Florida Panthers meet Dallas Stars Saturday night, random Jagr stuff

2015-16Pregame8vsDallasDALLAS–The three-game road trip for Florida (3-3-1) ends after tonight’s game against the Dallas Stars (6-1)  with a few lineup changes of note. The Panthers top line will see Nick Bjugsted in the center between left wing Jonathon Huberdeau and right wing Jaromir Jagr in place of the injured Aleksander Barkov. The young center left Thursday’s 3-2 loss with Chicago in the second period. The wrapped right wrist suggests he may have blocked a shot. Barkov’s availability for games next week may come into focus after further testing Monday.  Another notable lineup change: Al Montoya in net in place of Roberto Luongo. With the major changes up front a change of goalies sometimes results in teams upping their collective defensive effort.

The Florida Panthers host three games at BB&T Center next week:

  • Tuesday, Oct. 27, vs. Colorado Avalanche
  • Friday, Oct. 30 vs. Boston Bruins
  • Saturday , Oct. 31 vs. Washington Capitals

Tickets for these and other games available at http://www.floridapanthers.com.

Hope to have Jagr-O-Meter updates after the game. Until then enjoy these Jagr-related postings from the web.

Scroll through the items and see how @thescore sums up Jagr in the 2015-2016 NHL quite nicely.

On the Fly: Torts!, Jagr forever, the undefeated Habs, and more.

@thescore also shares video from fox sports south as to why Jagr’s wears #68

http://www.thescore.com/nhl/news/859512

We normally ignore mentioning Jagr’s age–we’ll leave that to the agents of 30-somethings trying to stay in the league–choosing to be amazed at the intelligence and skill he still displays. That said, his graphic says a lot. Saw it first on CBSsports.

jagrpicandchart
Darth Jagr and Star Wars, from @turbL3NT2, the guy who brings us the Mullet Tracker (the Jagr world awaits an update, which may be coming next week).
DarthJagr
Happened to catch the Legend on  a street in Pittsburgh Tuesday morning. I was glad to see he smiled when turned to see who called to him.  “Thanks for coming back to North America for another season in the NHL,”  I told him. As he has in interviews since joining the Panthers, Jagr said he’s impressed with the young talent assembled by GM Dale Tallon in Florida. I told him that if everyone stays healthy, someone on his line could challenge for the scoring championship this year since they have three talented forwards and a great defenseman moving the play forward. He did make one observation, “You’re growing the hair!”
Later that morning he offered to sell his lucky long-hair mullet to Penguins TV announcer Paul Steigerwald for half-price, according to Seth Rorabaugh (@emptynetters), who compiles a wide-ranging hockey blog for the Pittsburgh Post Gazette that covers the entire NHL and not just the Penguins. Respect to the new generation of Pittsburgh hockey writers who understand free agency is business and getting the most for one’s services does not negate the decade-plus of hockey excellence Jagr displayed in winning two Stanley Cups and five scoring titles with the Penguins.
Thanks to our viewers around the world from great countries like the USA, Czech Republic, Canada, European Union, Greece, the UK, Brazil and the Isle of Malta!  Spread the word!

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Ray Haluska aka Kladno Jagr, curator of the Jagr-O-Meter

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