While Jaromir Jagr last played in the NHL back in 2017-18 with Calgary, he continued to play through last season when he suited up for the team he owns in Kladno in the Czech Extraliga. Notably, the 50-year-old hasn’t suited up for his squad this season and he told Denik Sport’s Miroslav Horak that he “lacks the desire and motivation” to play this year. While he acknowledged he’d have to try to get back into playing shape for a Winter Classic game (not an NHL one) that he had been a part of trying to put together, that doesn’t seem likely to happen so perhaps the future Hall of Famer has played his last game.
Elsewhere around the hockey world:
- The Sharks will be without winger Alexander Barabanov and defenseman Markus Nutivaara for the first two games of the regular season, relays Curtis Pashelka of The Mercury News. The pair did not accompany the team on their trip to Czechia against Nashville. The two have been listed as day-to-day for the last week and they’ll have nearly two more weeks to recover with their first game back in North America not until the 14th. San Jose is carrying the maximum of 27 players on the trip.
- The Oilers are not believed to be among the teams that are involved in trade talks with Arizona regarding defenseman Jakob Chychrun, reports Sportsnet’s Mark Spector (Twitter link). He notes that top prospects Dylan Holloway and Philip Broberg are off the table in discussions which would certainly limit the top young assets that the Coyotes will be seeking. As a team with very limited cap space, Edmonton would also likely need to send salary out that matches or exceeds Chychrun’s $4.6MM AAV which also wouldn’t be appealing to Arizona.
A lot of teams (31 of them) would be in trade talks for Chychryn if you didn’t have to give up 1 of your top 2 prospects.
Do you really believe the oilers would be in the running without 1 of these guys involved?
There is a reason he’s still in Ari, they want “top” prospect or two along with 1 or 2 firsts!
Hearing that this asking price has since gone down, but it’s likely they still want a top prospect somewhere in there.
Jagr is 50…****.
Maybe trade Evander Kane before he screws up again. lol
Jager hasn’t been relevant in 20 plus years.
He had 27 goals, 66 points, and finished 7th in the Hart voting in 2016.
That sounds kind of relevant.
Given that you seem to know nothing about hockey, your not knowing the correct spelling of a recent player’s name is not at all shocking. Nor is your knowing the definition of the word relevant. You seem to be highly deficient in many areas.
Eh, don’t feed the trolls.
It’s something of a wistful feeling. Jagr sat right behind me in the Hartford Civic Center over thirty years ago … the game was against the Bruins, but the Whalers were due to play the Penguins the next night, and several of them decided to see the game. He was such an apple-cheeked babyface back then, and of course I had no idea he’d still be playing several decades later, and score more professional points than anyone not named Gretzky: more than Howe, more than Fielder. If this is indeed the end, then enjoy your retirement, Jaromir: we will not see your like again.
Jager hasn’t but JAGR won an Art Ross, a Pearson, and Masterton in the last 20 years. He’s also #2 behind Gretzky in points. I would say that’s relevant. But it requires at least a second-grade education to understand.