Montreal Canadiens Fall Out of Jaromir Jagr Sweepstakes
Yesterday, TCL's own Matt Brigidi posted that Jaromir Jagr and the Montreal Canadiens were close to a deal.
Today, numerous reports came out that the Canadiens lost interest in Jagr, most likely because Jagr is seeking $4 million. The Canadiens offered the winger a one-year $3-million deal.
"[Canadiens GM Marc] Bergevin called me this morning and told me they have no interest in Jagr," Petr Svoboda, Jagr's agent, commented to CJAD 800 radio in Montreal.
Jagr, 40, notched 54 points last season with the Flyers. Jagr decided to test the free agent market, though he still has interest in returning to the Flyers for another season where he played on a line with team points leader Claude Giroux and team goals leader Scott Hartnell.
Yesterday, CSN reported that Jagr garnered interest from a lot of teams, including the Flyers.
“He got 21 offers; I’m not kidding,” said agent and former Flyer defenseman Petr Svoboda. “We’re not in a hurry. We have plenty of time to sign him. There’s lots of interest.”