'"I don't know if I'm going to play," Jagr said. "When I'm going to feel like I can help the team, be healthy enough to play, I will play."'
Archives for April 2001
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'But inquiring minds were curious after Saturday's 3-1 victory: Does the fact that the Penguins lost four straight games after winning two at Philadelphia make them susceptible to a similar meltdown this year?'
'"I think it's actually throwing guys off. You're so used to the wide-open style that Pittsburgh used to play, the offense-first (philosophy). You see them sitting back and having three guys back all the time, sometimes four, it's freaky."'
'George Ferguson never has seen a televised replay of the goal that, 22 years later, remains one of the most memorable in Penguins history. And it came against the Buffalo Sabres in a Game 3 of the Stanley Cup playoffs.'
'The ratings had improved from abysmal to poor and that was something.'
'To suggest that Hedberg and the Penguins have held the Capitals and Sabres to a combined total of three even-strength goals in eight games because neither of those teams has anybody who can score goals, is a slap in Hedberg's moose mask, and an affront to the other men defending the Penguins logo.'
'Jagr's immaturity in the past was bad enough, but his requests to be traded, his pouting, and his poor attitude are making him a good candidate to be shown the door.'
'The longer the Penguins last in the playoffs, the longer goaltender Johan Hedberg will be away from his wife and two young daughters in Sweden.'
'Part of the reason Hedberg has confounded opposition shooters is he is not your typical NHL goaltender. At 5-foot-11, he is not real big and depends more on reflexes and outstanding positioning.'
'If his teammates can't find a way to wake up and score in Game 3 Monday night against the Penguins in Pittsburgh, the Sabres themselves will be nothing but a memory.'