Jagr wants to be a Wing
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12-01-2003, 06:21 AM
Join Date: Jan 2003
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It should be noted that, allegedly, there was a deal in place for Jagr to go to the Rangers around draft day, but the deal stalled because Jagr wouldn't restructure the last year of his deal (which is an option year, or something like that).
I don't have a link, and I'm going from my notoriously poor memory, so if someone can fill in the blanks or correct any errors, it would be appreciated.
Jagr's last year is an club option year where the team can pay him a $1m kiss off. What the Rangers wanted Jagr to take out of the deal was a vesting clause in his Caps contract. That would give Jagr a piece(a small piece) of the team. a piece of the Caps and the same piece of the Rangers are two completely different things and they wanted him to give that up.
From what I know, I don't think the contract issues had a lot to do with the deal not getting done. The vesting is only an issue if the Rangers want to keeping that last year.
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