I am extremely releaved. TheInsideronPittsburghSports.com probably the most reliable site besides TSN and SportsNews, said that JJ to Pittsburgh very unlikely.
. The latest on Jagr from one of my insiders --- "Jagr and Lemieux had a long talk during the playoff series. Lemieux told Jags that he saw the old fire in his eyes. It somehow got to the statement Jagr made at one point about wanting to finish his career in Pittsburgh. Lemieux said if Jagr was ever available, he would love to see him in a Penguin uniform. Something about unfinished business and trying to clear the animosity the Pens fans had with Jagr.The Pens put it out there and Jagr hesitated, so I don't know if it will go any further. I don't expect Lemieux will push it any more than he already did. I have the Pens with 3 million left under the cap. So signing Jagr is not likely" According to another source, "there is mutual interest from both sides but until Shero clears some salary its a longshot"
i think jagr will end up in la or vancouver. he could be the focal point offensively on either team.
Those teams will NOT make the playoffs for a few years to come. They both play in impossible divisions with teams that improved quite a bit since January.
It has to be Pittsburgh or Montreal with an option to Edmonton. It seems strange that Pittsburgh would sign either Fedotenko or Satan for only one year if they intended to sign Jagr for one year as well. They do have 8 NHL defencemen so who knows what will occur.
I don't think anyone wants to see him in Pittsburgh but if they couldn't win with Hossa then why would Jagr make them better? Many believe that competition is fiercest in the west, along with a heavy travel schedule, so maybe he'll stay in the east.