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01-06-2013, 10:21 PM
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livewell68
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Originally Posted by Officer Farva View Post
Yes a bucket is a helmet. And many people are questioning Jagr due to his age, and the level he will be playing. He never exactly set the league on fire last year.
He didn't set the league on fire no but he did have 41 Pts in his first 40 games before his injury which was good enough for 9th in league scoring at that point and this was despite having taken a good 10 games to simply regain his timing for the faster NHL game after being away from it for 3 seasons in the KHL where the pace of the game is slower due to the larger ice surfaces. Jagr didn't prepare himself well for the game last season as he was 240 lbs and he thought the game was still the way it was when he left it in 2007-08 when he would just use his body and size along the boards and play a cycle game. He admitted this himself.

He lost the weight and dropped down to 220 lbs in the offseason for a reason. http://m.espn.go.com/nhl/playerupdate?playerId=405&wjb=

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Jagr, who some felt slowed towards the end of the season, plans to change his training regime this offseason in order to lose weight, with the goal of regaining some speed.
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Dec 27: Jagr currently sits second in Czech Extraliga scoring with 51 points in 31 games. Not bad for such an old guy, eh? He has 24 goals and 27 assists, and is just five points behind the league leader. He should be in fine form for his post-lockout return.
... but I guess most hockey experts have no idea what they are talking about right? I don't see Hemsky and Krejci who are both a decade younger than Jagr if not more putting up those kinds of numbers in the same league this year.

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