Update, 2:22 p.m.: I went again with the grilled chicken sandwich wrap. That’s four straight days of the same sandwich, and today I didn’t even have spinach to put in it. This is relevant why? It’s not. In fact, it’s the furthest thing from relevant. But it’s my way of saying I’m waiting for things to unfold just as earnestly as the rest of you.
Update, 1:39 p.m.: Correction on the Avery total. TSN says four years, $15.5 million.
Update, 1:33 p.m.: Mats Sundin says “he needs more time to decide.”:http://www.tsn.ca/story/?id=242264 My wife said the same thing when I proposed. I’m kidding. Really.
Update, 1:18 p.m.: Avery “is in fact a Star”:http://www.sportsnet.ca/hockey/2008/07/02/avery_stars/. I’ve long argued that as big a boost as the left wing provided the Rangers, he is not worth the kind of contract he was seeking, especially the four years part. That argument is somewhat weakened given the other sums being tossed around the last two days.
Update, 1:08 p.m.: FAN590 is reporting that Sean Avery is about to sign with Dallas for his expected asking price of four years, $16 million. I’m awaiting confirmation. If this is true, I think the heat intensifies on Glen Sather to lock up Jagr.
Earlier: With “Marian Hossa off the menu”:http://www.tsn.ca/nhl/story/?id=242261&lid=headline&lpos=topStory_nhl, the Rangers now have to take a hard look deciding if it’s worth extending the Jaromir Jagr Era in New York.
But first, a question: if Jagr gets the sense that he was never the Rangers’ top choice, does he decide to walk away regardless?
Or does Jagr’s desire to remain a Ranger take precedence?
Oh, the intrigue!