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by George Malik on 06/30/11 at 02:51 PM ET
If we are to believe Blesk, as many as 12 teams have supposedly jumped into the Jaromir Jagr sweepstakes, with the Wings supposedly believed to be the favorite, but ESPN’s Scott Burnside provides us with a bottom line, and it’s simple—as TSN’s Bob McKenzie has suggested on Twitter, Jagr’s being Jagr and his agent’s drawing this situation out to ridiculous levels, having informed neither the Red Wings nor the Penguins as to his client’s intentions:
The Pittsburgh Penguins, Detroit Red Wings and Montreal Canadiens continue to await word on if Jaromir Jagr will return to the NHL. As of 1 p.m. ET on Thursday, Pittsburgh general manager Ray Shero told ESPN.com’s Scott Burnside he had not heard from Jaromir Jagr’s agent, Petr Svoboda.
Likewise, Red Wings GM Ken Holland told Burnside he had not heard from Jagr or his agent as of early Thursday afternoon.
Sources had told the Pittsburgh Tribune-Review an agreement was in place with the Penguins as Jagr flew from the Czech Republic to the United States. Jagr also has a one-year offers from Detroit and Montreal, according to multiple media reports.
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