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Jagr won’t hang up his skates for a while

Via Pro Hockey Talk’s Joe Yerdon, Comcast Sportsnet Philadelphia’s Tim Panaccio believes that Jaromir Jagr will play for the Philadelphia Flyers beyond this season:

Jagr said this week he is thrilled to be playing on a team with younger players he can mentor. He says it’s given him a valuable role in his later years – the ability to pass on advice. So the obvious question we had for him was whether it’s sparked something inside of him to perhaps ask the Flyers for a contract extension.

“It’s too early to tell,” Jagr replied. “I want to wait for the whole season and playoffs. I just don’t want to be somewhere where I can’t help the team, just sit around. It’s not me. I want to be a big part of the team to help the team, either way. It’s not about points, it’s about the whole team. Could we make the playoffs? How we’ll do in the playoffs. That’s the hockey you want to play – the playoffs. That is what I missed the most. NHL playoffs and other leagues [IIHF World Championships] are totally different.”

Jagr said one thing was for certain. He will be playing hockey somewhere next season.

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Evilpens's avatar

OH Boy ME ME ME Drama Queen Arrested Adolenscent Jagr “Mentoring” younger Players ?

A Penguin destroying the Flyers from within   LOL

Posted by Evilpens on 11/26/11 at 04:05 PM ET

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