Jaromir Jagr said he was still undecided about the future, but he did add a new wrinkle in saying that he dislikes change, and that staying with the Rangers is his first choice.
"First I am going to talk to the Rangers," Jagr said. "Thatís No. 1 option for me. I donít like to change. I feel very comfortable here, with all the people around this organization who are nice to me. They give me a chance to show everybody I still can play hockey. Everybody doubt me when I was playing in Washington for whatever reason. The Rangers gave me a chance and believed in me. All the trainers, everybody around, are so nice to me and so good to me. All I have to do is concentrate on hockey."
But Jagr, whoís never been a free agent before, also said he was intrigued by the idea of finding out his worth on the open market. Jagr added that he doesnít have a standing deal in place with his old team in Omsk, but that he will likely talk to them.
Sam also reports that Shanny is on the fence, but thinks he can play in the NHL next year and didn't sound ready to retire. Straka said he's definitely not done playing hockey, but he's not sure where and admitted Jagr's decision will impact his own.