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Jagr would like to re-sign with the Flyers

Posted on: January 19, 2012 5:59 pm
 
JagrBy: Adam Gretz

During his first 38 games with the Philadelphia Flyers this season Jaromir Jagr has shown that he's still capable of being a top-scorer in the NHL, and it sounds like he's interested in signing a new deal with team once his current one-year contract expires after the season.

“If I play good? I don’t think it’s going to be a problem because, from my side, I’m happy,” said Jagr on Thursday, via Tim Panaccio  of CSN Philadelphia. “I like this team too much. I don’t want to go anywhere.”

He also added that his priorities aren't financial, and that he simply wants to be in a situation and environment where he's happy, and that if it were about getting the biggest paycheck he would have simply stayed in Russia where he could have made "three times as much." He's probably not wrong about that, but if he doesn't sign a new deal before July 1 and hits the unrestricted free agent market (a relatively dry one as far as scorers go) does anybody really believe that he isn't going to go to the team that offers him the most money?

The free agency pursuit of Jagr this past summer, as he made his return to the NHL after a three-year stay in Russia, proved to be a small clown car short of a circus, and after Detroit and Pittsburgh, the early favorites for his services, dropped out of the running, Jagr surprisingly signed with the Flyers for $3.3 million.

It's proven to be a pretty good deal for both sides.

Jagr has played a rather large role in Philadelphia this season next to Claude Giroux, and has been nearly a point-per-game player, recording 34 points for what has been the second highest scoring team in the league

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Comments

Since: Apr 27, 2009
Posted on: January 22, 2012 12:11 am
 

Jagr would like to re-sign with the Flyers

Blitz we've butted heads on this already but your logic makes no sense. We can agree that he could have made much more $ in the KHL. He walked away from millions in the KHL because money wasnt an issue yet you contend that for a mere .3 mill he would have chose Pitt over Philly but he didnt because he was insulted??? By his idol??? He could have returned a hero yet he decide to sign with Philly. If it was truly about winning a championship dont you think it would have made more sense to sign with Pitt or Detroit rather than Philly?

I have no idea why he didnt sign with the Pens but based on everything we know the .3 million excuse dosent add up.




Since: Nov 3, 2006
Posted on: January 20, 2012 7:49 pm
 

Jagr would like to re-sign with the Flyers

In case you forgot, he said money wasn't an issue before this season too. He knew the Pens didn't have much cap space so if he took that as an insult he's an idiot
They had 3.3mil, so don't even go there.  Instead of giving the deal to Sullivan, they could have used that money towards Jagr.  They didn't and that's that.

If he didn't sign with the Penguins after saying money isn't an issue, why wouldn't he do the same thing to the Flyers?
I didn't say he wouldn't, or that it's likely he wouldn't.  Ever.  He's going to sign probably for less than his value, but he isn't going to be a cheapie either.  3.3mil for what he provides is a bargain, a big one.

If some team comes calling with more money, he's going for the money. That's why I say don't count on him until he's under contract.
Again, I didn't say he wouldn't go for that money.  However, he might still sign with the Flyers for less (relatively) instead of a non-Cup contender.  However, if another Cup contender gave him a bigger offer?  Yeh, he's most likely going to go with that team.  What would be keeping him here?  At the same time, if the Flyers offer him something he's not willing to sign for, even though he is willing to sign for lower than his value but not that low, why would he sign here?  It's the same reason why he didn't sign with the Pens.  He offered to play at a discount, but there's a line for everybody.  Penguins could have offered 3mil, and I bet you he would have taken it even if Philly offered him the 3.3mil. 

One thing is for sure, if it was TRULY ALL ABOUT money, why would he be playing in the NHL?  The answer is obvious, he wants to win a championship and he wants to hoist up the most prestigous trophy in not only the sport he plays, but argubly the most prestigous trophy in sports. 



Since: Nov 3, 2006
Posted on: January 20, 2012 7:38 pm
 

Jagr would like to re-sign with the Flyers

No, it's called "knowing what kind of idiots there are on message boards". If I didn't say that, people would have looked at my profile, saw I'm a Penguin fan, and said it anyway. So I was just saving you the hastle of having to look up that I'm a Penguin fan.
I coudn't care less about what fanbase you're from, but your words without even looking at your profile pretty much would have id'ed you as a Penguins fan, even without that statement. 

But go ahead and believe what Jagr has to say. He's a real trustworthy guy.
Who ever said I trusted him?  He's a professional athlete.  If you trust professional athletes to their exact words, especially when it comes to financial mattes, then you're a fool. 



Since: Dec 7, 2008
Posted on: January 20, 2012 4:03 pm
 

Jagr would like to re-sign with the Flyers

You said it and nobody else.

That's called a "guilty concious".

No, it's called "knowing what kind of idiots there are on message boards". If I didn't say that, people would have looked at my profile, saw I'm a Penguin fan, and said it anyway. So I was just saving you the hastle of having to look up that I'm a Penguin fan.

But go ahead and believe what Jagr has to say. He's a real trustworthy guy.



Since: Dec 7, 2008
Posted on: January 20, 2012 3:58 pm
 

Jagr would like to re-sign with the Flyers

When you lowball a guy, they usually turn their back on you because by lowballing you effectively turned your back on them which is exactly what the Penguins did.

In case you forgot, he said money wasn't an issue before this season too. He knew the Pens didn't have much cap space so if he took that as an insult he's an idiot. If he didn't sign with the Penguins after saying money isn't an issue, why wouldn't he do the same thing to the Flyers? If some team comes calling with more money, he's going for the money. That's why I say don't count on him until he's under contract.




Since: Jan 2, 2007
Posted on: January 20, 2012 3:25 pm
 

Jagr would like to re-sign with the Flyers

Sign the Jagg-Off!  He'll disappear in the playoffs!  Bwahahahahaha
...shouts the moron from the cheap seats.

Jagr has always been good for a point a game in the playoffs -- and often quite a few more.  The only person who would complain about Jagr in the playoffs would be a fan of a team who Jagr has beaten down in the past.  Now that he's with us, that's one less team that had been abused by Jagr who will complain.



Since: Nov 3, 2006
Posted on: January 20, 2012 3:05 pm
 

Jagr would like to re-sign with the Flyers

I know, I know, I'm just a bitter Penguin fan right?
You said it and nobody else.

That's called a "guilty concious".



Since: Nov 3, 2006
Posted on: January 20, 2012 3:04 pm
 

Jagr would like to re-sign with the Flyers

If he turns his back on his "friend" and "idol" imagine what he'd do to the Flyers. Unless of course he just wanted a team to stroke his "ego" and the Pens wouldn't do it.
When you lowball a guy, they usually turn their back on you because by lowballing you effectively turned your back on them which is exactly what the Penguins did.



Since: Dec 7, 2008
Posted on: January 20, 2012 11:12 am
 

Jagr would like to re-sign with the Flyers

I wouldn't believe anything he said if I was the Flyers. He said the same things this last offseason about Pittsburgh. If he turns his back on his "friend" and "idol" imagine what he'd do to the Flyers. Unless of course he just wanted a team to stroke his "ego" and the Pens wouldn't do it.

I know, I know, I'm just a bitter Penguin fan right? But until he is under contract, I wouldn't count on him being a Flyer next year.




Since: Sep 5, 2006
Posted on: January 20, 2012 3:00 am
 

Jagr would like to re-sign with the Flyers

On the bench, and in the locker room, without Pronger, Jagr now speaks volumes, and people are listening. Giroux? Stupid not to listen, and learn. Good move all the way. Create a 2 year deal with incentives and clauses to move him forward, it could be a great way to close out a top level career.


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