NHL notes: Jagr has eyes on Pittsburgh
|Jaromir Jagr celebrates a goal against the U.S. during the IIHF World Championships in Bratislava, May 11, 2011. (PETR JOSEK/Reuters)
The Pittsburgh Penguins appear to be Jaromir Jagr's first choice as a new home.
Jagr's agent. Petr Svoboda, said the Penguins, Detroit Red Wings and a unnamed team -- are the potential choices for the 39-year-old forward.
Jagr, who intends to sign a one-year contract, told ESPN.com that he still has a house in Pittsburgh.
"I was too lazy to sell it," he said.
As far as working out a deal, Jagr said: "Sometimes it takes a few hours, sometimes it takes a week. I'm not sure how long it's going to take."
Jagr played 11 seasons with the Penguins, winning five scoring titles. He has spent the past three seasons in Russia.
There were reports the Wings were prepared to pay about $2 million and the Penguins less than that.
Sid's full sales
Sidney Crosby led the NHL in jersey sales this past season despite missing half of it with a concussion.
That shouldn't be too much of a surprise, though -- the Pittsburgh Penguins has been No. 1 in sweater sales since 2005-06.
Washington Capitals winger Alex Ovechkin was second followed by the Chicago Blackhawks duo of Jonathan Toews and Patrick Kane.
Step forward for Isles
New York Islanders owner Charles Wang appears to be one step closer to building a new arena.
Wang has reached an agreement with Nassau County Executive Edward Mangano on a deal that would give the Isles owner control of a 77-acre parcel of county-owned land surrounding Nassau Coliseum, Newsday reported.
A press conference for Wang and Mangano has been set for Wednesday, at which a revenue-sharing agreement is expected to be announced.
A source said Wang would get the site "exclusively for a new hockey arena and surface parking and no other development."