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Jagr to play for Czech team he owns, brings Plekanec along for the ride

Sep 16, 2012, 2:17 PM EDT

Jaromir Jagr AP

If you didn’t know it already, Jaromir Jagr owns a team in the Czech Extraliga, HC Kladno. Take one guess where he’ll be playing during the lockout.

Yahoo!’s Dmitry Chesnokov reports Jagr will be headed to the Czech Republic to play for his team and joining him there will be Canadiens forward Tomas Plekanec. Both players will play there for however long the lockout lasts.

Jagr’s connection with Kladno goes back a long way as he played for them before coming to the NHL and during both lockouts in 1994-95 and 2004-05. Plekanec similarly played for Kladno before coming to the NHL, but he spent the 04-05 work stoppage in the AHL.

The connection between the two players is what’s always led to speculation that Jagr would play for Montreal during the last two offseasons. The two have worked great together in the past at the World Championships and Olympics.

  1. firemarshal1 - Sep 16, 2012 at 2:41 PM

    The players actions speaks volume. It’s all about MONEY.

    • hockinj25 - Sep 16, 2012 at 3:40 PM

      Or maybe they just like playing hockey.

      • mpg44 - Sep 16, 2012 at 8:18 PM

        Then they should be HERE , helping to fix this mess that they partially caused !!

      • hockinj25 - Sep 16, 2012 at 8:56 PM

        The players that aren’t part of the negotiations can’t really do anything.

      • mpg44 - Sep 16, 2012 at 10:09 PM

        Then the owners should bring in replacement players. By going to play on another league you are turning your back on this league and then it and when the labor disput is over , they turn their backs on the league that let them play . A bad moral judgement on both counts. If you have a problem here … Fixing it should be your number one concern , if you can’t or don’t want to fix it … Then leave , but for good. Since there is a labor disput here involving the players and their representative gas been so vocal with the players thus far, then that should be their main objective . Not where can I score another couple of million wil someone else fixes their problems for them them. Remember this … They are just as much to blame for this mess as the owners!!! “F” them all!!

  2. icelovinbrotha215 - Sep 16, 2012 at 2:42 PM

    And the exodus continues…

  3. blomfeld - Sep 16, 2012 at 3:05 PM

    Piss off Jagger and don’t show us your ugly face again !

  4. csilojohnson - Sep 16, 2012 at 5:01 PM

    Think they just want to play

  5. paledevil - Sep 16, 2012 at 6:06 PM

    I believe the number is 35k per 1 mil insurance… 350 for 10 mil heck ya

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