|Jaromír Jágr (shown here with Vladimir Putin), may return to|
Russia, but it won't be in St. Petersburg. Photo: Presidential Press
and Information Office.
With St. Petersburg out of the picture, the only KHL team that still seems interested in signing him is Avangard Omsk, with whom he has played the last three seasons. Other possibilities are the NHL, or his home club in Kladno, where he will eventually take over as club president from his father.
If anyone thought the 39-year-old Jágr was beyond the point of being a productive NHL scorer, his performance at the most recent World Championship, where he recorded 8 points in 8 games, showed that he still seems capable of playing hockey at an elite level. All three teams that he played for during his NHL career, Pittsburgh, Washington, and the New York Rangers, have expressed interest. Other possibilities are Montreal and Detroit.