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Thursday, June 30, 2011

FLYERS VICTIM OF JAGR BOMB?

Just got off the phone with someone I trust.

I was told Jagr has already told Lemieux that he's going to sign with Pittsburgh and that the Penguins have a huge front page for their Web site ready to go live at Noon tomorrow with a big "welcome home" theme.

Why the delay then?

From what I was told Jagr's agent Petr Svoboda may have been trying to lure another team into offering Jagr a bit more money so he can put a PR spin like "I turned down more money to come back to Pittsburgh."

Is it possible the Flyers are that team?

Maybe. Maybe not. There is no evidence that the Flyers even made an offer, although they have discussed the possibility.

But if it's true, it wouldn't surprise... Jagr needs to make a splash after being gone for three years.

However, Jagr is aloof enough that maybe, just maybe, he's changed his mind.

Get some sleep tonight. Tomorrow is going to be cuckoo for Cocoa Puffs.


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11 Comments:

Anonymous Presidentjlh said...

If this turns out to be the case, you are my hero, Mr. SanFilippo, even if you are a Philly fan at heart.

June 30, 2011 at 11:03 PM 
Blogger Sports reporting said...

who cares Jagr is over the hill. we dont need him. if this is our big free agent signing we are crazy.

i suggest we dont sign anyone cause none are worth the money on the market besides richards or stamkos (RFA). keep the cap and go after suter next offseason or parise.

June 30, 2011 at 11:44 PM 
Anonymous Anonymous said...

philly sucks!!!

July 1, 2011 at 1:04 AM 
Anonymous Byers said...

I love how flyers fans are so used to losing to the pens that they already have a response cooked up before anything even happens. Classic!

July 1, 2011 at 8:50 AM 
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Shittsburgh sucks!!! bitch

July 1, 2011 at 9:08 AM 
Anonymous Anonymous said...

byers . . . were sooo used to losing to the pens? season series last season. you probably didn't watch last season though because sid and malkin didn't play for half of it and the only reason you became a fan in 2005 was because they were drafted. bandwagon like the rest of your city.

July 1, 2011 at 9:30 AM 
Blogger delawarept said...

Flyers' all time record vs Pens:
137 W - 87 L - 30 T

I wouldn't call that dominating by the Penguins.....

July 1, 2011 at 9:34 AM 
Blogger delawarept said...

he he he:
http://www.nhl.com/ice/news.htm?id=567893 11:35 a.m. There will be no Jaromir Jagr in Pittsburgh next season. The pittsburgh Penguins have withdrawn their offer for the Czech forward, a move they announced by e-mail just minutes ago. “We made what we thought was a very fair contract offer to Jaromir on Tuesday, based on his stated interest of returning to the Penguins,” GM Ray Shero said in the statement. “We made our best offer from the start, given our salary cap structure, in an attempt to facilitate the deal. But now, after several days, with an extended time frame for making a decision, and additional teams getting involved, we have decided to move in a different direction. It was never our intention to get involved in a free-agent bidding war, and we have to focus on our team. Jaromir is one of the greatest pLayers in Penguins history and we wish him all the best.”

July 1, 2011 at 12:08 PM 
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Ha...couldn't be more wrong. Throw that "source" in the garbage.

July 1, 2011 at 2:08 PM 
Anonymous Anonymous said...

jagr rules!!

July 2, 2011 at 4:02 AM 
Anonymous Las Vegas Sportsbook said...

Well those are the things that you don't expect that he happens but at least we know that he isn't so loyal.

May 31, 2013 at 7:40 PM 

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