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Jagr’s agent emphatically shoots down Buffalo rumors

Jul 9, 2013, 3:26 PM EDT

Jaromir Jagr AP

The agent representing Jaromir Jagr says there’s no truth to reports his client was entertaining the idea of signing in Buffalo.

“I have not talked to anybody in Buffalo and the Sabres have not called,” Petr Svoboda told the Buffalo News on Tuesday.

“It’s absolutely not true. Speculation.”

The report originated from a Czech publication ( and was highlighted on Yahoo!’s Puck Daddy, which also cited Montreal and Carolina as potential landing spots for the 41-year-old winger.

Dave Davis of The Sabres Observer asked Svoboda about the Czech report, to which the former NHLer said “It’s a guessing game I think, you know?”

Buffalo has around $11 million in available cap space and has been remarkably quite on the trade and free agent front thus far. The Sabres’ lone move was re-signing defenseman Alexander Sulzer to a one-year deal.

Jagr is arguably the highest-profile free agent left on the open market. He’s been tied to the Canadiens by a number of sources, but appears determined to take his time with the decision.

Last year, Jagr waited three days into free agency before signing a one-year, $4.55 million deal with Dallas.

  1. ibieiniid - Jul 9, 2013 at 3:38 PM

    translation: “get a real job you f’ing bloggers.”

  2. westinpat - Jul 9, 2013 at 3:48 PM

    For once I’m glad a player doesn’t want to sign with Buffalo.

  3. cofran2004 - Jul 9, 2013 at 3:53 PM

    remarkably quite, eh?

  4. Habib Marwan - Jul 9, 2013 at 4:10 PM

    Buffalo …………….lol……

    thats all.

  5. derrico2 - Jul 9, 2013 at 4:36 PM

    “The Sabres’ lone move was re-signing defenseman Alexander Sulzer to a one-year deal.”

    They actually traded for Tallinder yesterday as well. Not a huge move, but let’s report correct info.

  6. blastfurnaceknows - Jul 9, 2013 at 4:44 PM

    This story really should have been only one sentence: Jagr will sign with whoever pays him the most, even if it is Buffalo. The headline could read, “What You Already Knew.” But, really, who cares? This guy’s game has deteriorated significantly and he’s a below average human being off the ice.

  7. ecnc30 - Jul 9, 2013 at 5:02 PM

    buffalo?! Joke

  8. theageofquarrel - Jul 9, 2013 at 5:18 PM

    And the highest bidder is………………………………………………………………………………………?

  9. lallin66fan - Jul 9, 2013 at 5:33 PM

    He signed with Dallas when he returned to the NHL and they where a crappy team. Why would stop him to sign with another bad team in Buffalo?

    • nj666 - Jul 9, 2013 at 6:38 PM

      When he came back to the NHL he played for the flyers and then dallas…

    • Habib Marwan - Jul 9, 2013 at 8:29 PM

      the weather, the ugly women up there , the lousy food , oh and a loser franchise that doesnt give it’s fans anything to get excited about ever!

      • zetaone - Jul 9, 2013 at 9:23 PM

        The weather and women maybe, but the food is amazing!

      • grigointhefirst - Jul 9, 2013 at 11:48 PM

        Have you even been to Buffalo? Your comments are a joke

  10. modellforprez - Jul 9, 2013 at 5:37 PM

    Anyone who knows Slush, thats what some of the bookies in PGH call him either that or Mush. yes cause he is a degenarate gambler who besides a few things owns nothing because he gambled it all away over the years knows he will wait and have his agent get the Max. really like any player would do. but he will wait

    • isithockeyseasonyet - Jul 9, 2013 at 8:46 PM

      ‘Besides a few things, owns nothing’. Bitter much?

  11. orangeandblack31 - Jul 9, 2013 at 9:53 PM

    Come back to Philly! 1 year deal, 500k.

  12. papa28792 - Jul 9, 2013 at 10:16 PM

    I remember Svoboda as a player….saw him get shoved into his own bench head first, and when he tried to get up, the other player did it again….a real disrespect move, that Petra did nothing about…he sucked as a player, so I wonder how he is as an agent?….

  13. watchthethrone92 - Jul 9, 2013 at 10:48 PM

    Aaron Hernandez emphatically shoots down snitches

  14. newdolphinslogo - Jul 10, 2013 at 3:54 AM

    Buffalo already has enough chicken wings. Theey don’t need one more.

    • axisofweasels - Jul 10, 2013 at 10:51 AM


  15. gunnerstaal - Jul 10, 2013 at 12:35 PM

    Petr Svoboda loves misdirection almost as much as his client does while possessing the puck.

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