Tuesday, September 26, 2006

2001: Kissing Pittsburgh good-bye.

We aren't Jagr haters. We understand why people boo him at games, though. I think they just forget what Jagr did while he was here in Pittsburgh. He made the transition to Lemieux-less hockey easy for us. Not much to talk about here. Everyone knows the memories. We can't hate him just because he wasn't personable.
He jumped at the chance to score a big contract and secure financial peace of mind. If I was a hockey player from the Czech Republic, I would have done the same thing in 2001. I just kinda wish he didn't semi-tank in the 2001 Conference Finals against the Devils.

In case you were wondering:

(as of 9/26/06)
Career Goals: Lemieux - 690, Jagr - 591
Assists: Lemieux - 1033, Jagr - 841
Points: Lemieux - 1723, Jagr - 1432
Art Ross Trophies: Lemieux - 6, Jagr - 5
Playoff OT Goals: Lemieux - 0, Jagr - (Can't find the exact stat, but I can think of 4.)
Mullets: Lemieux - 1, Jagr -1

Just lettin' ya know.


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