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Penguins Broadcasters Thought Jaromir Jagr Cheated in Game 2

Kyle Scott - April 17, 2012

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As you know, Yinzers live in a bubble. It’s a bridge and river and steel and tar-filled bubble… but still a bubble. And when it comes to their hockey team, people from Pittsburgh – thanks to the NHL and NBC stroking Sidney Crosby and his teammates for seven years – believe that the Penguins are superior to all others. They can do no wrong. There must always be an explanation – an excuse, really – for their failures.

Their broadcast crew is firmly entrenched in the bubble.

Two years ago, one Penguins TV producer purposely didn’t send a replay feed to the league because it showed that then-Flyer Simon Gagne had, in fact, scored a goal against the hometown team. The play had been under review, and, since the league didn’t have evidence to overturn the official ruling (no-goal), Gagne and the Flyers were never credited with the score… though they went on to win, 7-4. That’s an old story, but worth bringing up today as we present to you this bit of tid from the Penguins Game 2 broadcast on Friday night: 

Lost in the shuffle of the Flyers destroying their unfortunate foes this weekend was an (albeit minor) controversy that arose when ex-Penguin Jaromir Jagr scored the Flyers’ game-winning goal on Friday night. The controversy existed solely in the minds of ROOT Sports broadcasters Paul Steigerwald and Bob Errey, who thought that Jagr had an illegal stick. Behold:

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Video: Scott Hartnell Films Claude Giroux and Jaromir Jagr Working Out

Kyle Scott - April 16, 2012

No idea when this was filmed, but Scott Hartnell’s latest BlackBerry Players’ Playbook – a promotion in which Hartnell was given a camera to film behind the scenes this season – was just posted by the NHLPA (quite the strategic timing, eh?).

You can watch it for yourself. But the highlight, not surprisingly, is Jagr:

“Hartsy, do I need a fucking workout? 40-years-old.”

 

We swoon.

Your Tweets of the Day

Kyle Scott - April 14, 2012

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And Jaromir Jagr is just crushing with Twitter:

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Holy Crap! Jaromir Jagr is Awesome

Kyle Scott - April 12, 2012

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Jagr Makes Fun of Bryz, Bears

Kyle Scott - April 12, 2012

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Wow– you talk about worlds colliding.

Our favorite partially-cloaked Penguins fan, Taylor, who we featured before Game 1 along with her signs and bear costumes, not only kept her word and showed up with elementary-level signs, but she also brought along the bears to scare Ilya Bryzgalov.

Here’s a photo of Taylor posing with fake Hulk Hogan, who somehow manages to afford tickets behind the Flyers’ bench:

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Unfortunately for Taylor (and the Hulkster), their team would blow a three-goal in this game

Later, Taylor and her animal friends popped up on the Pens’ broadcast:

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Problem for our attention-loving friend and her hairy cohorts: Bryz wasn’t frightened by the creatures seated behind the glass. And, after the game, Jaromir Jagr had some fun with our favorite Russian, yelling beeeeaaarrs while Bryz was talking to the media.

Jagr had some more thoughts on the situation:

"Must have been 70 of them. Who get them a ticket? I was scared, too."

 

This has to be a Yinzer low-point– they not only watched their team lose, but now they also have to listen to their former star make fun of their lame attempts to scare his Russian goaltender? Sads.

Watch after the jump as Jagr pokes fun at Bryz.

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Jagr Compares Penguins Fans to Nagging Wife, Poorly Worded Tweets, and Randy Miller Walks on Penguins Logo

Kyle Scott - April 11, 2012

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Outstanding. 

This comment was left out of the Jagr video posted on the Penguins website today. But, according to Shelly Anderson of the Pittsburgh Post-Gazette, this is what Jags said about tuning out the annoying Pittsburgh fans:

“Early in the game, and you’ve got the puck, the fans think you’re going to hear it. You don’t hear it. It’s like your wife talking to you and you don’t hear. She’s complaining. Why are you going to listen to her?"

 

Somewhere, Jagr’s girlfriend is screaming something in an exotic – and dare I say sexy – language… but Jaromir no hear.

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Other media scrum fun:

Earlier today, CSN’s Lisa Hillary fired out a poorly worded Tweet to Inquirer beat writer Sam Carchidi, who snapped this photo of a media scrum, which include the backside of the now-redheaded Hillary:

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Doh

We’ll just let that one sit there.

Score one for beat reporter (and CB battler) Randy Miller, who walked not once… not twice… but almost three times on the Penguins logo in their locker room.

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Not exactly Dave Spadaro spitting on the star… but it will do.

Jaromir Jagr Hath Joined The Twitters…. And Facebook

Kyle Scott - April 11, 2012

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Welcome to Bizzaro World.

The Flyers will play the Penguins tonight in the first game of their best-of-seven series, and Jaromir Jagr, a Flyer, has joined Twitter and is recording direct-to-fan videos. 

That’s right, folks, the account (@68Jagr) has been active on Twitter since December, but last night was the first time 6 8 acknowledged that it was his official account. He also started an official Facebook page, which you can find here. On both, he posted a video, which was seemingly filmed outside the SkateZone with an iPhone. Awesome.

Follow Jagr on Twitter here:

 

On Facebook here, where you can also watch the video.

Welcome to 2012.

Caption This: Jaromir Jagr and Eric Lindros Speak During Flyers’ Morning Skate in Toronto

Kyle Scott - March 29, 2012

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I'm actually trying to get my head around this– Jaromir Jagr, a Flyer, is on the ice in Toronto with a former Flyer who we never thought we'd see again in the Orange and Black, Eric Lindros. – asploding - What's next? A Russian goalie cashing a paycheck from Ed Snider?!?!

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