For a few weeks now many Penguin fans have been discussing and debating the possible return of Jaromir Jagr to the Penguins.
Some people don't see the point in signing a 39 year old who hasn't played in the NHL for 3 seasons to a $3M contract (word on the street).
I look at the recent signing of Brooks Laich to a 6 year, $27M contract by the Washington Capitals as more proof that Jagr is worth the money.
Laich is a good player. He's a character guy with some toughness and skill. He's a lot like Ryan Malone. Now Laich, like Mallone, has a $4.5M per year contract.
While both of these guys bring a physical element to their game that Jagr does not, both of them are your typical 40-50 point players in the NHL.
If the market for a player like this...one that can score 50 points and bring a physical element to the game...is $4.5M per season...then isn't the market for a 50 point player (assuming Jagr will do this if he gets the playing time) who has great puck handling skills $3M per year?
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