his lack of production. 

    SPECTOR'S NOTE: While I agree with the NY Post's Larry Brooks that it might not be a bad idea to gauge Jagr's trade value the Rangers probably won't move him for the reasons Dellapina and Zinser noted in their respective articles. This could however be Jagr's final season with the Blueshirts for if he doesn't reach the statistical triggers required to automatically activate the final year of his contract, the Rangers can walk away from him this summer.

  3. beckfan05 says:

    I personally think that Jagr is playing fine at the moment. I know hes in a scoring drought but so are a lot of other players on the team.

    He still plays hard, works the corners, back checks and gets his shots. I dont think that he's frustrated about the state of the team or where they stand. I think that its a lack of personal scoring.

    And if you read the articles in the papers everyday youll see that Jagr hasnt been a detriment in the locker room.

    I just think that they need to play the rest of the season, hopfully make the playoffs and hope Jagr runs wild in the second season.

    Now, as for some of the other players on the team;

    Straka. He has 3 points since the All Star game. 1 of those 3 points is a goal and the only reason why he has that goal is because of a mental breakdown by Atlanta on the PP that left Straka with a free pass for a breakaway.

    Prucha. 2 points, 1 goal and 1 assist since the A.S. game. This guy, it seems, whenever he has the puck either seems to lose it or he falls down. The puck is alwasy bouncing off of his blade or he tries to make these cuts and winds up on his ass. He needs a demotion to the minors for a conditioning stint as far as im concerned. He's been useless.

    Michael Roszival. Hes been taking too many penalties and for a guy thats supposed to be the #1 guy on the point on the PP he sure is afraid to shoot. I blame a lot of their PP scoring woes on this guy. It seems as if he is almost intimidated to be out there with Jagr whereas he feels compelled to pass to him 75% of the time he has the puck. Renney needs to make this guy accountable for his actions and NON-actions.

    Ryan Callahan. 2 goals and 0 assists in 29 games? What happened here? He seems to be playing a little better since his recent return though.

    Marcel Hossa. Do not play this guy. He cant shoot the puck let alone score! He is just as bad as Straka when it comes to having the puck on his stick from point blank range and passing up on shots.

    As for the rest of the season I wont make any line suggestions because it seems Renney has tried just about everything. Basically, the team needs to shoot and go to the net and stay away from mental mistakes, see Avery vs. the Kings.

  4. ranger_fan says:

    Wow. I completely forgot that forwards have one purpose- to get shots and put up points on the board. May be its time we trade Lundqvist and get a goalie who can handle the puck to provide the transition game our defense can't provide. Listen, there is nothing wrong with Marcel Hossa. If you knew anything about him you would know he prepares for the role that the coach gives him. If he is with Jagr, or Shanahan he will think offense. Otherwise he is one of our few forwards who excels defensively. Hossa would be ideal with Betts as both have some offensive talents, but more importantly provide tremendous defensive support. Put him up again with Jagr and Gomez and I think that line would put up some points. Jagr is at the point of his career where someone needs to do his own dirty work. One of Marcels strengths is working the boards. Prucha has always a late bloomer although I don't know how his shoulder is. Callahan right now may be better in Hartford or an energy guy. Straka is another solid PKer and still isn't 100% since the concussion. Tom has tried numerous line combos, but one I'd really be interested to see would be Hossa Betts and Callahan and sit Orr and Hollweg.

  5. wingerxxx says:

    As long as the Rangers are in the playoff hunt, Jagr is going nowhere.  Plain and simple as that.  Case closed.  If you actually have to think of why that is, you really need to stop thinking and just move on.  Watch some Rangers games, Jagr is not playing that badly. 

  6. beckfan05 says:

    Whenever Hossa'a played with Jagr he still doesn't produce any points.And he's played with him several times this season.

    Even if you are on the ice for defense or offensive purposes you still need to put the puck in the net from time to time.

    My point was is that Jagr is not the only concern when it comes to scoring and I think that most fans know that. I wanted to point out the other players that are doing absolutely NOTHING as far as goals and assists, with the exception of Hollweg, Betts and Orr.

    You seem more concerned with the 4th line combination rather than the other three lines even though they still are 28th is the league in goals scored.

    And any "Ranger fan" that says "there is nothing wrong with MArcel Hossa" should reconsider his/her position as a fan.

  7. beckfan05 says:

    Perfectly said.

  8. ranger_fan says:

    There is nothing wrong with the Rangers keeping and retaining Marcel Hossa. There is still hope offensively for him. Marian may even decide to sign with us if Marcel stays taking over Jagrs spot.

  9. dcz28 says:

    Wouldn't mind having Jagr in Detroit if he was available…for the right price of cource…i think he would do great in the Wings system playing with guys like Datsyuk and Zetterberg.

  10. Gardenfaithful says:

    how about a possible jagr for marleu or hossa deal?
    jagr and thorton together is scary and a character guy like marleu around to add to the likes of drury and shanahan would definitly help the rangers. And in hossa's case he's better than jagr right now and could be their big time winger for years if they could resign him although theyd have to throw somebody else in the deal to get hossa i think.

  11. Habs_pm says:

    Rangers need to start drafting their own players.

    If they trade Jagr, they need to get a scoring winger and a top-3 d-man.

    They still have to sign Lundqvist….who knows if he will stay?

  12. beckfan05 says:

    What does that mean that the Rangers need to start drafting their own players?

    8 of the players that played in their last game were drafted by the team and Girardi was signed as an un-drafted free agent. So you can almost count him as #9.

    And most of the roster in Hartford were drafted by the Rangers.

    Nice try though.

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