NIN wrote:What your saying is that based on the decreased productivity that Jagr experianced in Washinton combined with the new $11 million/year deal Leonsis gave him (3 mil. more then he made when Patrick dealt him) that Patrick could not have gotten more interest if he was willing to take money BACK as well? I see who I am dealing with now. Please end this thread Draftnik, I have seen enough stupidity for one morning.
You don't even have your facts straight. Jagr was starting a 5 year $55M contract when he was dealt to the Caps. That is a fact, not my opinion. Leonsis did not give Jagr a $3M raise, he added 2 years at $11M per to his contract. Again a fact, not my opinion.
An entity is only worth what somebody else is willing to pay for it. That is Econ 101. Jagr's "worth" has been set twice by the marketplace. You have no clue as to the discussions CP, McPhee, and Sather had and what other GMs felt about Jagr. Milburry was on the record before/after the Yashin trade stating he had no interest in Jagr.
When the Pens traded Kovalev back to the NYR former Leaf GM Pat Quinn was in the papers the next day complaining that he offered much more talent to the Pens, but the board at MLSE would not allow him to throw cash into the pot. No GMs were in the paper after CP dealt Jagr to the Caps complaining that they were ready with a better offer but were constrained by cash considerations. You also have no clue how much cash the Pens wanted. The Pens had to get special rulings from the NHL on the Jagr and Kovy deals as the Caps did when they dealt Jagr to the NYR. These transactions are more complicated that your PlayStation machine can fathom.