Tomorrow is July 1st, the free agent frenzy. Michael Ryder and Tomas Kaberle will test the market, although there remains a decent chance one of them is back on a 1-2 year deal. GM Peter Chiarelli has cap space (around 10 million), and has only two holes to fill. He is wary that the cap will go down next season, when the new CBA is made, so he is going to stay away from long term deals, especially in this weak UFA market where demand is way higher than supply, and the talent level is mediocre at best (Ehrhoff 10 years, 40 million, barf).
But what about Jaromir Jagr? The 39 year old winger would be a perfect fit for the Bruins. He has Stanley Cup experience, as does the rest of this team. He would be on a 1 year deal at under 4.5 million. He would help improve the PP and fit into the top 6 role, maybe on Bergeron’s line. He could still probably put up 60-70 points on a team with some skill. I mean he had 71 points with the Ranger his last season, on a team with no talent really.
Would you take a chance on him?