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Jagr takes to Twitter to say goodbye to Flyers, “hallo” to Stars

Jul 3, 2012, 8:28 PM EDT

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For some Philadelphia Flyers fans – and perhaps some teammates – Jaromir Jagr‘s departure to the Dallas Stars might burn a little bit. He did rave about his time in Philly, after all. If Jagr’s Twitter feed is any indication, he meant all the glowing things he said.

Here is Jagr’s message to his frequent linemates Claude Giroux and Scott Hartnell (complete without spaces, so they didn’t get Twitter-proper “At replies”):

To@28CGiroux:Keep working and soon you will be the best player in NHL like said.To@Hartsy19:work hard and you will score 40.

Beyond acknowledging his linemates about how much he’ll miss Philly and the Flyers, Jagr also praised Max Talbot:

Just to everybody knows:Max Talbot is the most underrated and underpaid player in NHL.Holmgren did a great job signing him last season.

Of course, Jagr made sure to say “hallo” to his new teammates in Dallas, too:

I want to thank Dallas Stars for giving me the opportunity. Say hallo to my new teammates and fans. Hopefully we can make together big things.

One cannot help but wonder the rave reviews Jagr will express about Jamie Benn and Loui Eriksson – especially if he’s lucky enough to line up with them.

  1. redux12 - Jul 3, 2012 at 8:31 PM

    Love the guy. Sad to see him go, but glad he spent at least a season wearing the flying P. Agree with what he said about Max too! Best of luck to you Jags~

  2. zaksyuk - Jul 3, 2012 at 8:44 PM

    have fun having not as much fun jags

  3. icdogg - Jul 3, 2012 at 8:44 PM

    Jagr still plays surprisingly well, but if you’re having him play a whole season and playoffs, he’s not going to have enough left. Needs to be more of a part-timer at this stage of his career.

  4. kingfooj - Jul 3, 2012 at 9:08 PM

    “Hopefully we can make together big things.” gotta love czechs

    • sheckyrimshot - Jul 3, 2012 at 9:10 PM

      gotta love checks too. but you can’t have both with jags.

  5. mclovinhockey - Jul 3, 2012 at 9:12 PM

    Good luck in Dallas, you truly are as great of a person as you are an athlete. Go flyers.

  6. dkphilly1122 - Jul 3, 2012 at 9:54 PM

    Goodluck Jags!! We definitely loved you as a Flyer and wish nothing but good things for you in Dallas. You became a class act to Flyers fans and Pittsburgh despises you for coming to a real city and team!! You helped G become mature and on his way to one of if not the best player in the NHL. You still got plenty of talent and maturity to help Benn become the stud he can be, like you did with G.

  7. thesportsguru7 - Jul 3, 2012 at 9:58 PM

    There is a reason this man is going to the HOF on the 1st ballot. He is a class act, and a wonderful player. Sad to see him leave the Flyers, but his wisdom and leadership made that team better.

  8. turbobeast - Jul 3, 2012 at 10:13 PM

    Always was a Class Act and always will be. Glad he was part of the Flyers team that beat down the “best” team in the NHL. As much as I would have liked them to win the cup, at least we still have that series!

    Good luck Jags, Go Flyers!

    • eyeh8goodell - Jul 4, 2012 at 2:28 PM

      Typical Flyers fan…..clinging to a 1st round playoff victory. You guys are the Ravens of the NHL, obsessed with Pittsburgh. Every time you play the Pens it’s your Stanley Cup…….which is why you guys never actually win the Stanley Cup. You blew your wad in the 1st round and then got embarrassed in the 2nd. But I guess that’s to be expected when your last taste of success was gooning your way to the Cup during the Gerald Ford administration.

  9. raoool - Jul 3, 2012 at 11:46 PM

    Those who dis Jagr never saw him on their team (like me before last year).

    Hope he does find a way to perform for a full season the way he did first half of last year; but even with his tail-off at the end of the year, the ‘intangibles’ he brings are priceless. Rare that you see a guy that the whole team watches and reacts to in every situation. (hey – not many players can turn Hartnell into an all-star 😉

    …and that smile alone won the Flyers a few games – just helping the kids keep things in perspective.

    Good luck in Dallas!

  10. flyeredup - Jul 4, 2012 at 1:31 AM


  11. theageofquarrel - Jul 4, 2012 at 4:48 AM

    How is that Stanley Cup he was supposed to help bring to Philthy??? HAHAHA!!!! 37 years and counting,chokers!!!

    • melonheadsdaddy - Jul 4, 2012 at 9:58 AM

      Does it just suck to be a Pittsburgh fan? Or is piitsburgh truly that boring to live in? Seems like all you clowns envy Philly the way you show up on the comments and such…just sayin…come on back when parise and surer spurn your sh$&ty city too….448 am huh?

      • mmmpierogi - Jul 4, 2012 at 12:21 PM

        I’m a Pittsburgh fan, and happen to enjoy it quite a bit. As for it being boring, you’ve never seen Philly fans up posting moronic garbage at 3:00am? If not, then you’re lying; if you have, then the boredom goes both ways, I suppose. And if I envy Philly, then it must be the same type of “envy” that people from Philadelphia apparently have about living in an inferior city sandwiched between NYC and DC. I’m sure you’d be willing to agree to that statement, right?

        As for Jagr, which is what this is about — best of luck to the guy.

  12. broadstbully33 - Jul 4, 2012 at 6:58 AM

    say what you want but jags played great and was worth 3.3 mill ge helped G rise and always had a smile ( until playoffs) but i think the work ethic is second to none. i didnt believe the stories about the midnight work outs so me and a couple buds drove to Vorhees and at 1 am and waited for him to leave and he was there.Good luck Jags and keep climbing the leaderboards

  13. bobhpine - Jul 4, 2012 at 10:32 PM

    Jagr really was perfect for the Flyers…Good during the regular season, disappeared in the post season. Now the biggest question is where to hang that second round playoff appearance banner.

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