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Jaromir Jagr & Ageism in the NHL

The following essay was submitted to The Hockey Writers by Calvin White in response to our earlier piece, “Why the Blues Should Sign Jaromir Jagr,” written by our own James Gaughan. While non-sports fans will not care, nor even know about, NHL legend Jaromir Jagr’s so-far-failing quest to play another NHL season in which he will turn 46 years old, and sports fans will have...
Via The Hockey Writers
2 days ago

Florida Panthers No-Trade Clauses

No-trade clauses are a powerful negotiating tool for general managers and players alike. For GMs, NTCs can be used to entice a player to lower his asking price in exchange for some semblance of security. And as for players, who have very little control over their lives once drafted, NTCs give them at least some say in their future. Greg Wyshynski published an article dissecting NTCs...
Via The Hockey Writers
16 days ago

Jagr’s agent denies KHL rumors, says Jagr is talking to several NHL teams

Jaromir Jagr is a hockey player you can’t help but root for at this stage of his career. At 45, Jagr is an unrestricted free agent who is searching for a new team. If he’s able to find a team and appear in 57 games, he’ll set the NHL record for most games played in league history.With the veteran unsigned, rumors are swirling that he is eyeing a return to the KHL. Jagr skated...
Via The Comeback
July 11, 2017  |  Discuss

ECHL team makes creative, compelling offer to Jaromir Jagr

The ageless Jaromir Jagr, 45, hasn’t yet received an offer from an NHL team this offseason, despite a desire to continue his professional hockey career at the highest level.The Florida Panthers have opted not to bring back Jagr, despite the fact he remained a contributor, notching 46 points while playing in all 82 games last season. Jagr, who has expressed hope of playing until...
Via Sportress of Blogitude
July 11, 2017  |  Discuss

NHL players signing contracts on lawn mowers and talking lawn care is now a thing

Joe Thornton made headlines earlier this month when he signed a new one-year, $8 million contract to remain with the San Jose Sharks. Though it was noteworthy that the 38-year-old decided to stay in San Jose for a 13th season, the real story was that he signed his contract while out on his tractor mowing his yard. You don’t see too many athletes signing contracts while they...
Via The Comeback
July 06, 2017  |  Discuss

The Latest: Petrovic stays with Florida Panthers

Via Associated Press
July 01, 2017  |  Discuss

Jaromir Jagr sends funny tweets about his free agency struggle

Jaromir Jagr shared a funny tweet Thursday about the realities of his free agency situation.Jagr, who is now 45, had 46 points last season with the Florida Panthers. Despite his age, he still wants to continue playing, but the question is whether teams want him.Take a look at these funny tweets: Zero calls for Jagr! He has to make the calls himself! Hey, at the very least, he’s...
Via Larry Brown Sports
June 29, 2017  |  Discuss

Vegas Golden Knights to broadcast games in Spanish

When the new Vegas Golden Knights begin their NHL experience this fall, they’ll be ready to reach out to a mostly untapped market to hockey. The Golden Knights will have a weekly game broadcast on the local ESPN Deportes radio affiliate. Owner Bill Foley hopes that the Las Vegas Hispanic community will embrace the sport.The Golden Knights will become just the third NHL team to...
Via Awful Announcing
April 18, 2017  |  Discuss

Box Score 4/4: Tar Heels zigged the Zags

Want more news first thing in the day? Sign up for the Yardbarker Morning Bark newsletter here.Good morning and welcome to the YB Box Score, what we're reading after fouling out in last night's championship. Happy birthday today to Ben Gordon, Roberto Luongo and Jack Del Rio. On this date in 1989 Kareem Abdul-Jabbar played his last game in the NBA. Daily brain workoutName every...
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April 04, 2017  |  Discuss

Tom Rowe is the Florida Panthers’ biggest problem

Just a couple of days before the Florida Panthers were eliminated from playoff contention, head coach Tom Rowe called out the team’s core players for underperforming after they lost to the Buffalo Sabres. Rowe told the Florida Sun Sentinel on Tuesday, “Just because guys… have contracts, doesn’t mean they can’t be traded either.” With that comment, Rowe put the blame on...
Via isportsweb.com
April 02, 2017  |  Discuss

Who will be the Florida Panthers’ coach next season?

The Florida Panthers’ season is over. They have not been officially eliminated yet but they are now eight points behind the Toronto Maple Leafs who hold the final wild card spot with only ten games left in the season. On top of that the Panthers have lost 12 of their last 15 games and removed themselves from the playoff chase. Now the team has to look towards next season. The biggest...
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March 22, 2017  |  Discuss

Trade deadline move too little, too late for Florida Panthers

The Florida Panthers are not out of the playoff race just yet but they have not been doing themselves any favors with their recent play. They have lost three in a row and are only 4-5-1 in their last ten games. Despite a hot streak only a few weeks ago that saw them win eight of nine games, the Panthers have fallen flat once again. During the trade deadline the Panthers were pretty...
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March 11, 2017  |  Discuss
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