Friday, November 23, 2007

Coming Down on Jagr

Today's Daily News and New York Post discuss Jaromir Jagr's early season struggles...

John Dellapina of the News writes...

"He is the captain of a steaming ship that rules the Atlantic right now. Yet Jaromir Jagr remains undeniably adrift.

Unable to find linemates who see the game the way he does, unable to comprehend how he fits into a defense-first system and unable to simply blow by or overpower opponents to score by himself anymore, Jagr is groping rather than grinding..."

Over at the Post Larry Brooks says...

"Jagr, 36 on Jan. 15, hasn't been himself this season. The Rangers, 10-2 in their last 12 games and in first place in the Atlantic at 13-8-1, are winning on defense and goaltending; not by riding Jagr's coat tails." knew it was only a matter of time until the press starting getting on our captain.

...I'm hopeful that once Straka gets back Jagr will start going again, but you never know.

...right now, as long as the Rangers continue to win I'm not going to get too crazy, but if they start to slide, it might be panic city, baby (a little Dicky Vitale for ya).

1 comment:

fleisch said...

Not ready to hit the panic button or give up on Jagr. Its just my opinion but I think having Straka and Jagr back on the same line should help our Ca[tain get going.
I also wouldnt be surprised to find out that his hip is bothering him and he is trying to play through it. Which I believe has been mentioned on this site before.