Sunday, February 11, 2007

Jagr Reaches 1,500 Points

Despite being a reviled caricature in the NHL in some cities, Jaromir Jagr was booed by his former team's fans while he was chasing down a scoring benchmark. But when asked about the fans' hostility, Jagr just shrugs off stuff like this saying
"That's okay, I don't really worry about it," he said. "As long as we win, it's good."
Yea, that is a great attitude to have in public, but I have heard from my "Washington Insider" sources that Jagr didn't always cope with things this well before.

But now that Jagr is in the city/market franchise he is happy with and surrounded by the Czech players that provide a more stable support group, Jagr finds himself in elite company now.
Jagr's feat was impressive as only three players have accomplished the milestone in fewer games. Wayne Gretzky, Mario Lemieux, and Marcel Dionne are the only men who have reached that plateau faster.
I am guessing now HHOF writers and esteemed voters are now penciling in Jagr's name for consideration for the Hall now that this personal scoring achievement has been met. Jagr's career includes two Stanley Cups and numerous MVP awards.
"It's a big honor," he said to AP." How many years has the NHL been around, 100? The best players in the world play in this league. If I can be in top 12, that's great."

[Via: AllHeadline News]
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