Here’s the exact quote from NBC’s Ed Olczyk during yesterday’s broadcast about his conversation with Jaromir Jagr:
“He told me he wants to play at least four more years. He would love to stay in New York. He told me that is his first choice but he has some family issues back home in the Czech Republic. I think there are a lot of options, there are a lot of teams in the National Hockey League that would love to have Jaromir Jagr in their line up. So a long summer coming.”
If this is in fact what Jagr told Olczyk—and I have little reason to doubt him—the one curious nugget is Jagr saying he would “love” to stay in New York, because he hasn’t been that effusive with any of us.
But who knows what’s going on in that crazy head of his.