Tuesday, July 3, 2012
Source: Bruins, Jagr aren't a match
By James Murphy
While Bruins general manager Peter Chiarelli indicated he may do something in what he called "the secondary market" for free agency and trades, there have not been many rumblings coming out of the Bruins’ management office since free agency began Sunday.
Some fans have been wondering whether the Bruins would consider adding unrestricted free agent Jaromir Jagr. The answer to that is a decisive “no.”
According to an NHL source with direct knowledge of the situation, there is no interest from either Jagr or the Bruins side because based on team’s needs as well as player’s desire to be a top-6 forward and make at least $4 million per season.
After playing three seasons for Omsk Avangard in the KHL, the 40-year-old Jagr returned to the NHL last season to play for Philadelphia, where scored an impressive 19 goals and tallied 54 points in 73 games. He appeared to wear down in the playoffs, however, with just one goal and seven assists in 11 games as the Flyers made it to the second round before falling to the New Jersey Devils in five games.
Jagr's agent, Petr Svoboda, on Tuesday told Pierre LeBrun of ESPN.com that he hopes to have his client signed by the end of this week.