Signing Jagr for the Playoffs next year?
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07-06-2008, 12:04 AM
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It would be possible and it would be bold.
The regular season of the KHL ends just a week or two after the trade deadline, so the teams which don't have a good shot would likely be willing to lend out players in return for money. AFAIK Omsk and the Rangers did come to some sort of player transfer agreement.
It is far fetched specifically for Jagr because I doubt Omsk will be bad and miss the playoffs with him in the lineup. But say the Rangers did pay Omsk a fee to allow the Rangers to borrow Jagr at the end of the KHL season or playoffs, the Rangers would need to sign Jagr to an NHL contract by the trade deadline.
There is no transfer agreement so there are no rules AFAIK which would restrict the Rangers from signing Jagr, especially if they had Omsk's blessing. I remember the opposite happened last season when the Rangers lent out Kaspar to a Russian team while he was still under contract by the Rangers.
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