Free Agency Update: Flyers Not Interested in Jaromir Jagr

After a busy first day of free agency, one that involved signing two goalies (the primary one being Ray Emery), the Philadelphia Flyers have been quiet for the past 24 hours, not making any moves.

Jagr during his stint with the Flyers (via NHLSnipers)

With several of the big names moving/signing over the past couple days (Derek Roy, Viktor Stalberg, Jerome Iginla, Bobby Ryan), many wonder who the Flyers might be interested in bringing in on the offensive end, especially at the wing. Names such as Damien Brunner, Mikhail Grabovsky, and re-signing Simon Gagne have been thrown around.

One person who the Flyers will not be adding, however, is Jaromir Jagr, NHL insider Josh Rimer told Khandyman Sports. The Flyers have not contacted Jagr or even met with him to this point, which likely stems from their current lack of cap space and his age (41).

While he had a solid season with the Flyers two years ago, with 19 goals and 35 assists (20 power-play points), he is not the type of player who the Flyers are looking to add this offseason. Smart move by Paul Holmgren to stay away from him.

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Author:Manav Khandelwal

I am the founder of Khandyman Sports, and follow all Philadelphia pro sports teams religiously. I also write for the Hoop76, covering the Sixers for ESPN, and am a credentialed Flyers reporter for Main Line Media News.

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2 Comments on “Free Agency Update: Flyers Not Interested in Jaromir Jagr”

  1. Flyer fan
    July 11, 2013 at 12:27 am #

    How can you say this is a smart move for the flyers did you watch any of the playoffs this past year? Jäger was a crucial part in Boston’s success and also a big part in the Flyers success two years ago he made Hartnell a great player and was a HUGE improvement in the locker room. We waste a huge contract on a bum goale and throw a ton of money away in insane contracts that are uneccesary. The Flyers can only get better in giving Jäger a one year deal.

    • July 12, 2013 at 6:21 pm #

      Hello “Flyer Fan,”

      Thank you for reading my piece and taking the time to comment. I agree Jagr was a crucial part of Boston’s success but the team cannot afford his salary after signing the likes of Lecavalier and Streit. Also, he is not worth, at this point in his career, the years and $ he is looking for.

      Thanks,

      Manav

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