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    By Rob Rossi
    PITTSBURGH TRIBUNE-REVIEW
    Monday, June 20, 2011

    Free-agent right wing Jaromir Jagr has reached out to the Penguins about a possible return to play in the NHL with his original team, sources told the Tribune-Review today.

    The Penguins currently have no comment, but were considering options regarding Jagr over the weekend. Jagr's camp reached out to the Penguins at some point over the past three days.

    Jagr, 39, has played the last three seasons in the Kontinental Hockey League, averaging about a point per game. The Penguins had invited him to an alumni golf tournament this summer that will serve as a reunion of the 1991 Stanley Cup champions.

    General manager Ray Shero said that invitation did not include discussions about Jagr playing again for the Penguins, for whom he is second all-time in almost every significant offensive category.

    Jagr played for the Penguins from 1990-2001, winning five scoring titles, an MVP and helping them to win the Stanley Cup twice.

    Jagr has said he will consider playing another season in the NHL and has mentioned the Detroit Red Wings, New York Rangers, Montreal Canadiens and Penguins as possibilities.

    The Red Wings and Penguins are as of now considered his top choices, but sources said a third team is in the mix. That team is not believed to be Montreal.

    Jagr's camp is meeting today to discuss his options.
    The Penguins are committed to around $56 million towards the 2011-12 salary cap, which reportedly will be at $64 million for the upcoming season.

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    Kovalev with a different name and number if he actually signed with the Pens.
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    Kovalev with a different name and number if he actually signed with the Pens.
    Yep, and with a ****ton more talent than Kovy EVER had also. I like it. Make it hapen, for the right price, Shero.

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    Sources: Jagr wants to play for Penguins
    By Rob Rossi, PITTSBURGH TRIBUNE-REVIEW
    Tuesday, June 21, 2011
    Last updated: 7:32 am

    http://www.pittsburghlive.com/x/pitt...#ixzz1Pum3G1Rl

    The last paragraph confuses:

    "There is debate within the organization if Kennedy is a capable of handling top power-play minutes. Jagr would -- potentially becoming the ideal fit along the half-wall where the Penguins believe neither Crosby nor Malkin are an ideal fit on the man-advantage."

    I'm not certain what the "half boards" are or the distinction that Rossi is drawing, or the Crosby/Malkin point.

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    Kovalev with a different name and number if he actually signed with the Pens.
    Slightly more heart and a better 2 way game as well.
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    Sources: Jagr wants to play for Penguins
    By Rob Rossi, PITTSBURGH TRIBUNE-REVIEW
    Tuesday, June 21, 2011
    Last updated: 7:32 am

    http://www.pittsburghlive.com/x/pitt...#ixzz1Pum3G1Rl

    The last paragraph confuses:

    "There is debate within the organization if Kennedy is a capable of handling top power-play minutes. Jagr would -- potentially becoming the ideal fit along the half-wall where the Penguins believe neither Crosby nor Malkin are an ideal fit on the man-advantage."

    I'm not certain what the "half boards" are or the distinction that Rossi is drawing, or the Crosby/Malkin point.
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    hat does seem to make absolutely no sense. The problem with the PP is that both Crosby and Malkin's strengths are on that half wall. Take them away from it and you are reducing their skill levels on the PP.

    I've said here and there throughout the yearas as Power Play discussion has come that the Pens should use Sid like the Oilers used Gretzky, down low. Put Sid down low behind the net working both sides and having a full view of the rest of the ice to distribute. He can be right there for tap ins and junk around the net too. Sid doesn't have a great shot or a one timer. He's useless on the point and doesn't really have the one time wrister for slot shots either. Do that, keep Geno on the half walls where he can hit those slot shots but without having to play the point where he's completely uncomfrotable.

    I just don't know where you cram in a Jaromir Jagr. IMO you would really have the ability to run 2 strong PP units with Letang out there doing a 2 minute Gonchar routine.

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    Svoboda contacted Ken Holland (Red Wings GM) last week and everyone in Hockeytown got all giddy.

    I wouldn't mind having him on the Pens, but I think he'll follow the money somewhere else.

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    Whats his price...because we all know the Pens cant pay him much.

    I wouldnt mind him returning, but I wont be devastated if he goes elsewhere

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    I have never liked Jagr...That being said, if he wants to come to Pittsburgh for $3mil and a shot at the cup, so be it, he's still better than anything we have on the wings...if not, good luck elsewhere.
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    I would take a shot with Jagr if the price was right. You could always try to move him if he becomes a problem.

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    Wasn't Yagr's knock during his final years with the Pens being he was lazy?

    Can't imagine that habit gets better with age.
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    Wasn't Yagr's knock during his final years with the Pens being he was lazy?

    Can't imagine that habit gets better with age.
    Jagr was "dying alive" in pittsburgh. He couldn't handle living in Marios shadow. not to mention his supposed off ice gambling problems.

    I don't think he was lazy, and I don't think he is lazy now...he just couldnt live up to the expectations here.
    The only player in the NHL more overpaid than MAF is Jordan Staal

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    Svoboda contacted Ken Holland (Red Wings GM) last week and everyone in Hockeytown got all giddy.

    I wouldn't mind having him on the Pens, but I think he'll follow the money somewhere else.
    I pretty much agree he'll follow the money but there's part of me that just thinks that at his age, he could be most interested in a Stanley Cup. The guy has money but hasnt won **** since 1991.

    That said, Detroit would give him a good opp at the cup too along with the ability to pay him some nice change.

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    I have never liked Jagr...That being said, if he wants to come to Pittsburgh for $3mil and a shot at the cup, so be it, he's still better than anything we have on the wings...if not, good luck elsewhere.
    He ****ed me off with his whining and spoiled brat temper tantrums towards the end. We needed a leader and Jagr didn't want that and in actuality, never wanted that role anywhere he went but wanted to be treated like he was one.

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    Wasn't Yagr's knock during his final years with the Pens being he was lazy?

    Can't imagine that habit gets better with age.
    Never was a lazy player and actually the last time he was in the NHL Playoffs, the year we faced the Rags, Jagr was that entire team. Best player on the ice for both teams that series IMO. The guy was a warrior out there. Playoff made is what Jagr is. I got excited even though the rumors were bogus about Jagr coming to the Pens the past couple trade deadlines simply because he's the type of player that puts you over the edge in the playoffs if you can acquire him
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    Yes I remember that series well. And what he did in the worlds this year. Guy still has something left but probably not for long.

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    Say what you want about Jagr but he was never lazy.

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