Jaromir Jagr and 7 Other Players the Flyers Acquired Too Late in Their Careers

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Jaromir Jagr and 7 Other Players the Flyers Acquired Too Late in Their Careers
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The Flyers' acquisition of Jaromir Jagr on the first day of free agency this summer has been a somewhat controversial one. While you can't argue with bringing in one of the all time great scorers in league history and a marquee name that automatically puts every Flyers game this coming season in the spotlight, in the past, the Flyers have had a habit of acquiring a once great player when the greatness was pretty much all gone.

Jaromir Jagr's pedigree is a very impressive one: two Stanley Cups, one Hart Trophy, five Art Ross Trophies, three Pearson Awards and a seven-time member of the NHL First All-Star team. You don't let an opportunity to add a player of that caliber to your roster go by, and his tremendous past successes bode well for this season with the Flyers—even at the age of 39. But, as we have seen, past success does not always translate to future success, particularly for the Flyers. 

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