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08-16-2011, 10:36 AM
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If Richie and Carter can put up 60 points, there is no reason a healthy Jagr can't do the same.
It is hard to say how well he can adapt when he comes back
, but he will be playing with some talented guys "Briere,Giroux,JVR,Voracek"
He has a ceiling that could reach 80 points if he plays the majority of the season.
The biggest benefit of having jagr is the knowledge and experience he brings to the younger players on this team. That kind of thing usually goes overlooked, but having Jagr+Pronger is definitely a benefit, even if they are passed their prime.
I think if anything it's adapting to the team, finding chemistry with his teammates and adapting to the system that will be the only issue.
I think adapting to the NHL game again won't be a problem, he's already training in Kladno and he's doing drills that are fit for the NHL. He knows what to expect, this is a league he dominated for over a decade. He's a big, strong guy and has been relatively lucky for not having suffered any serious injuries (other than the dislocated shoulder that require reconstructive surgery but he's fully healed from that).
He's healthy now, he's more fit, he has trimmed down and that can only help his agility and quickness on his skates.
Most people that are expecting to get around 50-60 Pts think he's not going to be able to handle the physicality of the NHl and the grind of the season and that he's too slow to keep up with the rest of the NHL.
He was slow post-lockout and yet had 123, 96 and 71 Pts in that span and was above PPG in the 3 combined playoffs. That was due in large for being 245 lbs.
He's 225 lbs now, being more slim can only help his speed. The hands, passing, vision, stickhandling and shooting he possesses haven't left him just yet. His size will allow to win battles along the boards.
He's tailor made for the NHL.
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