It wasn't always in the Dalllas Stars' plans to trade Jaromir Jagr at the trade deadline. In fact, they were planning on resigning him according to one report.
ESPN's Pierre LeBrun wrote about Jagr's resurgence, and in the process, offered up an insight on the Stars' plans near the deadline, courtesy of Boston Bruins Peter Chiarelli.
"He wasn't available," Chiarelli said. "It was their plan, according to Joe, that they were planning on re-signing him. So we kind of laid off of him. But we had scouted him quite heavily. Towards the deadline, they changed their plan. It was well-publicized we had gone after a couple of other guys, but Jaromir then became available, and we went after him."