Tue, Apr 2, 2013 at 2:04pm


The Boston Bruins acquired winger Jaromir Jagr from the Dallas Stars for wingers Lane MacDermid and Cody Payne, plus a conditional second-round draft pick in 2013.

What does it give the Boston Bruins
In Jagr, the Bruins finally land the skilled winger upgrade they had been seeking all season long. They attempted to land {P Jarome Iginla} earlier, but the latter decided to go to Pittsburgh instead. In this deal, the Bruins didn't give up as much in return for Jagr as they would have to land Iginla, so it's a solid move by GM Peter Chiarelli. Jagr, while over 40 now, is still an impact player some nights. He will help Boston in terms of skill and also on the power play, where they can run hot and cold. Boston is squarely among the top Stanley Cup contenders now.

What does it give the Dallas Stars
The Stars got very good mileage out of Jagr this season, his only time in Dallas. They decided to cash in when they could, in return landing tough guy MacDermid and another tough prospect in Payne. Clearly, the Stars are trying to become a team that's much harder to play against nightly. Also clear is the fact the key to the deal here will be the conditional pick. Reports suggest the second rounder may turn into a first if the Bruins go deep in the playoffs. So, all told, this wasn't a bad deal for Stars GM Joe Nieuwendyk under the circumstances.

Fantasy impact
Jagr was producing good numbers this season, despite not playing with steady linemates throughout. In Boston, he may need a little time to adjust to the more defensive-minded Bruins but he should eventually click with fellow Czech {P David Krejci}. Overall, Jagr's fantasy value should remain where it is: fairly high despite advanced age.

Player focus

Boston Bruins

Jaromir Jagr RW

Dallas Stars

Lane MacDermid LW

Cody Payne RW

a conditional second-round draft pick in 2013