Posted 31 December 2013 - 06:51 AM
Key to this is 'if things stay the same' - so if the Devils go into the toilet, I think he would request a trade. Still weird that Jaromir Jagr plays for the Devils, but I'm damn glad to have him
Makes sense, if he were to change his mind if the Devils fall apart. I think the Devils are what they are though...an NHL .500 team. Since getting to 9-8-5, they haven't been over NHL .500 since. And clearly not being able to score in shootouts is hurting them...if they had gone 3-3 in shootout instead of 0-6, they'd be 18-15-5, which is a bit easier on the eyes. I don't see them tanking, but I don't see the Devils going on an extended hot streak either...not unless Schneider gets hot for a while. Marty isn't consistent enough at this point in his career to ask that of him.
If Jagr keeps producing, I wonder what kind of trade value he'd have to a team that really thinks Jagr could get them over the hump? A 2nd-rounder? Maybe a 3rd-rounder and a low-rounder?
At any rate, it remains scary to think where the Devils would be without him. They've needed every bit of his production.
Edited by Colorado Rockies 1976, 31 December 2013 - 06:53 AM.
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