Friday, July 1, 2011

Jaromir Jagr Signs With Philadelphia Flyers

After weeks of speculation on the destination and days of waiting since he was supposed to make a decision, Jaromir Jagr has agreed to terms with the Philadelphia Flyers.  The Flyers were not among those teams publicly named in the chase for the 39-year-old right wing, but according to their official twitter they have signed him for next season.
Per #Flyers GM Paul Holmgren: The Philadelphia Flyers have agreed to a contract with free agent RW Jaromir Jagr.
The Pittsburgh Penguins and Detroit Red Wings both pulled their offers for the right wing before free agency commenced at noon.  For those who thought it was not about the money for Jagr, Nick Kypreos of Sportsnet is reporting that the Flyers exceeded the $2 million that the Penguins were offering. 

Update: The numbers are in and according to Darren Dreger of TSN, Jagr is going to make $3.3 million next season in Philly further proving it was about the money.

As if the Flyers rivalries with Pittsburgh and New York needed any more fuel, this will bring it.