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07-06-2012, 02:24 PM
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Originally Posted by LatvianTwist View Post
I think it was Hartnell or Jagr, and they chose the long term choice. Don't blame them.

For that spot, at least. That was a big reason why Hartnell scored as many as he did this year.
Hartnell killed it from the slot on the PP. Not sure why Jagr didn't set up on the right wall for one timers still. They rarely ever used him there.

Then he became expendable on the 1st PP when a faster Voracek showed he could carry the puck in more productively than Jagr.

Back in 05-06, Jagr killed it form the right wall on the PP and had an amazing 123 points. Points that Crosby, Malkin, Sedins, Overchin, etc... could not get to since.

He did that with Petr Prucha, Michael Nylander, Michael Roczival, and Martin Straka. Mainly because no one thought he was that much of a threat until it was too late. The next year, everyone double teamed Jagr and his production failed.

The Stars should do everything they can to mimic his play in 05-06. Either they leave Jagr open and he is free to snipe and sauce all over the place. Or they cover him and it leaves Benn, Whitney, and Loui open to snipe.

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