Jagr named NHL player of week as Florida heals, practices and hosts Arizona Thursday

(Editor’s note: A few updates to Tuesday’s post starting with a nice video compilation from NHL.com and updated Atlantic Division standings, which see Tampa Bay now within three points of first-place Florida).


Expanded Atlantic Division Standings


SUNRISE–Jaromir Jagr has enjoyed a good run lately with a solid showing in Nashville for the NHL All-Star weekend, a quality birthday celebration, and scoring three goals in two games to become the third all-time leading goal scorer with 742 goals. But Jagr is not just hanging around chipping away at records. He’s the leading scorer on a first-place team and ranks among the best at his position this season.


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In recognition of the passing Brett Hull and becoming third all-time in goal scoring, Jagr was named NHL player of the week.


You may have seen the highlights. You probably didn’t hear the highlights in Spanish. (Worth waiting through the commmercial to hear).


Good news from practice this week: Aleksander Barkov has been back on ice and  will play Thursday when the Panthers host Arizona at BB&T Center.  He also hopes Jagr keeps scoring.

Barkov joked that he hopes Jagr still has a few goals left for Thursday: “Jags just broke record, I hope he’s not going to stop right now.”

Through it all, Jagr remains appreciative of his teammates…

“You gotta have great teammates to pass you the puck… I’ve got 20 goals at age 44 because of them.” – Jagr

Jagr’s next major target is Gordie Howe’s 1850 points, good for third all-time. Jagr has 1845 and JAGRometer.com will provide updates should be get points  in game Thursday when Florida hosts Arizona and weekend games Saturday at Columbus and Sunday at Minnesota.
A few days off haven’t hurt the Panthers in the Atlantic Division.
Expanded Atlantic Division Standings.jpg
When Florida resumes action Thursday, Barkov and defenseman Eric Gudbranson will be back in action, Coach Gerard Gallant said Tuesday morning. Jonathon Huberdeau, suffering from concussion symptoms since crashing into the boards early in Saturday’s win over Winnipeg, will not play then and could be sidelined until the Panthers return home March 7 to play Boston. The team has announced special pricing for veterans and guests for the upcoming home game with Arizona and Sunday through Thursday games until the end of the regular season. Tickets can be secured through panthers.nhl.com.
BONUS article: There’s something special about hockey articles by Canadian writers, like the sport is in their blood. This effort came from The Globe and Mail.

Assorted Jagr-related links:

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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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