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Today marks hockey’s version of Black Friday, the day when everyone can look for a deal with an unrestricted free agent.
Over then past several weeks, sources who have spoken to the Daily News about the Rangers’ offseason plans have not been able to answer one key question: What is Plan B for the Blueshirts if they cannot sign All-Star center Brad Richards, who becomes an unrestricted free agent at noon Friday?
There may not be one.
The Canucks have reportedly signed defenceman Sami Salo to a one-year deal, a report says this morning.
If I were walking into a Vegas sports book right now and they had a list of NHL free agents and their likelihood to sign with certain teams, I would probably empty out whatever meager amount was in my wallet and put most or all of it on “Tomas Vokoun to the Avalanche.”
The agent for Jaromir Jagr said his client is in New York and said today he expects a decision about Jagr’s NHL future by the end of today.
Petr Svoboda said he was scheduled to speak with Penguins general manager Ray Shero shortly. This was around 9:20 a.m.
“We are going to exchange some things,” Svoboda said, adding that he would also speak with Detroit and Montreal about Jagr.