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08-02-2011, 11:04 AM
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Nope, he means 30 PLUS 40 goals, an astounding 70 goals!!!! That's how good Jagr is.
But he means 30 goals and 40 assists.
Jagr had 46 assists in his last season in New York playing with players that couldn't score any goals. That team had no 30 goal scorers and Jagr was being moved around with different centermen because Gomez and Drury who were supposed to center him couldn't bury the goals.
Although Jagr is a great goal scorer; everyone seems to be underrating his playmaking abilities.
Not counting Jagr, the Flyers have potentially 3 30 goal scorers on the team in Briere, Giroux and JVR. Everyone seems to agree that Jagr will help boost the Flyers powerplay. This means Jagr could possibly be good for 10-15 powerplay goals and about 25-40 powerplay assists. People don't realize that Jagr is a playmaker first. Even in his last 3 seasons with the Rangers ( a team that didn't have many goalscorers other than him) he had 69, 66 and 46 assists. He averaged 60 assists in those 3 seasons. With the Flyers I don't see Jagr getting less than 50 assists.
Fans will see Jagr focus more on playmaking as that is what he has been doing at the World Tournaments and the KHL in the last 3 years. BTW the KHL is very, very stingy on secondary assists and they don't count rebounds as assists. Jagr was still racking up the assists there. It has already been discussed how the NHL better suits Jagr's game than the KHL does so I don't buy that "Radulov blew him away in points" crap. Radulov was nowhere to be seen at the Worlds while we all know what Jagr did.
That said, Jagr will get about 30-35 goals and 50-60 assists total with a much better performance 5-on-5 than most people seem to think.
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