In what universe was Jagr a big free-agent splash?
They can't. As of now he is not signed to a contract by anybody, so only his rights could be traded; and because he has signed an offer sheet, his rights cannot be traded.
Obviously it wasn't like Suter and Parise, but don't you remember all the giddy speculation last year about who would sign him? There were something like 5 Cup contending teams that were in the mix for him.
To me, a superstar of Jagr's caliber returning from the KHL is a pretty big free agent splash, even at his age.
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