If Jaromir Jagr has any desire to be a Ranger next season, why wouldn’t he just say so when we asked him about it yesterday?
That was one reaction “I took away from a conversation”:http://www.lohud.com/apps/pbcs.dll/article?AID=/20080314/SPORTS01/803140401/-1/SPORTS in which the captain was otherwise perfectly vague. It appears the only other person present for it “had the same take”:http://www.nydailynews.com/sports/hockey/rangers/2008/03/14/2008-03-14_czech_that_jagr_unsure_about_future.html
Again, there is the chance that Jagr simply doesn’t want his contract status to be a distraction at such a pivotal time, which is understandable and even admirable. But the other side to consider is the issue loses steam the moment Jagr declares he wants to be back.
In other news, I got this e-mail from the NHL this morning:
The National Hockey League (NHL) and the National Hockey League Playersâ€™ Association (NHLPA) today announced a new global multi-year partnership with Bridgestone Firestone North American Tire, LLC (BFNT) and Bridgestone Firestone Canada Inc. (BFCA) in which the Bridgestone brand will serve as the â€œOfficial Tire of the NHL, NHLPA and the Hockey Hall of Fame.â€
Oh, thank heavens at least that’s been resolved. The lack of an Official Tire for the league has been gnawing at me for months….