Florida hosts Vancouver in first of six game homestand. Link to Sportsnet article on Jagr here today:

Before we get into today’s pre-game, the comprehensive SPORTSNET article on Jaromir Jagr as told by Jagr and friends dating back to childhood can be accessed for no charge at this link: 



(A permanent link to the article will appear in the “assorted Jagr-related links” section shared every day here after the daily news from jagrometer.com).

Florida Panthers vs. Vancouver Canucks

SUNRISE, FL: A six game homestand which will last through the New Year’s weekend starts today with a 4 pm start (EST) in their game with the Vancouver Canucks at the BB&T Center. 

It will be a frenzied couple of days before Christmas for the (17-12-4-38) Panthers. Following today’s games they host their division rival Ottawa Senators Tuesday night at BB&T.

Today’s game follows a 3-1 road trip capped with three solid victories which saw them limit the New York Islanders, New Jersey Devils and Carolina Hurricanes to a combined two goals.

After the dust was settled on a busy Saturday night, the idle Panthers remain in the eighth overall position in the NHL’s Eastern Conference.


Expanded Atlantic Division Standings

Of course, the Jagr-O-Meter hopes continued success by the Panthers provides a chance for a few milestone celebrations at the BB&T Center.


The rest of the Panthers homestand includes:

Tue. Dec. 22 vs Ottawa

Sat. Dec. 26 vs. Columbus

Tues. Dec 28 vs. Montreal

Sat. Jan. 2, 2016 vs. New York Rangers

Sun. Jan. 3 vs Minnesota Wild

Tickets for all Panthers home games are available at http://www.floridapanthers.com . The games with Montreal and the Rangers, in particular, are in high demand and may end up being sellouts. The Florida Panthers offer outstanding holiday and ticket packages, perfect for the last-minute shopper.

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, but worth the wait. Jagr has been more active on Twitter this season.

The two best Jagr facebook pages are:


 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

@Cats0ntheprowl 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.

@KrRutherford Kristina Rutherford wrote a great article for Canada’s sportsnet magazine.

Nigel Buchanan, whose superhero treatment of Jagr in his art for sportsnet magazine is one of the many efforts he has on display at http://www.nigelbuchanan.com.

The article was shared by Sportsnet on Dec. 20, 2015.


Quant Hockey: Career stats updated game by game by a hockey lover in Europe. Site enables you to find career leaders in any offensive category by clicking on the category you are researching.


@rytiriKladno The Kladno Hockey Club: Before coming to the NHL Jagr played for this team in the Czech league as a teenager. Now he owns the team. It’s in Czech  but some devices can translate to English.  Follow them at:


@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



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