ANAHEIM–The Panthers have been idle since Saturday’s 2-1 OT loss to Washington at BB&T Center. Jaromir Jagr has been idle since leaving the Carolina game in the first period of the Oct. 27 game with Colorado. Jagr has resumed practice with the team and all concerned hope he’ll be able to play tonight,when the team visits, or Thursday, San Jose or Saturday against vs. Los Angeles. There are two “ors” in that last sentence, and as the team’s leading scorer, Jagr has been paddling the oars hard for the Panthers this year with six goals and four assists in his nine games played. In competitive games last week without Jagr the young Panthers skated well and with good effort but came up short in games against Boston and the Capitals.
The Panthers start the week in sixth place in the Atlantic Division.
Team GP W L T OTL
Montreal 14 11 2 1 23
Ottawa 12 6 4 2 14
Lightning 14 6 6 2 14
Boston 11 6 4 1 13
Detroit 12 6 5 1 13
FLORIDA 11 5 4 2 12
Buffalo 12 5 7 0 10
Toronto 11 2 7 2 6
Over in the metropolitian division the top five teams are separated by five points with the New York Rangers collecting 18 points, followed by the Islanders 17, Washington’s 16, Pittsburgh’s 14 and the surprising Devils 13.
Remember this week’s games are on the WEST coast with starting times in the East that reflect that geography: Anahaiem , Wednesday, 10:30; San Jose, Thursday 10:30 pm and the LA Kings, Saturday at a special time of 4 pm Eastern. Set your sundials!
MULLET UPDATE: A few tweets from the lockerroom showed the progress of Jagr’s hair, a mane source of importance for some people.
The most important thing I see in Monday’s picture is that Jagr is smiling. He’s all business and if things are not going well, he’s not in the mood for silliness. When he’s feeling good, he’s one of the funniest people in hockey.
No changes, but here we go anyway:
Some good reading to keep you awake for the West Coast games:
Assorted Jagr-related links:
Florida Panthers 2015-16 Media Guide
Florida Panthers Team website: http://www.floridapanthers.com
Some Jagr-related social media accounts:
@68Jagr This is the real site, the one and only official Jaromir Jagr twitter account. Postings are rare.
The two best Jagr facebook pages are: https://www.facebook.com/68Jagr/ This is the page Jagr posts on, if he is going to post at all.
Another good facebook page is one produced by someone in the Czech Republic. It has more than 100,000 likes. This is not the official page, but it is very good.
@FlaPanthers and @FLAPanthersPR The official twitter accounts for news about the team.
@dougielarge Doug Cifu, few owners in sports relate to the fans as much as this man who interacts with fans and media on twitter.
@goldieonice — Steve Goldstein, TV play-by-play of the Panthers. Brings all those exciting highlights to life.
@DenisPotvinFox — NHL Hall of Famer Denis Potvin works along side Goldstein in the booth.
@HeyRedDeer color man Randy Moller who left the radio booth to help Goldstein and Potvin on TV.
@GeorgeRichards Panthers beat writer for the Miami Herald.
@HFialkov Panthers beat writer for the Sun Sentinel
@AntwanStaley Includes Panthers coverage in his all sports all the time reports
twitter for Cats On the Prowl, offering detailed reviews of Panthers games and more.
@SunshineSkate twitter for The Sunshine Skate, another blog with special emphasis on advanced stats and charts that will make you dizzy.
@Zdenek_Janda US-based Czech reporter who covers the NHL and reports on other news for the people of the Czech Republic.
@Jsmidcro Jan Smid was a US-based Czech reporter who collaborated on “Jagr”, an autobiography in the late 90’s detailing Jagr’s early life and career in the NHL.
@HockeyCzech National organization for hockey in the Czech Republic.
@TravelingJagrs The Traveling Jagrs, clad in different Jagr jerseys and hair styles from 68’s career, they gained league-wide recognition when they caught Jagr’s attention during a pre-game skate of a Dallas Stars game in Canada during the 2012-2013 season. Since then, they convene at games in Western Canada and make a road trip or two every year, playing street hockey with locals, posing for hundreds of pictures, and having a good time with local fans while honoring an all-time NHL legend. Follow them on twitter:
Ray Haluska aka Kladno Jagr, curator of the Jagr-O-Meter
https://twitter.com/CruisingRay or email ROKINRAY@AOL.COM