Penguins

Jaromir Jagr’s Agent Petr Svoboda Talks About Decision

View Comments
(Photo Credit: Doug Pensinger/ALLSPORT/Getty Images)

(Photo Credit: Doug Pensinger/ALLSPORT/Getty Images)

Starkey and Mueller
Read More

Pittsburgh Penguins
Upcoming Games

Buy Penguins Tickets Full Schedule
Wednesday Nov 26
vs. Maple Leafs
Friday Nov 28
vs. Hurricanes
Tuesday Dec 2
vs. Devils
Penguins Central
Shop for Penguins Gear
Buy Penguins Tickets

NHL Scoreboard
NHL Standings
Team STATS
Team Schedule
Team Roster
Team Injuries

PITTSBURGH (Sportradio 93-7 The FAN) — Jaromir Jagr’s agent Petr Svoboda joined Seibel, Starkey, and Miller on 93-7 The FAN to talk about his client’s decision to become a Philadelphia Flyer.

Svoboda started the interview saying congratulations to the Penguin’s organization for trying their best to get Jagr in black and gold.  When asked if it was about money, Svoboda INSISTED multiple, multiple times it was not just for the money, saying if that were the case, he would be back in Russia.

Svoboda knows the fans in Pittsburgh are upset, to which he said the people in the city need to respect his skills and everything he did for the Penguins.

When asked why he chose Philadelphia versus Pittsburgh, Svoboda said again, it was not about money, he went to the team he thought provided him with the best chance to win a Cup.  Speaking on the business end of things, Svoboda talked about Jagr receiving an offer in the $6 million range and turned it down, “proving” he was not in this for money.

The conversation ended with a question about Mario Lemieux and his feelings on the situation, to which Svoboda said Mario was one of the greatest players, and that he is sorry for the hard feelings but said, “let’s not cry over spilled milk.”

View Comments
Follow

Get every new post delivered to your Inbox.

Join 6,245 other followers