Sep 182011
Flyers forward Jaromir Jagr

Jaromir Jagr speaks as Flyers training camp opens

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Information overload for many Flyers

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The Flyers’ No. 2 line last season meshed well together, as center Danny Briere, left wing Scott Hartnell and right wing Ville Leino combined for 77 goals and 170 points.  With Leino using free agency this summer to join the Buffalo Sabres, newcomer Wayne Simmonds had his first chance to skate on the Briere line Saturday, when the Flyers opened training camp at Skate Zone.

Jagr skates, speaks for first time as Flyer

September 18 CSN Philly

When Jaromir Jagr took the plunge, signing with the KHL’s Avangard Omsk three years ago in Russia, he had made peace with himself.  “I was a pretty sure back then it was the last time I would play in the NHL,” said the soft-spoken Czech. “Once again, you can never say never. You don’t know what life is going to bring you.”  Life brought the Flyers one of hockey’s genuine talents on July 1 when Jagr spurned is beloved Pittsburgh Penguins to sign with their bitter, cross-state rival.

Jagr has eyes on another Stanley Cup

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Raising the Stanley Cup again wasn’t the ultimate hockey motivation for a young Jaromir Jagr. He’d done that twice in his first two NHL seasons. It was a lot of fun winning with the Pittsburgh Penguins, but playing with the great Mario Lemieux, Ron Francis, Kevin Stevens, Mark Recchi, Paul Coffey and other stars had its drawbacks.  Early in his career, Jagr complained about not getting enough time on the power play. The Penguins accommodated him there by trading Recchi.