The Jagr Effect

Jagr Bomb

Jagr Bomb

Okay, so when the Bruins acquired Jaromir Jagr at the trade deadline from the Dallas Stars, Boston faithful probably expected a bit more from the first ballot future hall of famer. Ya, the guy is 41, but no goals in the entire Stanley Cup playoffs is a bit of a stretch. However, despite his lack of goals, he may be the key to this team’s success purely because of what he does in the locker room.

It’s been well documented that Jagr has private midnight skate sessions, working through his frustrations and trying to re-perfect his craft. His work ethic has undoubtedly bled down through the dressing room. But it seems his fun antics are keeping the team loose and focused when the pressure is one. Just the other night following the Bruins’ Game 2 victory in Chicago, Jagr admitted he isn’t even scoring in practice much, and then joked with reporters that the reason he goes and skates at midnight is so he make a goal without worrying about a goalie.

This might be the best gem of the bunch, though – check out this video below where Jagr names himself as his favorite player growing up right after David Krejci does the same.

“Hi, I’m Jaromir Jagr from Kladno Czech Republic. My favorite player growing up was Jaromir Jagr.”

 

 

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Hail Seguin

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Hail The Forever-Famous Fricken Tylah

Seriously, did anyone have Game 6 in the “how-long-will-it-take-Tyler Seguin-to-start-kicking-ass-in-this-series” pool? Because I certainly didn’t. Regardless, “Fricken Tylah!”, as I like to call him, finally showed up and played a tremendous game last night with great shot selection that gained him the assist on the Bruins 3rd goal, and a tremendously simple Dangle, Snipe ‘n’ Score move to seal it in OT for the B’s. He moved the puck brilliantly and made great decisions all night, really providing some energy on the second line.

More importantly, 4 guys (Lucic, Peverly, Krejci and Seguin) in the top 2 lines, which have been next to non-existent throughout the series, had 2 points, none more important than David Krejci’s. Krejci, undoubtedly, is the quiet-yet-ever-important spark plug of this team, centering the first line. He was key to the Bruins’ Stanley Cup run last season, and was a big part of the 2010 collapse after his wrist injury knocked him out of the Philly series. David Krejci is the Grand F*!@ing Wizard who will take us to the Promised Land. It’s nice to see him doing wizardly things again.

This team, if it can take it’s young, superstar-potential heads out of its asses, can repeat. There, I said it. Lets get out there and Bust a Cap in Washington’s collective asses.

Oh, and Hail Fricken Tylah!