When Glen Sather acknowledged last night that Jaromir Jagr was waiting to hear about Marian Hossa, the first conclusion to draw was that whatever offers Hossa passes up will then go to Jagr (presumably for shorter term contracts).
But not to be discounted is the notion that Jagr is well aware that the Rangers themselves are targeting Hossa, and the Rangers captain is waiting to see whether there’s even a place for him in New York.
It’s all very confusing. Hossa, meanwhile, is believed to be “seriously considering a whopper of an offer from Edmonton”:http://www.edmontonsun.com/Sports/Columnists/Jones_Terry/2008/07/02/6041316-sun.html, but might still be intrigued by calling MSG home.
And then there’s Mats Sundin, who has two-years and $20 million on the table from Vancouver, but who some observers say is still partial to playing in the Eastern Conference.
So many questions, but at least not as many as yesterday. Brian Rolston is gone. Michael Ryder, too. If you’re of the belief that the Rangers want to lock up at least one high-end wing, their pool of candidates is rapidly diminishing.