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More Popular Player All Time? Jagr or Yzerman?

View Poll Results: More popular or liked player of all time between these options?
Jaromir Jagr 56 29.17%
Steve Yzerman 136 70.83%
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01-15-2013, 12:26 AM
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More Popular Player All Time? Jagr or Yzerman?

I am not talking about leadership, goals, assists, fancy dangles, toughness or any of that.

Straight up, who do you think is the more popular or well-liked player of all time? Steve Yzerman or Jaromir Jagr?

This is to settle an argument between another poster and I. Thanks!

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01-15-2013, 12:27 AM
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Yzerman well liked, Jagr popular.

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I love both but I think this is Yzerman and it's not very close.


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jagr was better every aspect of game. not close

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01-15-2013, 12:29 AM
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jagr was better every aspect of game. not close
Not asking about better (which is up for debate on another day). Asking about popularity.

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Not asking about better (which is up for debate on another day). Asking about popularity.
Its not debate

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Its not debate
Let's stay on topic.

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I would say Jagr. Yzerman spent ~20 years with one team and I think that works against him here.

Jagr is revered by two huge fanbases (New York and Pittsburgh) as opposed to one and is massivelly popular in Europe from his KHL time.

Simply put, I think Jagr's exploits allowed him to touch more fans as opposed to Yzerman's more sedentary career.

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01-15-2013, 12:54 AM
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I think Yzerman is universally liked (might have to check with Avs fans on that one) while Jagr is detested by lots of people.

I'd say Yzerman is more popular.

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01-15-2013, 12:58 AM
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Yzerman in North America, Jagr in Europe/Russia.

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01-15-2013, 12:59 AM
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I would say Jagr. Yzerman spent ~20 years with one team and I think that works against him here.

Jagr is revered by two huge fanbases (New York and Pittsburgh) as opposed to one and is massivelly popular in Europe from his KHL time.

Simply put, I think Jagr's exploits allowed him to touch more fans as opposed to Yzerman's more sedentary career.
Yzerman is widely liked across Canada for his contributions to Team Canada (and style of play). I think Jagr's popularity in Europe pretty much makes it a wash.

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01-15-2013, 01:16 AM
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A lot of fanbases don't seem to like Yzerman much.

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01-15-2013, 01:52 AM
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Yzerman

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I like Jagr more, but I would be very comfortable to say Yzerman is more widely liked than Jagr.

Jaromir has pissed off a lot of fans and he never really had the mysterious "great leader" aura around him.

I don't agree that Yzerman was better leader or more likeable than Jagr but I would think more people think it than the opposite.

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jagr was better every aspect of game. not close
Yeah that's why he has a Selke and Yzerman doesn't.... wait.

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I don't think there's a single person in the sport of hockey that dislikes Stevie Y. He is universally liked in every sense of the word.

Jagr, while also very popular, is hated by a pretty hefty portion of fans. Penguins fans are split. Capitals fans can't stand the sight of him.

I personally prefer Jagr (no bias there, as a Stars fan, eh?) but it shouldn't even be close. Yzerman is pretty spotless. Jagr isn't even close.

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Yeah that's why he has a Selke and Yzerman doesn't.... wait.
who cares? the datsyuk award for people who like to claim some guys are better than others because they play some D. If you're paid to score, and Jags does it better than anyone, he's doing what he has to, and better than anyone, and thus being the best player on the ice in all the important facets relevant to him. It's a team game and you've already got two D men...if Jagr is scoring in bunches then that's his own type of D.

Anyway I like Jagr better but I cant possibly claim to say who I think others prefer.

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Stevie, everyone I know dislikes Jagr.

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Yzerman.

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Jagr is my favourite player of all time.

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Yzerman. I always loved him but was never a Detroit fan. I liked Jagr too, but not nearly as much.

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Jagr is more popular. Even non-hockey fans generally know who Jagr is, or at least recognize his name.....not so with Yzerman.
However, Yzerman is probably more well liked among hockey fans.

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I'd guess Yzerman is more popular. He is one of the most iconic Canadian leaders representing Canada in International competitions, while being one of the best players on one of the best American teams.

With that said, I don't know how getting a group think opinion on HF would help win any argument when it comes to popularity.

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even as veteran is Jagr able to sell out 17000 arena ... simply awesome

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