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11-25-2012, 09:01 AM
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Originally Posted by Xegiie View Post
yep...and more confident

I think last season with the Flyers was a re-adjustment period for him in the NHL. Of course the injuries in the second half sidetracked him and he was never the same again at the end of the season.

I think he had also fallen out of favor with Laviolette (not by any fault of Jagr's caracter and hardwork) but because he looked a bit slower and tired and the coach never allowed him to work himself back into the top line.

His minutes were reduced and you can tell Jagr had lost all of his confidence.

Just before the Winter Classic, he was looking actually very good and was in the top 10 in scoring. Everything went downhill after that.

I think Jagr himself was very bothered by his performance last year down the stretch and had worked out really hard this past summer and trimmed down to come back to the NHL and try and prove a point.

He still has some elite game left in him. How much more does he have left is still to be determined.

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