Update, 3:30 p.m.: Couple more things brewing, according to the Rangers, and there will be another conference call at 4:30. I’ll check in then.
Update, 2:33 p.m.: Brisson responded in an e-mail that Jagr has not been presented with a deadline from the Rangers.
Earlier: The plot thickens….”sort of”:http://www.tsn.ca/nhl/story/?id=242379&lid=headline&lpos=topStory_nhl.
According to Pat Brisson, No. 68’s agent, Jaromir Jagr will take his time reviewing his options for next season. The TSN reports confirms what we already know, that the Rangers, Edmonton, and Pittsburgh all in the running for the Big Fella, with the only known offer a one year, $7 million contract from Edmonton.
This report conflicts at least a little with the notion that the Rangers have presented Jagr with some sort of deadline to make his decision on their offer, something Glen Sather hinted at last night when he said he expected to hear from the captain at least by today. But a Rangers spokesman said he is unaware of any deadline.
Personally, I’m torn on this since I have a long-planned family barbecue tonight that I would like to be able to sneak out to for a few hours. So in other words, my hope is that there are no earth-shattering developments between the hours of say, 4 and 7. And if there is, well, that’s why they invented cell phones and wireless internet.