Jagr Quote - I don't like it
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06-29-2008, 10:37 AM
Join Date: Jan 2007
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From the Daily News
"You know, money determines your position on the team - especially in the NHL," Jagr told reporters in the Czech Republic on Friday. "As a top earner, you have more respect, they treat you differently than other cheaper players. But what I pursue the most is trust.
"I've already realized that I was playing my best hockey when there was the most pressure on me. I need to hear or need to know: 'This is your team. You are the key element and it will do as you will do.' Then I can play my best hockey. And I feel I can still play on the highest level."
I'm not liking what I'm hearing. If this is how he feels, then he should find another team that's is willing to put all its eggs in his basket because that is not a winning formula.
That is really dissappointing to hear from Jagr. Specifically this part.......
"I need to hear or need to know: 'This is your team. You are the key element and it will do as you will do.' Then I can play my best hockey. "
Your a professional athlete, you shouldn't need someone stroking your ego in order for you to perform at a high level.
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