Jaromir Jagr’s contract is more like a crazy ride and just seemed to roll on yesterday evening with absolutely no resolution yet in sight. According to the player’s agent Petr Svoboda yesterday night the field of teams for whom he was considering playing for is in fact growing instead of narrowing down. It was first believed that there were three teams he was considering i.e. the Montreal Canadians, Detroit and Pittsburgh and two other teams that the champ was looking to return to after he played his last three years on the Kontinental Hockey League’s contract. NFL betting lines
However this does not seem to be the case now.
Svoboda speaking to ESPN last night said “There’s a lot more teams now we’re talking to,”
Now in order to get the deal done the time for their free agency period will start on Friday ET and his plans have now gotten broader. His agent is saying that Jagr 39 will now make his decision in the next few days and it is something we all know is going to be more than that. Football betting lines
He added “I’m not going to put a time frame on it,” “Basically we have nothing new and I can’t tell you anything,”
This is something which comes as a disappointment for the Penguins who have been constantly told by Svoboda that his client i.e. Jagr is more than interested in playing for the Pittsburg Penguins where he was responsible for winning them two Stanley cups in the early 90s. it is also believed that he was offered a $2 million and one year deal by the Penguins . He said many times in the past that he has the desire to get back to Pittsburg if he got back to the NHL that is! but was strong about that money wouldn’t be a factor.
The Red Wings are still interested but they didn’t have any new information on this report on Thursday evening regarding whether they will consider Jagr. Now it is left to be seen if Jagr’s ability to make a timely decision does affect the final decision of the team as they have allotted free agent money starting from Friday afternoon is something which remains to be seen. Svoboda how is now in Montreal says that Jagr is in New York as the process proceeds. Basketball betting lines