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01-29-2010, 01:18 AM
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Originally Posted by FLYLine24 View Post real argument against that...but Jagr came to play every game....and 90% of the time he himself tried to make it a game.

Love Gabby...but the past 5 weeks really made me realize how much Jagr meant to this club when he was our only offensive tool for his time here.....Gaborik unfortunately will never be like Jagr..

Another reason why I say Jagr was a GREAT captain for this club...he came every game..
Jaromir Jagr is one of the most underrated players of all time. It's no slight to Gaborik to say he's not going to ever be like Jagr. We were completely spoiled by what he did. He took the team on his shoulders and carried it, with help from Lundqvist.

You can't build teams like the 05-06 team. It was an accident that we even did well that year. Sather said before the season that the goal for the year was to rebuild. Making the playoffs was nowhere on his radar. There was no genius in what he has done post lockout. That was a fluke. He caught an elite player in perhaps the most unstoppable season of his career and his backup goalie turned into a Vezina finalist overnight. That's not the result of good management. That's the result of luck.

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