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How older athletes keep their heads in the game

The day before the NHL’s April 3 trading deadline, Bruins general manager Peter Chiarelli called 41-year-old Dallas Stars forward Jaromir Jagr. Bruins president Cam Neely and assistant GM Jim Benning were also on the line. The four men had a deal-determining conversation.

“A condition of the trade was that we called and spoke with Jaromir before the trade,” said Chiarelli. “Jaromir has never been traded during the season. So this is all new to him.

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