Monday, August 21, 2006

ROOKIE CARD NOSTALGIA #7




















Jaromir Jagr is a player that I admire, but I just can't completely respect. When he took his glove off and saluted after scoring, that was ok with me. It was even fine that he bagged the OT winner to beat Gretzky and the Rangers during Wayne's last game. During the player handshake afterwards, Jagr embraced Gretzky and said, "I didn't mean to do that." Gretzky laughed and told him, "That's what I used to say."
But when Jagr feels unmotivated or depressed, he gives up. Wayne never took a shift off in his career. So as good as Jagr is, I don't think Wayne 'passed the torch' to the right guy in 1999. That is unfortunate, because Jagr is sickeningly good when he wants to be. His career stats are something to behold:
5 Art Ross trophies
1 Hart trophy
2 Lester Pearson trophies
2 Stanley Cups

591 goals, 841 assists, and 1432 points in 1109 regular season games.
155 points in 149 playoff games.
And most importantly, he used to look like Otto, the bus driver from The Simpsons!



He should bring back the mullet. It gives him superpowers!

5 Comments:

At August 21, 2006 at 8:21 a.m. , Blogger Temujin said...

When are we going to see the "Krusty the Clown" RC?

http://www.cbssportsstore.com/product/index.jsp?productId=1933120&cp=1198355.763886&parentPage=family

Soon, I hope!

 
At August 21, 2006 at 10:07 a.m. , Blogger Zanstorm said...

I'll not deface this site with Krusty! LOL!
Alfy is a last resort, probably under a heading of: Captain who couldn't lead his stacked team to the Cup.

 
At August 21, 2006 at 2:03 p.m. , Blogger Temujin said...

Not unlike other teams with Swedish captains... *sigh*

 
At August 21, 2006 at 2:28 p.m. , Blogger Zanstorm said...

Nah, the Sens have had much more skill in their lineup in recent years, and were always expected to be a Cup contender.

 
At August 21, 2006 at 4:48 p.m. , Blogger Temujin said...

The Canucks have underacheived a great deal in the last four seasons. Perhaps the Sens had more raw talent on paper, but that doesn't make the dissapointment any less for Canuck fans.

The same can of the Leafs but to a lesser extent. The Leafs are always signing that guy who will put us over the top and it never materializes. But you've convinced me that as far as Swedish Captains go, Mats is far and away the best.

 

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