Jagr is the best player in the league.

Jagr is the best player in the league.

Post by Rick Casar » Tue, 19 May 1992 12:14:01


That's all I wanted to say.

This guy has been making the plays of the century for the last two
weeks and I've been fully amazed at the way he controls that
body of his.  Such balance and stick work!

Someone on this newsgroup gave him a hard time not so long ago
because he had supposedly been "figure out" by other teams.
How can you figure out sheer talent like that??!!

"Jagr's in on goal.  They'll never catch him!  Here's the shot!
 Heeeeeeeeeee shoots and scorrres!"

Oh I wish I could have heard Lange!

 
 
 

Jagr is the best player in the league.

Post by Eric Rick » Tue, 19 May 1992 19:44:49


Quote:
>That's all I wanted to say.

>This guy has been making the plays of the century for the last two
>weeks and I've been fully amazed at the way he controls that
>body of his.  Such balance and stick work!

>Someone on this newsgroup gave him a hard time not so long ago
>because he had supposedly been "figure out" by other teams.
>How can you figure out sheer talent like that??!!

>"Jagr's in on goal.  They'll never catch him!  Here's the shot!
> Heeeeeeeeeee shoots and scorrres!"

>Oh I wish I could have heard Lange!

It did hear Lange.  He was remarking about how people are respelling his
name to read Mario Jr.  He was also comparing him to Mario.  Lange says
Mario has the best hands in the league, perhaps league history, and
knows where people are on the ice at all times (sort of a 6th sense),
while Jagr is much harder to knock off the puck, but is sort of a puck
hog.  (Besides that, they're similar (-:)

The call for the goal by Lange wasn't all that good.  He was mystified
as to whether it touched a Bruins players before it went into the net,
but then he got e***d.  "Ladies and Gentlemen, Elvis has just left the
building."

--

University of Michigan '96; East Quad, Cooley
Let's go Cavs!

 
 
 

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Post by William J. Be » Tue, 19 May 1992 20:23:53

Quote:

>...
>It did hear Lange.  He was remarking about how people are respelling his
>name to read Mario Jr.  He was also comparing him to Mario.  Lange says
>Mario has the best hands in the league, perhaps league history, and
>knows where people are on the ice at all times (sort of a 6th sense),
>while Jagr is much harder to knock off the puck, but is sort of a puck
>hog.  (Besides that, they're similar (-:)

I don't agree that Jagr is a puck hog.  Most of the time Jagr skates the puck
in on two or sometimes three defenders, no other Penguins skate up to take
the pass.  Jagr has no choice but to either evade the defenders while his
lame teammates lolly-gag to an open spot on the ice, or to try to shoot.  It
maybe that Bowman wants Jagr to take the puck.  When he is on the ice, he
looks like the center of attention for both teams.

==================================
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Computer Sciences Corporation


 
 
 

Jagr is the best player in the league.

Post by Scott Saw » Tue, 19 May 1992 23:14:51

This may have been brought up last year but I forget what the answer was.
Could someone please explain the significance of the Penguin fans in the Igloo
holding up pictures of a shark's fin?

Scott S.

 
 
 

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Post by Eric Rick » Wed, 20 May 1992 05:30:29


Quote:
>This may have been brought up last year but I forget what the answer was.
>Could someone please explain the significance of the Penguin fans in the Igloo
>holding up pictures of a shark's fin?

>Scott S.

I know they did it last year, but I have no idea how and when it
started, and why.  Before powerplays, they play the Jaws theme over the
PA system, and people hold up the fins.
--

University of Michigan '96; East Quad, Cooley
Let's go Cavs!
 
 
 

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Post by Jeff Harris » Wed, 20 May 1992 07:49:52


|> That's all I wanted to say.
|>
|> This guy has been making the plays of the century for the last two
|> weeks and I've been fully amazed at the way he controls that
|> body of his.  Such balance and stick work!
|>
|> Someone on this newsgroup gave him a hard time not so long ago
|> because he had supposedly been "figure out" by other teams.
|> How can you figure out sheer talent like that??!!

Uggghhh. If you'll excuse me, I have to wipe up the puke from between
my keyboard keys. Argghh. My fingers are getting all sticky.

Jeff
- the silent and sad Canuck lurker
- why am I silent? No more Canuck news

 
 
 

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Post by Paul Onderc » Wed, 20 May 1992 08:26:36


Quote:
>This may have been brought up last year but I forget what the answer was.
>Could someone please explain the significance of the Penguin fans in the Igloo
>holding up pictures of a shark's fin?

   During power plays last season the organ player would play a part of the
_Jaws_ theme. It's supposed to create a sense of impending doom. The shark
fins are a part of the theme. (I just wish the doom would come true a little
more often! :>

         Frnk! :>
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Post by Alan Kenned » Wed, 20 May 1992 10:29:47

I don't exactly remember, but I think the shark fin
thing started during the playoffs last year when Phil
Bourque was interviewed and asked how he liked playing
the point on the power play.  He replied something like
he loved*** around the blue line like a shark.

Alan Kennedy
Carnegie Mellon

 
 
 

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Post by Joseph R. Mcdona » Wed, 20 May 1992 11:52:54


|

|
|>This may have been brought up last year but I forget what the answer was.
|>Could someone please explain the significance of the Penguin fans in the Igloo
|>holding up pictures of a shark's fin?
|>
|>Scott S.
|
|I know they did it last year, but I have no idea how and when it
|started, and why.  Before powerplays, they play the Jaws theme over the
|PA system, and people hold up the fins.
|--

|University of Michigan '96; East Quad, Cooley
|Let's go Cavs!

The Shark Fins were first handed out at Game 5 of last year's Patrick
Division final against Washington.  In game 2, Vince Laschied, the Pens
organist, started playing the theme to Jaws anytime the Pens went on the
power play.  By the time they came home for game 5, a local sign making
company had printed placards that had a shark fin on one side (complete with
instructions in fine print ;-) and either a "PENS" or a "LET'S GO" on the
other.  My copy had a "LET'S GO".  Anyway, the idea was to have half of
the arena hold up the "LET'S GO" and chant, and then the other half hold
up the "PENS" and chant.  This didn't catch on (as it was lame anyway), but
the Shark fins during the power play did.  It became superstitious because
the Pens seemed to start scoring with regularity on the power play from that
point on in the playoffs, after struggling on it earlier.  

To my understanding, they only hand out the placards during the playoffs,
to sort of build the tradition.  I expect 10 years from now to see articles
from San Jose fans saying we "stole" their idea, similar to all the ranting
we hear from time to time from Bruins fans saying we stole their colors. ;-)

Dean
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Post by Anna Matya » Thu, 21 May 1992 06:48:55

Quote:
Rick Casares writes:
>That's all I wanted to say.

>This guy has been making the plays of the century for the last two
>weeks and I've been fully amazed at the way he controls that
>body of his.  Such balance and stick work!

>Someone on this newsgroup gave him a hard time not so long ago
>because he had supposedly been "figure out" by other teams.
>How can you figure out sheer talent like that??!!

I think you've hit your head on the ice one too many times, Rick!!  Best player
in the league?  This is really stretching it.  Jagr is definitely a
crowd favorite because stuff often happens when he's on the ice but
he certainly isn't the best in the league.  

I was one of the people who criticized him not long ago but I'm also
willing to give him the benefit of the doubt.  Loney, Hrdina, and
Trottier are too slow for him.  While he will put the puck in the net
with any one of these guys on the line with him, he seems to play a
much more disciplined game when he's with other players.  I think he
should have curtailed some of the wildness by now.  But heck, if he's
going to win games at the last second for us, why complain, eh?

I'm not about to open a debate on who the best player is in the league.
For as many people as there are in this group, that's about how many players
would be named Numero Uno.  But watch Jeremy Roenick closely -- and then
come back and tell me that Jagr is the best.

 
 
 

Jagr is the best player in the league.

Post by Richard Casar » Thu, 21 May 1992 09:11:50


Quote:
(Anna Matyas) writes:

|>
Quote:
|> Rick Casares writes:

|> >That's all I wanted to say.
|> >
|> >This guy has been making the plays of the century for the last two
|> >weeks and I've been fully amazed at the way he controls that
|> >body of his.  Such balance and stick work!
|>
|> I think you've hit your head on the ice one too many times, Rick!!
|> Best player
|> in the league?  This is really stretching it.  Jagr is definitely a
|> crowd favorite because stuff often happens when he's on the ice but
|> he certainly isn't the best in the league.  
|> I'm not about to open a debate on who the best player is in the
|> league.
|> For as many people as there are in this group, that's about how many
|> players
|> would be named Numero Uno.  But watch Jeremy Roenick closely -- and
|> then
|> come back and tell me that Jagr is the best.

OK, so maybe I did take a mean fall this week.
But I think the brain bucket did it's trick. =)

As for Jagr being a puckhog, I think you hit it on the head.
How can he pass when everyone on his line is still behind the
blue line?!

And Anna, I should have known that Paul Coffey is the best!  heh.

As for Roenick, I've been watching him all year!
And even that spin-o-rama isn't as hot as Jagr's sideways weaving.

Go Hawks!  Go Pens!

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