NHL Rumors: Jaromir Jagr's Agent Says He Isn't Using Penguins Negotiations As Leverage

Jaromir Jagr's agent, Petr Svoboda says he isn't using conversations with NHL teams like the Penguins to gain leverage to negotiate a bigger contract for his client in Russia.

"It's absolutely not true," Petr Svoboda said when presented with the leverage theory. "I've heard that, but it's not true. I mean, there's always that option if things don't work out with (the NHL), but this is not about trying to get more money from (the KHL). I know Jags wants to come back to the NHL and for the right reasons."

Many Penguins fans were somewhat concerned about the possibility that, after all this, Jagr would go back to the KHL. It's looking more and more like he'll end up in the NHL, though, and if he's going to play in the NHL, the Penguins definitely should be contenders - he's a good match for their needs right now, and he still has a home in town.

Trending Discussions

X
Log In Sign Up

forgot?
Log In Sign Up

Forgot password?

We'll email you a reset link.

If you signed up using a 3rd party account like Facebook or Twitter, please login with it instead.

Forgot password?

Try another email?

Almost done,

Join SB Nation Pittsburgh

You must be a member of SB Nation Pittsburgh to participate.

We have our own Community Guidelines at SB Nation Pittsburgh. You should read them.

Join SB Nation Pittsburgh

You must be a member of SB Nation Pittsburgh to participate.

We have our own Community Guidelines at SB Nation Pittsburgh. You should read them.

Spinner

Authenticating

Great!

Choose an available username to complete sign up.

In order to provide our users with a better overall experience, we ask for more information from Facebook when using it to login so that we can learn more about our audience and provide you with the best possible experience. We do not store specific user data and the sharing of it is not required to login with Facebook.