Breaking News: The Pittsburgh Penguins and the KHL have come to an agreement on a contract negotiation for Jaromir Jagr! The KHL will put the current contract they have with Jagr on hold for the 2009-10 season, allowing him to play in the NHL. The Pittsburgh Penguins will sign Jagr to a one-year $1.5 Million deal. Jagr will then fulfill his contract with Avangard Omsk in the KHL beginning in the 2010-11 season.
According to the source, the only way Jaromir agreed to play again for the Penguins is if Mario Lemieux would lace up the skates as well. Mario, since he is part owner of the Penguins has agreed to play for the league minimum in order to work around any potential salary cap issues. This was supposed to happen at the trade deadline, but Mario wanted the offseason to get back into hockey shape.
Pittsburgh Penguins = 2010 Stanley Cup Champions?
Imagine that powerplay: Sidney Crosby, Evengi Malkin, Mario Lemieux, Jaromir Jagr and Sergei Gonchar! Yikes that is scary.