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A bit about Jagr and a ‘deep breath’ suggestion is all we’ve got today (thus far, anyway)

I'm convinced that the NHL's celebrating the one-year anniversary of their first CBA proposal to the NHLPA being leaked by one RDS's Renaud Lavoie, opening the insanity that was the "2012-2013" lockout, by giving each and every one of its GM's jet fuel massages at the NHL headquarters in New York...

But it is indeed a quiet day (are all the GM's taking the U.S. holiday weekend off to wait for bigger PR punches on Monday?), and aside from Paul's noting of the TVA report that the Canadiens and Jaromir Jagr's agent are talking, this snippet from the Associated Press is all we've got in terms of rumors or innuendo about free agents' destinations:

Jaromir Jagr's agent says three teams are "very interested" in his 41-year-old client.

Petr Svoboda, though, told The Associated Press on Saturday he expects it to take some time for the NHL's active scoring leader to sign a contract.

Jagr might have company waiting for a new job.

J.P. Barry, who represents two of the top free agents available, Daniel Cleary and Mason Raymond, says he thinks decision-makers are taking a breath after a frenzy of activity Friday.

Day 1 of the free agency flurry included Jarome Iginla signing a one-year deal worth as much as $6 million with Boston, which almost acquired him last season from Calgary. Nathan Horton cashed in on his post-season performance for the Eastern Conference champions Bruins with a $37.1 million, seven-year contract in Columbus.

Update: The AP posted a larger article with more context an hour after posting the above "blurb."

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