HomerPenguin wrote:Is it not worth remembering that Jagr had a chance to actually do what he said he'd be willing to do and elected instead to chase the big tax-free bucks to Russia?
I mean, I'm assuming that a team that signed Miro Satan would have checked into a Jaromir Jagr beforehand just to see where his head was at, right? Otherwise wouldn't Shero have some explaining to do? Of course, how could the Penguins have known that Jagr would be willing to take league minimum to come back when he's spurning $8 million/year offers from Edmonton?
The bottom line here is that JJ never has had and still doesn't have a filter between the impulse center of his brain and his mouth.
Is it also not worth considering that Jagr's experience since going over to Russia has changed his perspective and priorities?
The disorganization of the KHL, the events he witnessed on the bench of his own teammate dying? At his age we tend to go through some major changes of values.
Perhaps, after seeing what it's like there, he has regained his love for the game. Perhaps it's not about money for him anymore.
Perhaps, these are just some things that should also be considered.