Jonathan Stout of Canes Country: Jaromir Jagr’sagent, Petr Svoboda confirms that the Hurricanes are on Jagr’s short list of teams he’s interested in. There are more than three teams interested in Jagr and there is no timetable for a decision.
So it seems like the following is going down...
Jim Rutherford really wants to focus on defense and is trying to get Ron Hainsey or Ryan Whitney (his "big name" free agents) to take a pay cut and come play in Carolina. Personally, I believe Hainsey is the guy we are most interested in because I think he is willing to take a pay cut due to the fact that his family still resides in Atlanta (Hainsey has been with Winnipeg/Atlanta since 2008).
I think Rutherford wants to add Hainsey and trade Pitkanen for a winger, but if he is not able to do that; he is willing to sign Jagr on a one year deal in Carolina.
It appears as though Jagr is waiting the process out because his preferred destination is the Hurricanes.
Just my $0.02.