Wednesday, February 11, 2015

This Date in Jagr History: February 11, 1999

This Date in Jagr History took a page out of Beau Bennett's book yesterday and was a healthy scratch. We did get some #JagrWatch news last night when a report came out the Jagr is open to being traded to an Eastern Conference contender. TSN's Darren Dreger was quoted in the report basically saying that Jagr hasn't actually asked for a trade because he respects the Devil's GM Lou Lamoriello. Lamoriello still believes the Devils are in the playoff hunt and Jagr doesn't want to bail on the team. He goes on to say the situation will be revisited in a week or so. While it is commendable that the Devils still think they're in the playoff hunt and don't want to give up, if Lou Lamoriello really thinks the Devils will be playing hockey and not golf come April, well...

As we said a few days ago, there is still time before the trade deadline. You gotta think Lou will eventually wave the white flag and move Jagr before the deadline. Jagr has a lot of respect around the league and it would be hard to imagine the Devils keeping him from having a shot at one last Stanley Cup. Things are definitely about to get interesting though.

Another day, another Josh Yohe tweet playing with our hearts 

February 11, 1999:

IceTime (via Pens Chronicles)

Mellon Arena, Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania

Vancouver Canucks - 5
Pittsburgh Penguins - 6

Jaromir Jagr and the Penguins came into this game against the Canucks on a roll. They had won 8 games in a row and this 6-5 win moved that streak to 9 games. Jagr scored 2 goals and 1 assist in this game. Both of Jagr's goals came at even strength and of course, one of his goals was the game winner. Jagr spent 27:25 of time on ice and took and insane 10 shots on goal. The Penguins took 40 shots as a team that night. 1/4 of the team's shot total, I think it's safe to say Jagr was everywhere in this one. 

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