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article imageNHL News and Rumors: Jaromir Jagr to Montreal Canadiens?

By Larry Seely     Jul 10, 2013 in Sports
Montreal - Jaromir Jagr is entering the last couple years of his NHL career, but despite being 41 years of age, the veteran winger is a force on the offensive end of the ice and teams like the Montreal Canadiens could use his scoring in the upcoming hockey season.
Jagr scored 35 points last season, including 16 goals in just 45 games with Boston and Dallas, but now the Czechoslovakian is looking to play elsewhere in 2013-14 and reports have the veteran looking at three teams and Montreal is one of those on his list.
The Canadiens need a more physical presence on the ice and a player that can help lead the youngsters in pressure situations. Jagr is a good short-term solution for Montreal as they look to become one of the top teams in the Eastern Conference and his rapport with center Tomas Plekanec makes it a great fit for both he and the team.
It's difficult to find a player that has scored over 1,600 points and provides leadership on and off the ice, but Jagr wants to help a franchise on the rise and TVA Sports has reported the two sides have a mutual interest and signing with the Habs could be just the boost this hockey club needs to make a deeper run in the NHL Playoffs in 2014.
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