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02-09-2010, 11:05 AM
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Originally Posted by Blueblood 2 View Post
Surely you can't claim Jagr was dropped to the 4th line for all of his lazy play or anybody else punished for poor play.
No, because Jagr had the ability to score goals. A lot of goals.
Originally Posted by Blueblood 2 View Post
Prucha played hard every chance he got yet was never rewarded.
Higgens played hard. Like Prucha, like Vally, like Betts, etc. working hard isn't always enough.
Originally Posted by Blueblood 2 View Post
Jagr's skill level alone brought this team back from embarrassment but only when he felt like it. Not exactly a model of great motivation and coaching leadership.
I disagree with this. Jagr loved it in NY, he didn't want to leave, etc. There is this myth that Jagr only played hard when he wanted too. Is this due to his GODLY abilities in the playoffs? Or during regular season play? Because for anyone who says "Jagr only played when he felt like it." I disagree 100%. Because the playoffs alone - which is when it counts - he was always possessed.

*edit* I am still in awe and completely dumbfounded by the love-fest Petr Prucha gets.

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