HOCKEYLAND–No games for the NHL today as it is Thanksgiving in the USA. For our friends in many countries around the world, Thanksgiving is a day that predates the existence of the USA and for Americans that celebrate this widely-enjoyed holiday, a day of feasting with family and friends is the custom.
As you smell the aroma of delicious food being prepared in the other room, enjoy some highlights of Jaromir Jagr scoring goals.
First we have all eight Jagr goals from the current season with Florida Panthers.
That was an appetizer. The next video has about 29 minutes of great Jagr goals (then again, they are all great and to be savored.
Finally, the exciting 2015 IIHF world championships, which were held in Jagr’s home country, the Czech Republic. Despite the host nation finishing out of the running for a medal, the home crowd were treated to an electrifying performance, giving the Czech fans a chance to cheer their home-grown legend. Jagr was named MVP of the tournament, and some of that may have been for helping sell out the games. Jagr was a late addition to the Czech roster but was convinced by old friends to play in the tournament. It was a grand celebration for all in attendance.
Okay, it’s a holiday, here’s an extra desert.
Florida and the Panthers have been idle since Monday but resume play Friday night. As the team looks to December, Jagr can do some more damage to the NHL record book, as shown on the Jagr-O-Meter.
The Atlantic Division Standings saw quite a few changes as Boston is the top-ranked of three team with 25 points, good for third in the division.
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.
@NHLHistoryGirl This hockey loving woman shares interesting informational tidbits about hockey and the NHL in general. How does she do it?
@MyRegularFace She’s another gem. Watches lots of games and gets up GIFs faster than nhl.com or anyone else out there.
@HockeyCzech National organization for hockey in the Czech Republic.
@68isgr8 is the twitter for 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 fans while honoring an all-time NHL legend.
Ray Haluska aka Kladno Jagr, curator of the Jagr-O-Meter
https://twitter.com/CruisingRay or email ROKINRAY@AOL.COM