Update, 1:19 p.m.: Pat Brisson, Jagr’s agent, confirmed that Jagr indeed is headed to Russia. Also, just received a text message from Paul Mara who said he has re-signed with the Rangers. More on terms in a bit.
Earlier: Sounds like Jaromir Jagr is leaving the NHL, agreeing to a deal to play “for longtime suitor Avangard Omsk in the KHL.”:http://www.tsn.ca/nhl/story/?id=242465&lid=headline&lpos=secStory_nhl
The deal was confirmed on the Omsk web site, but I’m waiting to hear more.
If Jagr accepted a two-year deal, I have a hard time believing he’ll play in the NHL again. And if so, it’s time to think about where he ranks among European born players in league history. I’m having a hard time thinking of many forwards who were better, if any.