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Tuesday, July 1, 2008
Jagr Could Be Coming Back to Pittsburgh... Without Mullet Unfortunately.
KDKA is reporting that If the Pens can't come to terms with Marian Hossa, they're making plans for a second option. Pittsburgh Sports Insider has learned that Ray Shero has made a contract offer to former Pens captain Jaromir Jagr!!! The former MVP would be paired with Pens captain Sidney Crosby. Are they literally trying to recreate the success of the team in 1991-1993. Whats next Ron Francis. Details are sketchy right now, but we all know that Jagr, who is heavily booed when he plays against the Pens, would be welcomed with open arms by the fickled Pittsburgh fair weather fans. The best part about this deal would be my ability to post old school pictures every chance I can get. Jagr has remained coy about the possible deal. "I’ll tell you when I have something done,” he said, laughing, to the Daily News. All we do know is that the Jagr is not feeling love from the Rangers. In other Penguins news, the Penguins appear to have their biggest two stars under contract. Sources tell KDKA Sports, the Pens and Evgeni Malkin have agreed to a 5-year contract. The new contract will kick in for the 2009-2010 season, and it's believed to be around the same deal Sidney Crosby signed last year for $8.7 million dollars per season (hopefully Malkin will not continue his late playoff performance.. because it sucked). Also today, the Penguins re-signed one of their free agent forwards. Pascal Dupuis agreed to a 3-year contract that pays him $1.4 million per season.