With Jaromir Jagr set to become a free agent on July 1st, it’s still anticipated that he will end up re-signing with the Philadelphia Flyers. However if he doesn’t, the market for Jagr despite his age should still be pretty good… but could the Red Wings be at the front of the line for his services?
A year removed from the pursuit of Jagr last season, MLive.com’s Ansar Khan believes the Wings could take another shot at the veteran forward if they can’t obtain highly sought after Zach Parise.
“… The Red Wings made him an offer last summer (one year for $2.25 million) and weren’t willing to budge from it. It appeared he might return to Pittsburgh, but he took a better offer from the Flyers … Offering him slightly more than anyone else, on a one-year deal, might do it (this year) …”
Still if the Wings don’t end up signing Parise it would be hard to imagine them going after Jagr over lets say an Alexander Semin. I’m also hesitant to believe that Jagr is the best option beyond that but then again it all comes down to money something the Wings have plenty to spend this offseason.
As a Wings fan would you take Jagr over a Jiri Hudler? Who knows maybe it ends up coming down to that.