Forward Jaromir Jagr is not among the remedies the Los Angeles Kings are looking at to solve their scoring concerns. Jagr, an unrestricted free agent, has 1,914 points (765 goals, 1,149 assists) in his NHL career, second to Wayne Gretzky (2,857). The 45-year-old had 46 points (16 goals, 30 assists) with the Florida Panthers last season. "Obviously [Jagr] is a tremendous player, been a tremendous player for a number of years, a [future] Hall of Famer," Kings general manager Rob Blake said during a Q&A session with season ticket holders on Thursday. "When you get to a certain age, you have to be a certain fit on a team. "We've looked at lot of different free agents in the summer and where it fits in in our projections. … There was also the equation of the salary cap and how things fit in. We didn't go in the direction of Jagr this year. But again, he's a tremendous player and I'm sure he'll surface somewhere." Jagr said last week that a couple of NHL teams had shown interest in him, but "I didn't expect it would be so hard to get a job in the NHL this year." The Kings were tied for 24th in the NHL last season with 199 goals and missed the Stanley Cup Playoffs for the second time in three seasons. Jeff Carter (62) and Anze Kopitar (52) were the only Kings forwards with more points than Jagr last season.
Kings say Jagr isn't a 'fit' despite need for offense
NHL.com | Aug 20