Superstars Traded In Their Prime

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Text: Colin Becht,
Photo: Kenneth Lambert/AP

Jaromir Jagr

Although Jaromir Jagr has shown the longevity to still contribute in the NHL at 40, when he was in his prime at 29, the Pittsburgh Penguins sent him and Frantisek Kucera to the Washington Capitals for Kris Beech, Michal Sivek, Ross Lupaschuk and future considerations. After the Capitals signed Jagr to then the largest contract in NHL history -- $77 million over seven years -- his production plummeted from 121 points in his final season in Pittsburgh to 79 points in his debut campaign in Washington. Jagr never found his groove with the Capitals.

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