“Yes, such an opportunity really existed. The teams had discussed how that could be fulfilled. But it did not depend on me. Should Omsk ask me to join Edmonton, I’d do that. But that was not something I desired myself. After we made the playoffs, the whole thing ceased to be an issue.”
- Jaromir Jagr of Avangard Omsk in the Kontinental League addressing the rumor that he almost joined the Edmonton Oilers for the end of this NHL season.