While Jaromir Jagr has no love lost for Aaron Ward, the defenseman who had a rough return to the Garden last night (he lost his man on both of the Rangers' first two goals), the captain absolutely loves Sean Avery. In fact, after spending much of the third period on the bench watching his teammates complete the rout, Jagr gave Avery a new nickname.
"First time I could finish a game easily and not have 10 more grey hairs," Jagr cracked. "First time in three months -- you don't know how much pressure it is. It's unbelievable. But I could relax.
"I told Mario over there: 'Take care of the game.' Wow, Mario, he's hot huh?"
Jagr then had a suggestion for Avery, who wears No. 16: "You should change jerseys. You should change the 1 to a 6."
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