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11-21-2003, 01:12 PM
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Idea for a Jagr/WASH solution

From all the rumors we've read it sounds as though WASH wants to dump Jagr and his salary. He's a suggestion to do that in such a way to help both parties.

- Tear up Jagr's old contract, and replace it with a one year deal at 11 mil (pro-rated for the rest of this year) with a 8 mil signing bonus(number is of course just a wild guess). At the end of the year Jagr would be a UFA.

from a WASH perspective:

- get out of the long deal
- they are apparently willing to eat salary anyways, so the 8 mil lump payment can just be seen as a way of eating some of the salary over the long term to buy out the deal
- vastly improved trade value for Jagr at the deadline, or now, if they want to trade him for prospects

from Jagr's perspective:

-doesn't have to stay in the losing WASH environment
-gets a bunch of money up front, and even though his next contract likely won't be as big, he could look at it as (a) gets to pick where he plays (how much is that worth to him?) (b) PV of the 8 mil signing bonus is worth more than 2 mil a year extra over a 4-5 year deal

This deal probably wouldn't work if Jagr absolutely wants to make as much as possible, but might if he at all cares about getting into a winning environment.

throwing it out there for discussion/improvement...

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