Tuesday, July 26, 2005

Jagr Might Stay in Russia

The New York Times is reporting that Jagr is unhappy and considering staying in Russia.

`It's complicated. I want to hear the opinions of both clubs. It should be solved within three weeks,'' Jagr told the daily Mlada Fronta Dnes adding money was not the main factor in making a decision.

``My heart is pulling me toward Omsk but reason is making me lean toward (New York) ... I really liked it in both places.''

With Jagr, the Rangers need more offensive talent and someone else who can put the puck in the net. Without Jagr, the team is barren of playmakers. If he stays in Russia, expect Sather to heavily pursue a couple of big name players such as Naslund or Forsberg.