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06-12-2004, 01:05 AM
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Jagr is perfect for a rebuilding team.
I think he's terrible for one. I would be afraid of his poor attitude and/or work ethic rubbing off on young guys.

During Jagr's days in Pittsburgh, a lot of young guys came through. Some became good NHLers, some didn't, but those that did NEVER singled out Jagr as any kind of influence to their career. Usually Ron Francis, Mario or Mullen were credited, but never Jagr.

In fact, it is just the opposite. After Jagr got dealt, Ference complained that he was never a good captain and a bad leader for young players. He simply demanded that the puck be passed to him at all times, even going as far as getting into shouting matches with Ference over his inability to force the puck to him.

Jagr's skill probably isn't likely to rub off on players, because most of what he has is God-given. And heck, it's all Jaromir can do to keep himself in track, let alone worrying about some rookies that might be struggling. He's got too many issues of his own.

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