@FlaPanthers & @68Jagr Playoff Primer, NY Isles visit Florida Thursday

SUNRISE–The Florida Panthers host the New York Islanders Thursday evening at BB&T Center in the first game of a best-of-seven series in the first round of the NHL Stanley Cup playoffs. The Panthers won the Atlantic Division with a 47-26-9 record for 103 points while the Islanders were the first wild card qualifier. Since the Metro Division sent five teams to the playoffs, the Islanders must work their way through the Atlantic bracket.

Jaromir Jagr will be playing in his 18th Stanley Cup playoff run and first with the Florida Panthers. JAGRometer.com will continue it’s coverage of Jagr and the Panthers  into the postseason. Thank you for joining us and share JAGRometercom with you hockey-loving friends.


We avoid predictions because the conditions under which they made can be greatly altered with an injury to a key player on the first shift of the first game. Less obvious injuries can make a player look ineffective or unmotivated.

Having spent some time covering an NHL team in the aftermath of a championship on year and  being eliminated the next, your JAGRometer.com editor can guarantee you this: The players care more than the fans. Victory brings joy. Defeat brings a feeling one might experience if they watched themselves accidentally run over their own dog. The roller coaster ride has unbelievable highs and lows as the teams go deeper into the playoffs. The victor survives, the vanquished is beaten.

Neither team has a recent playoff success so neither has an emotional edge.

Scoring matters, defense matters, goaltending matters. Failure in any sector can undermine brilliant efforts in the other areas of a team’s game.  Playing with confidence when ahead, playing with urgency but not panicing when behind. Anticipating, but not looking so far ahead that basic plays like catching and receiving passes are missed, sometimes resulting in a counter attack by an opponent.

The Panthers are a good 5 on 5 team. Penalties can be scarce, especially in the latter stages of a game because there’s a fear in the back of many referees heads that doing their job is somehow influencing the game in a bad way if they call a penalty that results in a goal for the team that is behind.

Jagr’s playoff career is longer than many teammates regular season career.  In 202 games he has recorded 78 goals and 121 assists for 199 points and a +32. There are enough youtube highlights to see what he can do in the playoffs. Since returning from the KHL he’s been to the playoffs twice. With the Philadelphia Flyers he had an overtime goal vs the Pittsburgh Penguins in the first round of a series won by the Flyers. For Boston the next season he was snake bit in goal scoring and managed 10 assists in the Bruins run to the finals. That was top top production among Bruins forwards that year. Here’s the Jagr-O-Meter, playoff style!JAGROMETERPLAYOFFEDITION2016


Follow the link in this tweet from the Florida Panthers for the team’s postseason media guide. It’s pretty accurate though it should be noted that Jagr did play and record an assist in Game 82 and was not assigned to the minors as stated in the game by game stats for each player section.

The 2016 Playoff Media Guide is now available for download >


Jagr tried the set the mood of the serious tone needed to have as the playoffs begin in an interview with reporters after practice Tuesday.

. discusses making the NHL playoffs again, this time as a member of the .

Jaromir Jagr on the playoffs: This is what we fought for
Florida Panthers winger Jaromir Jagr talks about making the playoffs again, this time with the Cats, and what the mindset is the the postseason beginning Thursday night.
The team released this article regarding Jagr and the playoffs.

For those who can’t get enough stats, the Florida Panthers playoff media guide will keep you busy until the opening game of their series with the New York Islanders are BB&T Center.

We share some of the more JAGR-oriented content.



If you’re late to the Panther Party, this article takes you around the lockerrom. This article introduces you to some of the main characters on the Panthers.



Let the fun begin as….

The Legend Continues!

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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