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Jaromir Jagr has some thoughts about Sidney Crosby

Apr 18, 2012, 10:33 AM EDT

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Game 4 between the Penguins and Flyers will drop the puck tonight, but people are still buzzing about how Sidney Crosby carried himself during the Pittsburgh’s 8-4 loss. One of those people is none other than Jaromir Jagr.

Jagr writes in his blog for Czech website, iSport, that even he’s surprised by some of the things Crosby did in an effort to stand up for his team. While Jagr plays it cool, he says that he wouldn’t have acted out the way Crosby did if he was in his shoes.

There is a lot of talk now about Sidney Crosby and what he’s been doing on the ice. Some give it a lot of thought, others less. And I am a guy who does not care at all, I take no notice. He does harm only to himself. But every man is different, perhaps this helps him get into the game and play better.

But I don’t want to add any more comments; I really take no notice of it. In fact, when on the ice, I hardly know something like this is going on. I really want to focus on my game, to be as useful as possible to my team.

Focusing on your own team is always the best way to do things, but you could argue that’s exactly what Crosby was trying to do in his own Flyer-irritating way.

As for Jagr, one more Flyers victory sees him vanquish his first team from the playoffs finishing off what would be a heartbreaking year for the Penguins, one that started with their courtship of Jagr only to see him knock the Pens out while playing for their most hated rival.

  1. dawglb - Apr 18, 2012 at 10:35 AM

    I like Jagr, but his view is unusual.

    • dougr42 - Apr 18, 2012 at 10:53 AM

      that’s because he is unusual.

    • cleverbob - Apr 18, 2012 at 11:03 AM

      You don’t need to get swept up in the bullsh!t when you’re an elder statesman like Jagr. Not many guys get that respect though (i.e. Timmonen).

      • cleverbob - Apr 18, 2012 at 11:03 AM

        Not that Timmonen is on the same level, of course.

  2. polegojim - Apr 18, 2012 at 11:07 AM

    Great take by JJ- priority one is not crosby, but winning.

    All to the Flyers credit… getting the job done on the scoreboard is the Pens real issue, but they’re trying to hide it with foolishness.

    Man-up Pens, play the game and take your medicine if you have it coming.

  3. steeldoeboy - Apr 18, 2012 at 11:10 AM

    He was the same way when he was younger and with the Pens!!

  4. heyzeus143 - Apr 18, 2012 at 11:20 AM

    f u ya crybaby, trade me trade me, damn you with the clap

  5. pens5829 - Apr 18, 2012 at 11:31 AM

    Rocks between his ears

  6. kgod30 - Apr 18, 2012 at 12:20 PM

    Jager is one of the best….but was he ever the guy to. Stand up for his team…or would he disappear confronted….

  7. drewsylvania - Apr 18, 2012 at 12:24 PM

    Probably much of it is that he hasn’t had to hear “Sid Sid Sid” for the past five years.

  8. buffalomafia - Apr 18, 2012 at 1:53 PM

    Boots to Asses! Philly over Cynthia Crosby!

  9. spavs412 - Apr 18, 2012 at 3:28 PM

    Jagr was my hero for many yrs. He made me a hockey fan in Pittsburgh but I do know this. When it’s tough jagr will just run away or want traded seen it a few times. Pgh he asked to leave Washington he was a joke in NY he was invincible when we knocked them out his last season. In a scrum hewill run but man is he good and he can still control the wall better than anyone

  10. ballsohardu - Apr 18, 2012 at 6:15 PM

    Always hated both players but agree with jagr here

    Go philly. Knock that whiny punk out. Get out the brooms

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