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  • Dallas Stars Sign Jaromir Jagr

    Jaromir Jagr agrees to 1-year, $4.5-million deal with Dallas Stars in Texas-sized stunner | Puck Daddy - Yahoo! Sports

    There were around 20 teams that inquired about Jaromir Jagr when free agency began. Many of those teams dropped out of the derby when his price tag became apparent — at least $4 million for one year.

    The Dallas Stars had a need for a top six forward, some veteran leadership for a young roster and had available funds for the first time in several seasons after being sold to owner Tom Gaglardi.

    So from that perspective, the news that Jaromir Jagr was talking with the Stars made sense.

    But now that we've got official word of Cowboy Jagr ridin' down to the Lone Star State … wow.

    ESPN's Pierre LeBrun reported on Tuesday that Jagr and the Dallas Stars agreed to a 1-year, $4.5 million deal. That's $1.2 million more than the Philadelphia Flyers paid him last season, when he scored 54 points in 73 games, helping Claude Giroux to a star-making offensive season.

    It's the first time Jagr will play for a Western Conference team, and one that travels farther than most of their rivals. It's also a decision by Jagr to play for a team that has missed the playoffs for the last four seasons and isn't anywhere near the Cup contender that the Flyers where when Jagr signed in Philly.