Penguins general manager Ray Shero confirmed this evening that he has offered free agent right winger Jaromir Jagr a one-year contract — he declined to divulge the financial aspects of the proposal — and said he expect to learn Wednesday whether Jagr will accept it.
“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,” Shero said. “We feel he’s a guy who could help us this year, and retire as a Penguin.”
Not the most flattering of compliments from the Penguin’s general manager, but still a step in the right direction.
Shero added that he did not know if any other teams had offered Jagr a contract,. It is rumored that Detroit and Montreal are also interested in the five-time NHL scoring champion.
“Tomorrow,” Shero said, “is decision day.”
I wait with baited breath.