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The Flyers Miss Jagr

from Sam Carchidi of the Philadelphia Inquirer,

For the Flyers, a team fighting for its playoff lives, the good news is this: After Sunday, they play five straight games at the Wells Fargo Center.

The bad news: Including the one in Pittsburgh, they have eight more games on the road, where they are an unthinkable 4-12. That's the most road losses in the NHL.

And that follows a season in which they went 25-13-3 on the road. No NHL team had more road wins.

So what's the biggest difference from last year to this season?

Jaromir Jagr.

Jagr was one of the Flyers' top road performers last year and he has kept up the pace with Dallas this season, producing six goals, 13 points, and a plus-3 rating in 15 road games for the Stars.

A future Hall of Famer, Jagr helped give the Flyers a mystique with his presence. The 6-foot-3, 240-pound winger created a follow-this example with his almost-maniacal workout routine, won a majority of board battles, and opened things up for his linemates, Claude Giroux and Scott Hartnell.

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HockeytownOverhaul's avatar

Good luck.  Wings lost Rafalski/Hossa (I think it was Rafalski) and all of a sudden can’t win on the road to save their life.

Posted by HockeytownOverhaul on 03/24/13 at 10:10 AM ET

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i wouldn’t mind the wings adding Jagr if it didn’t cost too much.

Posted by letsmakeit12 on 03/24/13 at 11:47 AM ET

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Posted by letsmakeit12 on 03/24/13 at 12:47 PM ET

It would

Posted by TEMO from LANSING, MICHIGAN, U.S.A. on 03/24/13 at 12:04 PM ET

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