UPDATE: The Traveling Jagrs were able to watch practice this morning. Check out the article with video and a few other pictures of their day prior to tonight’s game with Edmonton.
EDMONTON–The first place Florida Panthers, winners of a club record 11 straight games, play the Edmonton Oilers tonight at Rexall Place, the third game of their six game road trip.
In today’s edition of “Marvel at the Legend who is coming to town,” the Edmonton Journal takes a look at Jaromir Jagr and the Panthers as they prepare to visit the Oilers Sunday night.
Jaromir Jagr has produced some highlights in Edmonton. One happened in a 2013 game during the lockout shortened season when he was playing for the Dallas Stars.
That game was three seasons and 68 goals ago for #68.
A busy night of NHL action worked mostly in the Panthers favor as second place Montreal lost 3-1 at home to the Pittsburgh Penguins.
Edmonton’s rink features some of the fastest ice in the NHL so expect a high-paced game.
The Winnipeg Sun also published an article in today’s edition:
SEEING 12 tonight? Don’t worry! The pre-game skate is usual a time of focus for Jagr. He rarely sees anything as he skates and shoots to loosen up, chatting with teammates, stickhandling through an obstacle course of pucks and teammates, as he prepares for the game. That is, of course, unless the Traveling Jagrs are in attendance. Jagr could not contain himself the first time he took notice of them in a game in Calgary in 2013.
Based in Western Canada, they attact a lot of attention as they move through the arena, taking pictures with fans. Clad in wigs to celebrate Jagr’s epic hair of the 90s, they wear jerseys depicting every stop of his professional and international career. It’s quite a site as they move together en masse through the corridors of NHL arenas. They’ll certainly be featured at some point on tonight’s telecast. Up to a dozen members of the Traveling Jagrs are expected to be in attendance tonight. and that makes everybody happy.
Following tonight’s games the Panthers play at Vancouver Monday and at Calgary Wednesday. The road trip concludes in Tampa Bay next weekend.
We also share an article about Jagr who was humorous in discussing the All-Star game he begged not to be voted in to play.
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
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
As always, JAGRometer.com hopes for moments like this in tonight’s game.