If Sather was talking to Jagr's agent today, do you think Steve Zipay would get a call from Sather saying "hey guess who im talking to?" The less teams who know the Rangers are in the Jagr mix, the better for our chances of signing him. The only way it gets out that we're interested is if his agent leaks it, and Sather + Svoboda may have an agreement to not disclose that information or the offer comes off the table. This is pure speculation, but Sather may have asked him to wait until they sign Richards to see how much space they have to give Jagr as much as they can.
Jagr isn't in NHL standards anymore. He should retire and let us think he's still good rather than come back and remove the doubt that he's not and make us hate him. The expectations would be too high for his return, he shouldn't come back.