Right then guys, slightly off the Olympic topic….
If you’re like me, thanks to his time in NY you’ll have a soft spot for Jaromir Jagr, the big Czech.
Im sure many of you have read the THN column discussing the notion of Jagr coming back to the NHL. If he does, where do you think he’ll go? If he comes back should The Rangers be interested and can he still help them?
Right now, he’s playing at around a point per game pace in the KHL. He’s also apparently in supreme condition (according to ex Omsk coach Wayne Fleming…) For the record I think (at a reasonable price) he could be huge for the Rangers. He doesnt need to be the go-to-guy anymore thanks to Gaborik. He seems willing to take a small(er) salary to play so the Rangers should be interested.
I really like the idea of a second line featuring Avery and Jagr flanking perhaps Dubinsky. Finally some genuine secondary scoring?
I had a look in more depth at the idea at nasports.co.uk. Let me know what you think.
In another unsurprising Olympic roster move, ex-Ranger and current Avengard Omsk forward Jaromir Jagr has been named to the Czech national team for the 2010 Olympics in Vancouver. The roster is filled with NHLers and Czech elite league players. You can check the full roster at Puck Central.
In current Ranger news, Marc Staal was left off the Canadian roster. This is relatively unsurprising, I didn’t really expect him to make the roster to begin with. There are too many older, more experienced players to choose from. You can bet that Staal will be on the 2014 roster though.
I love the rumors involving Jaromir Jagr to <.insert team here.>. Jagr is not coming to the Rangers, the Oilers, or the NHL. It’s just not happening, sorry to disappoint. He still has the rest of this season, and another season on his contract, plus an option for a third with the Omsk. Despite all the drama going on in the KHL right now, specifically with the Omsk, I don’t see Jagr leaving a possible $22+ million on the table.
More importantly, even if a team did manage to pry Jagr away from Russia, he would have to clear waivers in order to play in the NHL. Do you really think a team is going to let Jagr slip through waivers?
As for the Avery watch, Larry Brooks is reporting that Avery could be back within 10-14 days. I don’t think this should surprise anyone. I mean, he has to be on the roster by March 4 to be eligible for the playoffs.
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