New York not willing to mortgage future
Jaromir Jagr might be bound for Broadway, if the Rangers and Capitals can iron out some key details.
Recently resumed discussions between the two teams have been on and off since the NHL draft in June, so it could easily fall apart again. The major stumbling block, as has been the case since last year when the Capitals began trying to deal Jagr, is agreeing on how much of the five-time NHL scoring leader's contract Washington will pick up. Jagr has four years and $44 million remaining after this season.
An unidentified team official in the NHL told The New York Times that the Capitals would be "picking up money" on Jagr's contract, but the team would "also be saving a lot."