It’s fitting that a guy the Flyers let walk during the offseason would open the season with a two-goal, two-assist performance and factor in the scoring on all the Dallas Stars’ goals in their 4-3 win over the Phoenix Coyotes.
Jaromir Jagr wants to show he has a little something left. The 40-year-old is off to a pretty good start.
Jagr scored twice, assisted on the game-winner and had a hand in all four goals in his Dallas debut, and the Stars opened the lockout-shortened season with a 4-3 victory against the Phoenix Coyotes on Saturday night.
"Too bad they signed him," said Radim Vrbata, who had two goals and an assist for the Coyotes. "For me, a Czech guy, that's what he does. He played in Czech during the lockout the whole time and you can see he knows what he's doing out there."
Golf clap for Jags. Still think the Flyers made the right move not signing him to a $4.5 million deal (what he got with the Stars), though. At some point in this condensed season age is going to catch up to him. But isn’t it funny how we now feel a tinge of nostalgia for a guy who used to get whistled at every time he took the ice in Philadelphia?
Video of his post-game presser, after the jump.