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Video: Jaromir Jagr still can’t buy a goal

Jun 15, 2013, 11:28 PM EDT

As of this moment, Jaromir Jagr has 51 shots on goal in the 2013 playoffs. None of them have beaten a single goalie this postseason.

He’s had his chances, the 41-year-old simply hasn’t been able to connect. One of his best opportunities from Game 2 came when he hit the post in overtime, which almost feels like a symbolic moment:

Jagr’s reaction is what really sells it for many. Yahoo’s Greg Wyshynski shares the GIF of his despair (for your snarky delight):

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  1. jcmeyer10 - Jun 15, 2013 at 11:33 PM

    He gets the last laugh tonight.

  2. 8man - Jun 15, 2013 at 11:35 PM

    I’m not laughing.

  3. dial1911 - Jun 15, 2013 at 11:36 PM

    Clip is from game 2, clown. Now, make me a bicycle.

  4. hockeyflow33 - Jun 15, 2013 at 11:38 PM

    His ability to set-up scoring opportunities unreal.

    • jcmeyer10 - Jun 15, 2013 at 11:44 PM

      Yah his hockey IQ is

    • jcmeyer10 - Jun 15, 2013 at 11:46 PM

      Off the charts. His conditioning is not the only reason he’s still in the league.

      Side note: they should have posted from mobile phone sigs so when I have to double post or it’s cutoff it makes more sense.

  5. joestemme - Jun 16, 2013 at 12:19 AM

    Watching the playoffs you can see why Jagr WAS one of the best players of his generation. He still has the hockey instincts and the skills – but, he seems to always be JUST a little off in either his timing or his aim. He’s more than just a ghost of his former self, but,still not the real thing. I hope any young fans will go back and look at some vintage clips of Jagr in his prime.

    • hockeyflow33 - Jun 16, 2013 at 3:07 AM

      Ummm…You won’t find a player in the league better at puck-possession than he is.

      • joestemme - Jun 16, 2013 at 1:05 PM

        But, even Jagr himself wouldn’t say he was near the player he was at 25 or even 33 years old. Like I said, he’s more than just a shadow of his former self (he ain’t the infamous Willie Mays in the World Series), but just a slight bit off.

        His instincts are in place. His hockey knowledge intact. But, the body can’t quite keep up. No shame in that, though. He’s still better than most.

  6. spitfisher - Jun 16, 2013 at 7:46 AM

    3 words……….tape to tape

    his passing is spot on and vision is equally good.

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