Thread: Rumor on XTRA
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12-03-2003, 08:57 PM
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Originally Posted by Number67
I tend to believe jagr over the NY Daily News crew and others that are saying Jagr wants out without much to go off except on ice performance.
Well there was more than just on-ice performance. There was an interview conducted in Czech and published in a Czech newspaper several months ago that got translated back into English and that started a series of backchannel communiques with translated-into-English remarks attributed to folks represented to be among JJ's inner-circle.

Whether that stuff is based upon genuine Jagr-speak or whether it was distortion we'll never know. But it doesn't matter.

The point is that the speculation was based on more than simply Jagr's on-ice performance and antics on the bench. It was based upon things he was alleged to have said in Czech.

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