Fantasy Impact: Looking to make Ray Whitney feel young again, the Dallas Stars have signed winger Jaromir Jagr to a one-year contract worth $4.5 million. The move makes Whitney the second oldest player on the team, by about three months.
The Stars get: a first ballot Hall-of-Famer still capable of 60 points. But Jagr is probably not capable of playing 70 games anymore. His body is breaking down, as we saw with the many groin injuries from last season.
Fantasy Players Impacted: His fantasy value is going up and down like a yo-yo with each move Dallas makes, but this time Michael Ryder's value goes down for good. Now that they have Jagr, Whitney, Jamie Benn, Derek Roy, Brenden Morrow and Loui Eriksson - guess who is out of the top six and first two PP units?
Jagr is certainly an upgrade to Ryder on that second line, which only helps the likes of Roy. Both Whitney and Eriksson are too well established to be negatively impacted by this.
Fantasy Players this helps, in order:
Fantasy Players this hurts, in order:
3. Reilly Smith