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04-03-2013, 08:04 AM
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Originally Posted by Corto View Post
That's pretty much utter bull.
It really isn't. He hasn't won a cup since 1992. Never won it as the guy.

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Originally Posted by Corto View Post
Pens didn't want to get rid of Jagr, that's just wrong.

Yeah, his tenure in Washington is tarnished and marred by bad attitude, but everywhere else he was (by all accounts) well liked in the lockerroom and a leader and a captain of two very successful teams- and then later a mentor.
Even his last moody year in Pittsburgh was far from what you're describing there.

Pittsburgh, NYR, Philly, Dallas... He was the best player, his Pens and NYR teams overachieved because of him and by all account the guy is a fantastic influence on youngsters.

I can't believe people are still blindly repeating the "Jagr is a selfish Euro" mantra from 10 years ago.
He isn't selfish. He just isn't a winner anymore.

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