Found October 19, 2011 on
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Say what you will about Jaromir Jagr's four power-play assists/no goals start for the Philadelphia Flyers, but at least he hasn't been dropped to the fourth line. Or scratched. Or had people wondering what sort of injury he's nursing, or questioning his contract. At least not yet, or not loudly enough to notice.
The five players highlighted here are under a little more scrutiny, in some cases because their teams are. This isn't a comprehensive list of all free agents that might have stumbled out of the gate; just a snapshot of some that have.
(Keep in mind we didn't include James Wisniewski of the Columbus Blue Jackets here because he's been suspended since the preseason. And that's not fair.)
We begin with one of the more controversial signings of the summer:
Ville Leino, Buffalo Sabres
Remember how everyone was saying the Ville Leino would struggle in Buffalo because of his "new" position and the weight of his contract? Those people are prob...
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The Flyers have to be happy so far with their offseason decision to sign 39-year-old free agent Jaromir Jagr. Jagr, who is playing on a line with 22-year-old James van Riemsdyk and 23-year-old Claude Giroux, has four assists in his team's first five games. But more importantly, the Flyers haven't lost a game in regulation, getting another win on Tuesday night to start the...
Jaromir Jagr admitted on Wednesday that the three years he spent in Washington weren't the best of his career.
"The part I was playing there I would rather forget. I wasn't very good," Jagr said on Wednesday, one day before his Philadelphia Flyers (4-0-1) host the undefeated Washington Capitals (5-0-0).
Jagr led the NHL in scoring for four straight years when...
from Jeff Z. Klein of the New York Times, Jaromir Jagr just keeps reinventing himself, over and over.
Fun-loving scoring prodigy, anti-Soviet Czech nationalist, champion, moping quitter, maturing superstar, enthusiastic Russophile. Now, four games into his return to the N.H.L. with the Philadelphia Flyers after three years in the Kontinental Hockey League, Jagr is reinvented again...
Philadelphia Flyers winger Jaromir Jagr doesn’t want to do anything but play hockey, and he hopes to do so until age 50, according to a Sports Illustrated feature titled "The Jagr Hockey School" that hit newsstands Wednesday. While he’s yet to light the lamp with a goal, his leadership off the ice is what intrigued Flyers management to sign the veteran forward this...
From Nicholas J. Cotsonika at Yahoo! Sports:
The key to Jaromir Jagr(notes) might be the key – the key that unlocks the door to the Philadelphia Flyers’ practice facility in Voorhees, N.J. The team has given it to him at his request, so he can go there late at night sometimes – like, 11 o’clock late – to work out and skate on his own.
If they want, his teammates can come...
Fact: Maroon 5's hit song "Moves Like Jagger" was co-written by the same person who co-wrote Ke$ha's "TiK-ToK"; has anyone alerted the Vatican of this Devil incarnate's presence on Earth and his apparent plan to infect humanity with repetitive choruses and lyrical references to Mick Jagger?
Also a fact: The name "Jagger" is two letters away...
If there is any positive to be taken from September's Lokomotiv Yaroslavl tragedy, it's the swift response by the international hockey community to provide comfort and support to the grieving families.
Love for Lokomotiv, a fundraising effort organized by hockey wives Kodette LaBarbera, Katerina Jokinen, Brijet Whitney and Erica Lundmark, is aiding the families affected...
By Kevin Weekes - NHL Network Analyst / Weekes on the Web
There's no denying the skill of Jaromir Jagr. But something people either ignore or don't know about is the man's work ethic.
When we were teammates with the Ranger...