Fantasy Impact: The Dallas Stars have traded veteran forward Jaromir Jagr to the Boston Bruins for prospects Layne MacDermid and Cody Payne, as well as a second-round draft pick.
The Stars get:A really good draft pick for giving up what will amount to being a rental. And in Payne they land a gritty player with third-line upside, essentially a tough guy who has potential in other areas. In MacDermid they add a pure enforcer with little to offer fantasy teams besides penalty minutes, in the few NHL games that he plays. Texas will be a tough team next year.
The Bruins get: A future first-ballot Hall-of-Famer who still has enough gas in the tank at 42 to post 60 points in a season. DobberHockey's Michael Amato profiled Jagr on Friday, you can read up on that right here.
Fantasy Players Impacted: In Dallas this opens up a lot of ice time for the likes of Reilly Smith, who had been seeing just five or six minutes per game.
In Boston, I can't see the Bruins breaking up either of their two big lines:
|#1||31.6%||HORTON,NATHAN - KREJCI,DAVID - LUCIC,MILAN|
|#2||30.3%||BERGERON,PATRICE - MARCHAND,BRAD - SEGUIN,TYLER|
Which means he'll be with Greg Campbell/Chris Kelly and Rich Peverley. This obviously helps Peverley...but really hurts Jagr. To post the numbers he's been posting, he needs to be 'the man'. He's certainly not that in Boston.
Fantasy Players this helps, in order:
1. Reilly Smith
Fantasy Players this hurts, in order:
2. Jordan Caron