NHL Free Agent Rumors: 5 Reasons Signing Jaromir Jagr Is Smart for the Penguins

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NHL Free Agent Rumors: 5 Reasons Signing Jaromir Jagr Is Smart for the Penguins
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In 1990, the Pittsburgh Penguins used their fifth overall pick to draft a kid from Czechoslovakia. They needed a forward to come in and score goals, and they decided that Jaromir Jagr was the right fit. 

Jagr played in the Steel City until July of 2001. The Penguins could not afford the high salary of Jagr so they traded him to Washington

Now, almost 11 years after the fan favorite left, the Penguins have the opportunity to resign Mario Jr. Here are five reasons why it is smart for the Penguins to sign Jagr. 

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