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Jagr’s decision to head to Russia was not easy

From Pierre Lebrun of the Canadian Press:

“It wasn’t an easy decision,” the star winger told The Canadian Press in a
phone interview Friday. “It was the toughest decision in my life, hockey-wise.

“It was a lot tougher than I thought it was going to be,” he added. “No
question about it. I hate making changes.”

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Jagr admits in this piece that he was asking for a three-year deal. With the new CBA holding teams accountable for +35 age signings, Jagr was not going to get that kind of term in the NHL. Nonetheless, his talents will certainly be missed by all hockey fans, as he was arguably one of the most exciting players to watch over the past twenty years.