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Let’s all welcome Jaromir Jagr to Twitter

Apr 10, 2012, 7:56 PM EDT

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In late June, Pittsburgh Penguins fans were dying alive with anticipation over the possibility of Jaromir Jagr returning – and they followed much of that speculation breathlessly on Twitter. Perhaps it makes perfect sense that Penguins fans and everyone else might get the occasional glimpse of the Philadelphia Flyers winger’s thought process now that he’s on Twitter as @68Jagr.

Jagr provided a video introduction to get things started, but here are a few things I’d love to see from his account:

  • Twitter polls asking for bizarre facial hair requests.
  • You know how music artists find long-lost B-sides and never-before-released tunes? Jagr should go to some basement and unearth a treasure trove of photos form his mullet era. Frankly, we all need to widen that rotation.
  • As many snarky bits of Twitter chirping as he can get away with without getting suspended or attacked.
  • Speaking of Twitter chirping, I demand that Jagr take time out of his day to engage in whatever hashtag meme floats around in a given off-day.

So those are a few of the things that I’d love to see from the future Hall of Famer’s Twitter feed, but what are you looking forward to? (If you’re a Washington Capitals fan, try to be nice.)

  1. phillyphan83 - Apr 10, 2012 at 8:21 PM

    Geez James, try proof-reading instead of just spell-checking. Might add some credibility to your posts.

    • zach28 - Apr 10, 2012 at 9:48 PM


  2. greatminnesotasportsmind - Apr 10, 2012 at 9:46 PM

    Good thing the Wild won 4 of it’s last 5. They had the 2nd worst record until then.

  3. blomfeld - Apr 10, 2012 at 11:05 PM


    I’m assuming here that the writer of this story is < 30 years old, in which case he may be excused from the room. Otherwise this is completely ridiculous, as it's a well known fact that "tweeting" is akin to a bunch of silly little girls and their incessant need to chatter. A "real" man on the other hand can speak volumes without so much as saying a word. So to hell with Jagger say we LA Kings fans ! … and to hell with the Flyers too !

    ps: to any Flyers fans who may be out there … "………………………"

    • creasemasta41 - Apr 11, 2012 at 12:12 AM

      Dude im a kings fan and i like jagr, speak for yourself man

      • blomfeld - Apr 11, 2012 at 1:19 AM

        Hey man … we LA Kings fans only know “one” Jagger and he ain’t some Flyer’s queen sporting a hockey stick and pretty skates !

  4. virusgvr - Apr 10, 2012 at 11:09 PM

    I really dislike this guy!!! This guy just had to screw sh*t up and join the team that haunts the pens the most. I hope this guy breaks his face!!!!

  5. bobhpine - Apr 10, 2012 at 11:32 PM

    First tweet: so glad I tied @mattcooke in goals for the season…hey @harrahs please forgive my 6 million dollar debt lol #debtwatch

  6. baseballbarrister - Apr 10, 2012 at 11:49 PM

    The song ‘Take the Money and Run’ by the Steve Miller was actually written about Jagr

  7. bloodyloco - Apr 11, 2012 at 6:04 AM

    got the moves like jagr?

  8. broadstbully33 - Apr 11, 2012 at 8:21 AM

    kings fans you do realize your team is made of phillys scraps right? flyers west

  9. ll8078 - Apr 11, 2012 at 11:17 AM

    LA has a hockey team?

  10. northstars17 - Apr 11, 2012 at 7:23 PM

    does anyone else think this guys overrated?

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