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Picking new team is going to take Jagr ‘some time’

Jul 6, 2013, 8:16 PM EDT

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A lot of the big name free agents have found new teams, but Jaromir Jagr is still weighing his options. By the sounds of things, he isn’t in any rush to agree to terms.

“He definitely still wants to play, and there is some interest in him,” Jagr’s agent, Petr Svoboda said, according to “I think it’s going to take some time, but you never know for sure because there are three teams that are very interested.”

Svoboda didn’t list the three clubs that are vying for the 41-year-old forward’s services, but an earlier report linked Jagr to the Montreal Canadiens.

“Jaromir always wanted play in Montreal,” Svoboda reportedly told TVA Sports. “We discussed with [CEO] Marc Bergevin yesterday. The interest is mutual, but the decision is now up to the Canadiens.”

At one time, Boston was considering re-signing him, but after getting Jarome Iginla and Loui Eriksson, it seems safe to say that the Bruins have moved on.

  1. canucks30 - Jul 6, 2013 at 8:36 PM


  2. canucks30 - Jul 6, 2013 at 8:37 PM

    Jaromir “The Mercenary” Jagr

  3. concoursrider - Jul 6, 2013 at 9:12 PM

    Please take him Montreal!! He’s all yours!

  4. Habib Marwan - Jul 6, 2013 at 10:00 PM

    ya’ll are stupid to rag on this hall of famer

  5. hazlydose - Jul 6, 2013 at 10:09 PM

    I’m a penguins fan and harbor no ill will towards Jagr. He is an all-time great and is still unbeatable at puck possession and board play at age 41. I hope when he retires that the #68 will be hanging in the rafters at Consol.

    • greenmtnboy31 - Jul 8, 2013 at 11:34 AM

      Chicago didn’t have any problem taking the puck away from him. He has slowed down a lot and is easily beatable and was muscled off the puck several times as evidenced by his poor showing in the playoffs.

  6. wisdomnfl - Jul 6, 2013 at 10:49 PM

    He has been a wonderful player, but he seems to have turned into a whore.

  7. charliereno - Jul 6, 2013 at 11:05 PM

    Jagr needs to walk away. He’s a first ballot Hall of Famer, but he’s beginning to remind me of Brett Favre. Let it go.

    • slysipops - Jul 7, 2013 at 12:04 AM

      yeah, aint that the truth! a full season might just be more than he can take. he was puffing like a race horse after half shifts this year

  8. slysipops - Jul 7, 2013 at 12:10 AM

    i never thought crap like this would happen in hockey ! i suppose with all the TRENDY, nacho eating, iphone picture taking fans frequenting the new mega -rinks it was enevitable !

  9. slysipops - Jul 7, 2013 at 12:22 AM

    oh and JAMMIE, you can shave off the hairs in thr center of your playoff beard all you want…but when new ones replace the old ones……they’ll still be white !

  10. beavertonsteve - Jul 7, 2013 at 4:41 AM

    I say keep playing until they make you stop.

  11. quizguy66 - Jul 7, 2013 at 8:19 AM

    Jagr’s had one of the strangest careers ever in the NHL. A true journeyman superstar. You don’t see many of those.

  12. blueballzny - Jul 7, 2013 at 3:21 PM

    He can still put the puck in the net. I would love for my Islanders to sign him. Tavares would have a true superstar next to him for the first time in his young career. Scary thought! Plus, with all the young studs coming up in the Isles system, having a future Hall of Famer to help them out would go a long way. The Isles need to spend around $10 million just to get to the cap floor. Giving Jagr $4-5 million for 1 year might be worth it.

  13. 8man - Jul 7, 2013 at 6:29 PM

    I love this guy’s grit and dedication. No one worked harder. But you can’t turn back the ravages of time and honestly, I don’t know he gets through a full 82 game season AND then playoffs.

    Wish him the best, though.

  14. townie1266 - Jul 8, 2013 at 10:36 AM

    Come on Bruins , pick him back up!!!!!!

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