Nashville ALL-STAR MEDIA DAY, First Star @68Jagr facing sticky situation, must see video, articles and tweets



At 10:28 am et on today , my feature story on the ageless wonder..Jaromir Jagr.

Nice work @LindaCohn!

NASHVILLE–Many people want a piece of Jaromir Jagr during the All-Star weekend. Voted in as captain of the Atlantic Division team that will  meet the Metropolitan Division stars in a qualifying game, Jaromir Jagr was the first star of media day.

JagrMediaASGNashville assembled the best and will add more as it becomes available to enjoy leading up to Saturday evening’s skills competition and Sunday’s first ever, three-on-three, single elimination tournament, a winner-take-all $1 million prize to be split among the winning team.

NEW NEW NEW NEW FRIDAY OVERNIGHT from George Richards of the Miami Herald

More of the same but with a few more thoughts:


All-Star notebook: Ruff thinks 3-on-3 is a winner


NEW NEW NEW OVERNIGHT:  From Sun Sentinel hockey reporter Harvey Fialkov:–all-star-notes-0130-20160129-story.html

NEW NEW NEW FRIDAY OVERNIGHT: From Greensburg, PA, a small town near Pittsburgh:

Earlier in the week Toronto Maple Leafs Coach Mike Babcock admits he hopes to get an autographed Jaromir Jagr stick from the legend this weekend. That looks like it’s going to be a long line as learned in this article from Tampa Bay  today

Stamkos and Babcock have a lot of competition.

The back story on Matt Duchene’s quest for a signed Jaromir Jagr stick.

 stick story

 Does AirPanther, the official Eastern Airlines jet of the @FLAPanthers, have enough room for Jagr to give sticks to everyone?

Media day brings with it a large contingent of reporters hoping to get in a question. Like the athletes themselves, sometimes the reporters choke and ask a less than dazzling question. In Jagr’s response you know what the question was:

Jagr, who is 43, on how old he feels: “42.”

More from Jagr on wanting to earn a Cup on the ice…

Jaromir Jagr on the Stanley Cup today: “If someone comes to me right now and brings the Cup, I’m not gonna take it…you have to earn it.”

Aaron Ekblad puts things in perspective: “[Jagr] scored his 200th goal the day I was born. That’s a pretty cool stat I learned last year”

Earlier Friday morning Jagr and Metropolitan Division captain John Tavares assigned their eastern conference teammates their roles in the skill competiion. Jagr will be a passer on a couple of the events as well as take a shot in the shootout.

You don’t want to go for fastest skater? JAGR: “I don’t want to embarrass anybody out there. What about if I win, at my age?”

For ThrowbackThursday Sportsnet also shared a video of all of Jagr’s All Star goals:
Steve Levy from ESPN had his one-on-one with Jagr:

Jagr: I don’t pay attention to age jokes


MC & I asked several All-Stars which player they’re most excited to meet. ALL of them (including Malkin & Letang) said Jagr -SK


The Great Jaromir Jagr and Other Sights, Sounds from NHL All-Star Game Media Day

 NEW NEW NEW Saturday AM

Jagr is indeed quite the attraction at the festivities this weekend.

The Jagr-O-Meter:
For first time visitors trying to catch up with all the Jagr news this year, check out the following links to reporters, etc.

Assorted Jagr-related links:

Florida Panthers 2015-16 Media Guide

Florida Panthers Team website:

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 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

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 or email ROKINRAY@AOL.COM

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