The Pittsburgh Penguins think that they have made an offer to Jaromir Jagr that he just can’t resist. They offered him a one year deal and gave the 39 year old player until Wednesday to make up his mind whether he wants to opt for what he is being offered according to the general manager Ray Shero who was speaking to the Pittsburgh Post Gazette yesterday. Sports scores
Shero speaking to the Post Gazette said “We feel from the information we have and after seeing at world championships, that he’s a guy who might be able to help us this coming season,” “We feel he’s a guy who could help us this year, and retire as a Penguin.”
Jagar is a native to the Czech and has spent a good three years playing in the Russian Kontinental Hockey League, but when the Penguins hired him it represented a return to the team which originally drafted him the fifth overall back in 1990. Both Jagr and his agent who is a former NHL player i.e. Petr Svoboda have shown interest in the return of great player to the NHL and the Penguins as well as the Detroit Red wings are the two teams he is interested in playing for the most. Basketball betting lines
Jagr played 17 seasons in the NHL, 11 with Pittsburgh. If he returns to the NHL, his 1,599 career points would be the most among active players.
However Jagr cannot go ahead and sign with any team until coming Friday when the free agency option opens. Shero speaking to the Post Gazette said that he was unaware if Jagr was getting offers from other teams but he said that he expects to hear from Svoboda by coming Wednesday.
Shero said “Tomorrow,” “is decision day.”
Jagr has managed to win almost all of his scoring titles and has the 1999 Hart Trophy as a league MVP with the Penguins prior to being traded in summer of 2001. He also played for the Washington Capitals as well as the New York Rangers prior to leaving for KHL back in 2008. This time around Jagr is mature and has more experience something which the Penguins hope to benefit from if he signs on to play for them. Baseball betting lines