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11-22-2003, 04:40 AM
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Originally Posted by btmarshall
There's no way Jagr tears up his contract. Right now, no one would give him what he makes at the moment, no one will give him a deal that will be that long term, and in three-four years, he won't get a $5 million deal at that age if he's looking for a new contract then. He is on the decline.

His contract is awesome for him. No incentives to care either way. No risk whatsoever. No way he restructures. He'll never be that unhappy. The Caps are stuck with him. He doesn't care that much about being on a winning team. Not enough to take less money.
You never know. What would you rather do if you were already rich:

Take 21 million dollars and perhaps a bit more to win, or take 55 million dollars to lose forever and ever.

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