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by Paul on 12/30/11 at 08:20 AM ET
from Ron Cook of the Pittsburgh Post-Gazette,
The Penguins still are better off without Jagr.
That’s my story and I’m sticking to it, ridiculous as it must seem on the day after Jagr and the Flyers were the better team for the second time in three weeks, this time, thanks in large part to Jagr’s goal, which put the Flyers ahead to stay, 2-1, in the second period, and an empty-netter at the end by old pal Max Talbot.
“Why worry about a 40-year-old guy? The biggest mistake [Penguins] management made [during the summer] was they should have signed Max,” Jagr said after the game in a fairly typical, disingenuous moment.
The Penguins couldn’t match the Flyers’ five-year, $9 million offer to Talbot, and Jagr knows it.
But his quote made for a good sound bite and made a lot in the media giggle.
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