Jaromir Jagr did not enjoy his time in Washington, and reiterated that sentiment yesterday: [Philly Sports Daily]
“I don’t like that arena much,” said Jagr. “I’ve not really had luck there. It’s a tough place to play, even if I was in Pittsburgh and New York. It was always tough. But hopefully we can stay on winning.”
Tonight, he’s probably not going to like the Verizon Center much better. This Captials blog, RussianMachineDon’tBreak.com, has created these two signs for fans to bring to the game:
Jagr had been poison to D.C. through the 1990s, but the organization (including GM George McPhee) considered him the missing puzzle piece. This consideration somehow overlooked the declining speed of a once-gifted skater; his dependence on the 90′s biggest playmaker, Mario Dagnabbit Lemieux; and his diminishing constitution and increasing weight.
The Caps never won the Southeast Division with Jagr. They saw only one playoff series, winning only two games in it. Jagr played hurt. Also: poorly.
Face-off: 7 PM
Bonus video after the jump: nine-year-olds fighting in hockey brawl!
via Puck Daddy
Why yes, Scoob, those Russian parents are cheering after the fight.