Signing Jaromir Jagr was always a fun dream for many Calgary Flames fans. He looked to fit so well into this lineup but come on, what are the chances he would come up to Calgary after spending his last few years in sunny Florida.
Well it’s really happening!
Jagr’s new contract is expected to be somewhere in the base of $1 million dollars with another $1 million dollars in bonuses that he could earn this season. After hearing for a while that he wanted another similar sized contract to last year, this seems like a great deal. It’s also hard to believe that no other franchise was willing to take a shot at that price.
It’s expected that Jagr will fill in that RW spot on the Flames third line alongside Sam Bennett and Kris Versteeg which ultimately means they heard all us fans yelling about Brouwer and/or themselves realized something had to be done.
Jagr is on his way to Calgary now and it’s likely we won’t hear an official press conference until he arrives but this is so awesome!
Anyways, I’m very excited and here’s a look at how things transpired over the last little while.
Look, I just tell my cat, there is a chance to play in NHL this year. pic.twitter.com/8iBoTYeEl7— Jaromir Jagr (@68Jagr) October 1, 2017
Obviously he is just giving his cat all his USD because it won't do Jaromir any good in Calgary! https://t.co/CQHFJvgjSb— Matchsticks&Gasoline (@MatchsticksCGY) October 1, 2017
Pierre LeBrun dropped the first real big piece of news late last night and from there, our #Jagr Watch commenced.
Hearing that the Calgary Flames and Jaromir Jagr's camp are talking tonight. No certainty it happens but it's very possible.— Pierre LeBrun (@PierreVLeBrun) October 2, 2017
The Flames fans were nestled all snug in their beds, while visions of Jagr danced in their heads; https://t.co/PqxKb2lb8N— Matchsticks&Gasoline (@MatchsticksCGY) October 2, 2017
And here’s another consideration that obviously played into his signing haha
Then this morning the talk continued with LeBrun and Bob McKenzie getting their thoughts in.
If indeed Jagr deal gets done in Calgary, am told it's for $1 million base salary plus another $1 million in attainable bonuses— Pierre LeBrun (@PierreVLeBrun) October 2, 2017
Hearing CGY and Jagr have more or less agreed to terms but until this is papered and signed, there's reluctance to say it's done.— Bob McKenzie (@TSNBobMcKenzie) October 2, 2017
You want to sell your new Adidas jerseys to your fans despite them looking exactly like the old one? Sign one of the game's greatest legends— Matchsticks&Gasoline (@MatchsticksCGY) October 2, 2017
Then the wait began for it to become official and other fun things began happening.
FYI. The Calgary based Travelling Jagr's are mobilizing. ... look out Alberta.— Roger Millions (@RogMillions) October 2, 2017
Jagr is done to CAL. $1M+$1M in bonuses. I think it might not be announced until he gets to the city, but there is a commitment.— Elliotte Friedman (@FriedgeHNIC) October 2, 2017
Wow, it was a fun stroyline that bounced around all summer, but JAROMIR JAGR IS A CALGARY FLAME!