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Michal Rozsival Close To Re-signing With Rangers

from the Blueshirts Blog,

Of all of the negotiating impasses between Glen Sather and 2007-08 Rangers who were approaching free agency, the one that made the least sense was the one with Michal Rozsival.

Finally, about six months longer than it should have taken, the Rangers and Rozsival are on the verge of signing a new contract.

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NYR Signs Voros, Penguins Sign Godard

From TSN’s tracker:

NY Rangers sign UFA forward Aaron Voros (undisclosed)

Pittsburgh signs UFA forward Eric Godard (undisclosed)

 

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Morning Brooks

from Larry Brooks of the NY Post,

It is believed that Sundin will ultimately choose between the Red Wings and Rangers, though he is not expected to make a commitment today….

Would Jagr be more amenable to returning on a one-year contract if Sundin stands to be his pivot? Would the Rangers be a more desirable destination for Sundin if he knows he will play with No. 68? Are they interlocking parts? If so, can Sather pull it off?

Sean Avery, given permission to speak with other teams late last week, is believed to have offers in his asking-price neighborhood of four years, $16M from at least the Maple Leafs, Blackhawks and Canucks, with other suitors expected to emerge.

more talk…

also from Brooks regarding Brendan Shanahan,

The Post has been told to expect the 39-year-old winger to go home again - home to New Jersey to complete the circle of his first-ballot worthy Hall of Fame career that commenced with the Devils New Jersey Devils in 1987-88.

more at the NY Post…

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The Jagr Solution

from Larry Brooks of the NY Post,

The Lightning hired Phoenix pro scout Greg Malone as their head of scouting. A few days later they acquired the rights to his son, Ryan Malone, whom they are poised to sign to a multi-year deal. What a coincidence.

The Rangers should hire Jagr’s father, also named Jaromir and the president of Kladno of the Czech League, as their director of Czech hockey operations. Why not? They should hire Mr. Jagr and then sign No. 68.

The Lightning opened the door. Let the NHL try to close it on Jagr and the Rangers. Just let them try.

more on Jagr…

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The Value Of Avery

from Larry Brooks of the NY Post,

Slap Shots has learned that Sather late last week granted permission to Avery’s agent, Pat Morris, to negotiate with any interested NHL team in advance of Tuesday’s official opening of the free-agent market.

Sources confirm that not only is that process under way, but that four or five teams have indicated their interest in signing Avery to a contract well in excess of the last deal proffered by Sather to No. 16. It’s believed the Rangers have come in at approximately $1M a year less than the four-year, $16M deal Avery is seeking and will be able to get.

read on

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UFA Talk For The NYC Area Teams

from Stan Fischler at Game On,

What matters to us is just how big a splash our locals will make. Or, to put it another way: will Glen Sather match his 2007 spree that landed Scott Gomez and Chris Drury in an astonishing one-day Double Dip?

D-Day is Tuesday and between now and then you’ll hear rumors galore of which about one-tenth of one percent will be on target.

No question, Sather, Lou Lamoriello and Garth Snow are entranced by Brian Campbell, but his asking price is likely too ridiculous for any of the trio.

One fascinating subject has to be lifetime Devil, Jay Pandolfo. Lou apparently is trying to lure JP back to Newark but one of Jay’s best buddies happens to be Scott Gomez

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Jagr Has Options

from Larry Brooks of the NY Post,

Sather has repeatedly said that he wants to re-sign the captain. He told The Post on Thursday that remains his position. Still, it is believed the Rangers are unwilling to offer Jagr, who will turn 37 in February, anything other than a one-year deal that would allow them to include bonuses that could be deferred to 2009-10.

“I don’t want to negotiate in the papers or speak for Jaromir, but I don’t think that’s something that would interest him at this point,” Brisson said.

“I think there will be a number of NHL teams that would be willing to give him a multi-year deal - he was the best player in the league in the first two rounds of the playoffs - but if he doesn’t get a contract that he likes, he would probably focus on the offer he has to play in Russia and finish his career in Europe.”

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Jagr’s Objective Is To Play With The Rangers

from Larry Brooks of the NY Post,

The dollar offer out of Russia may be an overwhelming $35 million over three years, but impending free agent Jaromir Jagr Jaromir Jagr has made it clear that his priority is to remain the NHL.

“Jaromir and I spoke last night and this morning, and his goal first and foremost is to play in the NHL for another two or three seasons,” Jagr’s agent, Pat Brisson, told The Post this afternoon. “His objective is to sign a new contract with the Rangers , and that has always been his priority.

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Jagr Could See Big Money

from Larry Brooks of the NY Post,

A reliable third party source yesterday told The Post that his connections in the Czech Republic believe that Jagr has recently received a three-year contract offer for the equivalent of $35M after-tax US dollars from Omsk of the Russian Super League. The captain is believed to have received the formal offer this week from Omsk GM Anatoly Bardin after months of conversations.

Jagr, who will become an unrestricted free agent on Tuesday, has said that his first choice is to sign a new deal with the Rangers New York Rangers . But Sather yesterday told The Post that he has not heard from No. 68 despite repeatedly telling Jagr’s North American agent Pat Brisson, that he wants Jagr to return.

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Report- Straka Goes Home

the AP is reporting via the International Herald Tribune that Martin Straka will be playing in the Czech Republic next season.

update 11:37am, Now a denial from Straka’s agent.

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