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by Paul on 04/11/07 at 11:07 PM ET
from Lynn Zinser at the New York Times,
But ask any of the Rangers about Jagr and not one will minimize his impact. Coming out of the All-Star Game break, Jagr said his only goal was to lift his struggling team into the playoffs. He would indeed lead the way, but not by scoring goals in bunches. Instead, he backed up everything he asked his teammates to do by also doing it himself.
Since that March day against St. Louis, the Rangers have gone 12-3-3.
“It’s always important when a player of his stature is doing what we call the little things,” forward Brendan Shanahan said. “It sends a message to all of the younger players. Here’s a guy who’s played 16 years in the N.H.L. and has a closet full of trophies and he’s doing all these little things. That’s leadership.”
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