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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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A Look At The Atlantic

NHL.com has posted stories on every team in the Atlantic Division.  Make sure to check it out for the latest information!

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Sundin Slipping Away From the Habs

via Mike Boone at Habs Inside/Out,

Pierre McGuire, on Mitch Melnick’s show this afternoon, says if the Canadiens have not signed Mats Sundin by July 1, he’s going to the Rangers.

The Montreal offer is attractive, McGuire says: two seasons, $7 million per. The fact Sundin has not jumped on it is significant.

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Report- Sundin Wants To Play In New York

from Larry Brooks of the NY Post,

Sundin, the 37-year-old long-time Maple Leafs captain who can become an unrestricted free agent on July 1, has made it clear New York is his desired destination. Indeed, we’re told that the Rangers New York Rangers have held conversations with both the centerman and his representative, J.P. Barry, after having received permission to do so by Toronto.

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added 6:27am, from Lance Hornby of the Toronto Sun,

The Canadiens maintain exclusive rights to sign the Maple Leafs captain prior to free agency on July 1, but there is a growing feeling Sundin will let next Tuesday’s deadline pass and examine offers from the NHL at large.

In that case, count the Rangers in the hunt, as well as the Red Wings, who have about $12-million US in cap space to play with, but likely won’t pay Sundin more than their long-serving star Nicklas Lidstrom ($7.45 million).

A dark horse could be the Florida Panthers, who have an opening for a No. 1 centre and captain after Olli Jokinen was traded and an enthusiastic welcoming committee in ex-Leaf Wade Belak.

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added 11:09am, from Bob McKenzie of TSN,

There has been much confusion over who has been permitted to speak and/or negotiate with Sundin and when that happened.

Sources tell TSN the timeline is as follows:

- The Maple Leafs met with Sundin and his agent J.P. Barry to indicate the club has interest in bringing Sundin back to Toronto. While no formal contract offer was made, Leafs’ GM Cliff Fletcher conveyed to Sundin that the team was prepared to pay him around $7 million on a one-year deal and that they wanted him back.

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Mats In Demand

from Sportsnet,

The New York Rangers were granted permission by Maple Leafs general manager Cliff Fletcher to talk to free-agent-to-be Mats Sundin before the Montreal Canadiens were last week, Sportsnet has learned.

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My opinion on this, which is only going to get bigger the next ten days, Mats doesn’t sign with anyone until after July 1st.

update 8:14pm, from Michael Traikos of the National Post,

There are other teams interested in Sundin - the New York Rangers and Detroit are believed to be among them - but Fletcher dismissed a Sportsnet report Monday that the Leafs had given the Rangers permission to talk to Sundin before giving the same opportunity to the Canadiens.

“That is absolutely untrue,” Fletcher said yesterday. “We gave exclusive negotiating rights to the Montreal Canadiens and nobody else.”

more on Sundin…

added 8:33pm, from Bob McKenzie of TSN,

The truth is, this is all happening too fast for Sundin, who doesn’t feel comfortable being pressured into deciding right now which NHL team he wants to play for because he hasn’t gone through his annual introspection of whether he is even going to play another season.

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Jagr Waiting To Talk

“There’s nothing new about my situation. That’s OK. I understand that Glen and my agent had other issues to take care of before and at the draft.

“I was at our practice rink last week. I missed Glennie by a couple of hours, or we would have talked then. I’m sure we’ll be talking sometime soon. I don’t think there’s a rush. Nothing has changed.”

-Jaromir Jagr

Read more from Larry Brooks of the NY Post.

Question for Wings fans, would you want Jagr?  Holland won’t commit to any long term contracts for high priced UFAs, but offering Jagr a two year contract would fit.  What do you think?

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Dolan Challenges Bettman

from Larry Brooks of the NY Post,

This threat to take the Rangers New York Rangers away from Jim Dolan isn’t about legalities. This isn’t even about the Garden suing the NHL. Not really. Rather, this is about Dolan and the Garden challenging the despotic reign of Gary Bettman just the way Bob Goodenow had the temerity to do so.

And we all know what ultimately happened to Goodenow.

continued and some UFA/trade talk too…

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