Apparently, yesterday's report that an outdoor game at Wrigley Field was a done deal was a tad premature -- although a Yankee Stadium game featuring the Rangers has been reduced to a long shot, there is still a chance it may come to pass, according to John Dellapina of the Daily News. The main hurdles -- a parking lot scheduled for demolition before New Year's Day and the integrity of water pipes in winter -- remain issues but are surmountable if someone is willing to pay to surmount them. Dellapina has more on the subject in Blueshirts Blog.
Avangard Omsk appears to be seriously pursuing Jaromir Jagr. "They are in full swing," Omsk GM Anatoly Bardin said of negotiations with the Ranger captain during a press conference yesterday. "We talked with him today at night. Jagr returns from vacation in New York to the Czech Republic in mid-June -- I will go to the Czech Republic to continue negotiations with Jaromir." He also told reporters he is talking to three NHL defensemen, none of them native Russians. "Now negotiating with three defenders and from the NHL," he said. "They are all leaders in their clubs, they played 75-80 games over the season and are on the ice for 23-27 minutes. I hope one of them will make good." He spoke of many players in his state of the roster speech but didn't mention Ranger draftee Alexei Cherepanov.
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