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Jaromir Jagr still can’t believe Philly lost to New Jersey

May 27, 2012, 3:35 PM EDT

Jaromir Jagr AP

Losing a playoff series can lead to a lot of feelings. Dismay, sadness, and sometimes disbelief. You can file away Jaromir Jagr‘s feelings about the Flyers’ playoff exit in the second round as “incredulous.”

Jagr wrote in his blog for a Czech website discussing how things went down against New Jersey and he’s still pretty miffed about the Flyers’ performance against the Devils.

I still can’t explain why we stopped skating, all of a sudden! Or why we were so weak, when everything had been ideal against Pittsburgh. I don’t understand at all how they could suddenly outplay us…

The matches were tight, but our overall performance was worse than theirs, that much is clear. Perhaps we had all been convinced we would win before the tie actually started. And that might also have been a problem.

Jagr says “We were like a palm; they were like a fist” as Philly played like individuals while New Jersey played as a team. That’s an accurate yet strange comparison. That’s just Jags being Jags.

Jagr also shared he had a thigh injury that bothered him on off days not allowing him to train as much as he’d like but it didn’t bother him in games. Huh.

As for his future, Jagr isn’t sure what it holds for him but hints if the Flyers look to bring in other players that could take away ice time, it might not be the best situation for him. Sound familiar, Pittsburgh? Another summer of Jagr drama might be worth it just to see fans get up in arms all over again.

  1. mydadyourmom - May 27, 2012 at 3:52 PM

    Who cares?

  2. capsrockva - May 27, 2012 at 4:05 PM

    I agree. I think the series with Pit wore them out

  3. blomfeld - May 27, 2012 at 4:09 PM

    and I can’t believe that the Flyers aren’t in the WNBA !

    • theageofquarrel - May 27, 2012 at 4:10 PM

      Are you sure about that?

    • wicky888 - May 27, 2012 at 8:56 PM

      No youtube clips of Elvis songs?

      • blomfeld - May 27, 2012 at 11:27 PM

  4. jason9696 - May 27, 2012 at 4:10 PM

    The Devils had Martin Brodeur in goal. And the Flyers had the sensitive Russian fella in net. That’s why they lost.

  5. mclovinhockey - May 27, 2012 at 4:56 PM

    For the idiot blaming Bryz, Bryz was the best flyer out there in round 2. He was the only guy who played well. The flyers are not making excuses, they are just saying they played horrible, which as someone who has watches more than 120 games a season I have to say, Philly played with about 1/4th of their heart. Devils deserved the win, but it Philly played as good as they can who knows.

    Jags was def hurt. If anyone watched that round jags had more turnovers than he did all year, when he didn’t turn the puck over he made a blind pass to where a player was. I like the guy and wish him the best but he is looking his age once he gets fatigue.

    • blomfeld - May 27, 2012 at 11:34 PM

      Friend .. you know perfectly well that “Bryz” is a mental case and therefore let us “let it be” as God loves everyone. Jagger on the other hand has a point … and I do empathize with him, as he is great warrior who refuses to go quietly …

      GO KINGS GO !!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

  6. scionofflame - May 27, 2012 at 6:05 PM

    Philly definitely didn’t look like Philly in their series with the Devils, and it obviously shows with them having tee time at the moment.

    I don’t think any one player is to blame, and some players -did- give it their all. Overall the Flyers failed as a team and the Devils succeeded. It’d be cool to see Jagr come back next year, but the Flyers just need to work on that.

    • obamablowz - May 27, 2012 at 10:08 PM

      They Flyers played as they have all season…..The Devils were just a better team with a better goaltender

  7. mreale77 - May 27, 2012 at 7:42 PM

    this guy is such a douche. he belongs in philly, they cry more than any other city in America.

  8. claysbar - May 27, 2012 at 8:01 PM

    After that series, whoever won, was gonna lose in the 2nd round. Both teams left all the good, bad and ugly out there.

  9. crazemastercraze - May 27, 2012 at 8:26 PM

    philly lost because they are a bunch of pampered, overhyped paper champs who believe their poo is made of gold. the gm throws money at UFA without doing any back ground work on them (e.g. “the bryz”) or mapping out the team make up for compatibility with current team members. there seems to be little to zero accountability on the players.

    the plain truth is NJ is the standard for almost all facets of what a team should be in the eastern conference. all lou lamirello does virtually every season is show why he may be one of the greatest gm’s in sports history. and philly will never b on their level until people stop going to games and supporting the team. i mean, look at whats happened to the maple leafs?

  10. jimw81 - May 27, 2012 at 8:33 PM

    They lost the devils series because they are were poorly coached. As I bashed Bryz all season long, he kept them in series at times but they didnt capitalize.

  11. wicky888 - May 27, 2012 at 9:01 PM

    They lost the series because the Devils were the better team, this from a Flyers fan.

  12. quizguy66 - May 28, 2012 at 2:13 AM

    What I figured would be a boring sour grapes article is saved by the line:
    “We were like a palm; they were like a fist”


  13. ironcity6pak - May 28, 2012 at 9:15 AM

    Who cares and for what it’s worth, 66 would never bring him back.

  14. buffalomafia - May 28, 2012 at 9:50 AM

    Philly has a bad goalie!

    • adinezza - May 29, 2012 at 10:00 PM

      Thank you so much for this insightful and deep comment.

  15. fillyphan - May 29, 2012 at 7:30 PM

    So I typed this huge comment that has ended up in “outternet”. Other then that.. Thanks Jags been great.. Go fail in the playoffs on some other team. And umm.. Your to blame as much as the rest.

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