Jagr in Russia?
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09-24-2003, 04:11 PM
The Capitals would send him a fruit basket if he actually played in Russia. The Caps want nothing more than to avoid paying his salary. They'd let him walk without a second's hesitation. None.
He's going to make $55 million regardless of what he produces, what effort he puts forth. There is no way he plays anywhere else. Russian teams could not pay a fifth of what he makes here.
And for anyone to claim that a player making $11 million is trying to run up his earnings in this NHL climate ... well, it says something for your credibility.
He might certainly play in Russia if there is no NHL season, but if the NHL is on, he will play for the larger contract. No question.