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Jaromir Jagr gets point 1,600 on Claude Giroux’s beauty

Oct 6, 2011, 8:48 PM EDT

Jaromir Jagr AP

People don’t know what to make of Jaromir Jagr, who took a three-year exodus from the NHL. Considering his sabbatical and advanced age (39 years old), many wonder if the future Hall of Famer can rekindle some of his old magic with the Philadelphia Flyers.

He looked great alongside the Flyers’ top forward Claude Giroux in the preseason, but putting a lot of weight in exhibition games is a fool’s errand. His true tests begin tonight and so far, the results have been promising.

In fact, it didn’t even take him a full period to earn a point, as he assisted on Giroux’s gorgeous power play goal. That helper pushes Jagr’s career regular season points total to 1,600. Jagr created a few other chances (and even back-checked!), but the assist is obviously the history-maker. Jagr ranks as the ninth player in NHL history to reach the 1,600-point mark.

This could be the first of a season full of milestones for the veteran winger, although he still has a long way to go.

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  1. bluesrawesome - Oct 6, 2011 at 9:27 PM

    Good to see Jagr back

    • icelovinbrotha215 - Oct 6, 2011 at 10:03 PM

      Jags + G = Cheekyness. Nice way to start the season.

  2. kcq101 - Oct 6, 2011 at 10:38 PM

    Sabbatical?…maybe. But he was still playing hockey. The KHL…yes. But it was no VisionQuest in the Himalayas. Hopefully the KHL experience translates.

    I’m not sure as to his ice time and success across the Pond, but I’ve heard arguements that based on the type of player he is and the type of role the Flyers will use him, he should find some success. We’ll see. I hope so, not only as a Flyers fan, but as a hockey fan. It has the makings of a good hall-of-famer comeback story, so far.

    39 he is…and I know all these guys are great athletes, but I heard some great stories about hour Jagr, in particular, is a nut when it comes to strength and conditioning. 39 is 39, but maybe he’s not as old as he “looks.” I’ve tried Googling his workout regimen, etc., but have had no luck. Any insight or links would be appreciated.

    Welcome back Hockey!

    • icelovinbrotha215 - Oct 6, 2011 at 10:47 PM

      I know he will go back to the Flyers practice rink (FSZ in Vorhees, NJ) late at night having a weighted vest, weighted stick and weighted skates.

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