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11-22-2003, 06:25 AM
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Kirk Muller*
 
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Originally Posted by speeds
what speeds wrote
At first, I just scoffed at your idea because I thought there was no way Jagr would forgo the ~30M$ remaining on his contract, were he and the Caps to take up your suggestion.

I now think it could make a lot of financial sense if he milks Leonsis properly. If he plays out the rest of this year, the nominal buy-out rate would be about 29M$ (44M$ remaining X 2/3). If Jagr agrees to something lower, like 15M$, then plays for about 9M$ the next four years, he'd actually make more money than under the current contract, but that's all depending on what Leonsis is ready to do to get rid of him.

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