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#521 Hatethedrake!

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Posted 29 June 2011 - 10:58 AM

Jagr: 19 goals in KHL last year

Chris Simon: 16 goals in KHL last year


The hell with Jagr! Sign Simon! Get er done Kenny! :thumbup:
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#522 Diluvian04

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Posted 29 June 2011 - 11:28 AM

You're obviously right in the points you are making - it's just that you and I live in a different world than the rest of these guys. Sure those million dollars look mind boggling to us, but the truth is, we have a bit of a bias, ya know? I mean, day in and day out you see athletes go for more money. Are they flawed? Well, as flawed as the next guy. Its easy for us to be critics on the sideline - no one is asking us to decide between 7 million or 9 million. But SO MANY atheletes go for the bigger pay check. In Detroit, we see the exception FAR MORE than the rest of the world and I think that makes us jaded. But guys like Yzerman, Lidstrom and Rafalski are special cases. They have certain ties that they can trade off in place of a little extra money. The same for Tom Izzo. The only reason why he didn't leave East Lansing was because he valued where his roots were and the ties he's made there.
Jagr doesn't have those ties. He was born in the Czech Republic, drafted by Pitt and then played for Washington and NY. Who does he owe? Sure the NHL is the best league in the world - but he's one of the best players in the world. He doesn't owe you, nor I any favors - and who are we to blame him for something that we might (read: probably) do given the same situation?


Point taken. I only wanted to point out the obvious overpayment in prior years. Jagr hasn't been in the league in like two or three years and we are trying to get him. I guess if the money is right its worth taking a shot however I feel like he doesn't really want to come here. The age along with the KHL going back and forth has me really questioning whether or not he is right for our team. On top of that he has been rumored to be a cancer in the locker room and if that is right that he only scored 19 goals or whatever last season. Is he really worth it?

Edited by Diluvian04, 29 June 2011 - 11:43 AM.


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Posted 29 June 2011 - 11:29 AM

Pens fans on LetGoPens.com are actually tracking the flight Jagr is on to the United States. :lol:

http://www.letsgopen...3706&start=3200

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Posted 29 June 2011 - 11:35 AM

jagrwatch.com (stole link from that same letsgopens.com thread)

It's just a dedicated twitter feed atm.

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#525 Hatethedrake!

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Posted 29 June 2011 - 12:09 PM

Pens fans on LetGoPens.com are actually tracking the flight Jagr is on to the United States. :lol:

http://www.letsgopen...3706&start=3200


I don't know whether this is funny, or a cry for help. Likely both. :lol:
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We need someone like Parise that can penetrate the box.-blueadams

#526 WingZNut13

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Posted 29 June 2011 - 12:23 PM

So if Jagr decides "to take his talent to Hockeytown" are they going to have a riot and jersey burning in Pittsburgh like they did in Cleveland when LeBron left? Although the hype isn't that big outside of the hockey world, that's what I feel like Jagr is doing here.
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Posted 29 June 2011 - 12:31 PM

So if Jagr decides "to take his talent to Hockeytown" are they going to have a riot and jersey burning in Pittsburgh like they did in Cleveland when LeBron left? Although the hype isn't that big outside of the hockey world, that's what I feel like Jagr is doing here.


Man that would be epic especially since all signs lead to him going to the Pens. Although I can't take the sources reporting that its a done deal as credible because Jagrs flight hasn't even landed and his agent said the decision would be announced a short time after that. So all in all I have no idea what to think. I just want to know the decision one way or the other

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Posted 29 June 2011 - 12:34 PM

Man that would be epic especially since all signs lead to him going to the Pens. Although I can't take the sources reporting that its a done deal as credible because Jagrs flight hasn't even landed and his agent said the decision would be announced a short time after that. So all in all I have no idea what to think. I just want to know the decision one way or the other


Im with you. I think he would be a great addition to our PP and a solid 2nd or 3rd liner but if he doesn't sign with Detroit, I am not gonna lose any sleep. He can soak up all the minutes in Pitt when Crosby sneezes to hard and hits his head on the mirror and is sidelines for 5 more months. I think he'd be great the right price (cheap cheap cheap) but other than that, just get me to July 1st.
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Posted 29 June 2011 - 12:36 PM

Penguins make offer to Jagr, the deal is worth a reported $2 million.

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Posted 29 June 2011 - 12:38 PM

Here's hoping he announces he's a Penguin.

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Posted 29 June 2011 - 12:45 PM

Im with you. I think he would be a great addition to our PP and a solid 2nd or 3rd liner but if he doesn't sign with Detroit, I am not gonna lose any sleep. He can soak up all the minutes in Pitt when Crosby sneezes to hard and hits his head on the mirror and is sidelines for 5 more months. I think he'd be great the right price (cheap cheap cheap) but other than that, just get me to July 1st.



I agree there is no reason to break the bank on him as there are other forwards that can be of value for a longer term. But i do feel he would fit in here with are euro style, and the veteran atmosphere. But ultimately its his decision and he can do what he feels is best for him.

Anyway we have bigger needs like fixing the d. This is the first time that im seriously worried about our team especially on the back end. But in Kenny I trust. He always does the right things and thats why he is the best GM in the game

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Posted 29 June 2011 - 12:49 PM

Rumor has that Jagr will sign with Pitt for 1.4

That is via a Russian Newspaper. I would copy the link but it's all in Russian

Edited by WingZNut13, 29 June 2011 - 12:50 PM.

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Posted 29 June 2011 - 12:58 PM

Rumor has that Jagr will sign with Pitt for 1.4

That is via a Russian Newspaper. I would copy the link but it's all in Russian


All of the credible U.S. media sites are saying that Jagr was offered $2 mil by the Pens. However, they're also saying that the Pens are the only team to make an offer which is not true, since obviously the Wings have made an offer already too.

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Posted 29 June 2011 - 01:02 PM

All of the credible U.S. media sites are saying that Jagr was offered $2 mil by the Pens. However, they're also saying that the Pens are the only team to make an offer which is not true, since obviously the Wings have made an offer already too.


Yeah I saw where it got retweeted and I just thought it would be interesting to put up if there is any chance for this to be over with so we move on. However, the only thing to talk about for the next few days is July first sooo there are plenty of threads and ideas there...
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Posted 29 June 2011 - 01:15 PM

Here's hoping he announces he's a Penguin.


I don't think there is any doubt on that one.
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Posted 29 June 2011 - 01:20 PM

Rumor has that Jagr will sign with Pitt for 1.4

That is via a Russian Newspaper. I would copy the link but it's all in Russian


Just saw that reported on Twitter also.

http://gazeta.ru/spo...a_3680105.shtml

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Posted 29 June 2011 - 01:20 PM

I don't think there is any doubt on that one.


Ya i've given up on the thought of him coming to the wings. Heres hoping the Pens flop in the first round and our acquired top 6 forward plays a major role on our way to the cup. Then he can see what he really missed out on

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Posted 29 June 2011 - 01:21 PM

Ya i've given up on the thought of him coming to the wings. Heres hoping the Pens flop in the first round and our acquired top 6 forward plays a major role on our way to the cup. Then he can see what he really missed out on


Hey, bringing back Kovalev worked out pretty well for them.

Oh, wait...

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Posted 29 June 2011 - 01:23 PM

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Posted 29 June 2011 - 01:49 PM

Hey, bringing back Kovalev worked out pretty well for them.

Oh, wait...


Ya no kidding! So much talent with such a s***ty work ethic lol





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