Re: Gresh and Zo Hammering Jagr
posted at 5/23/2013 12:54 PM EDT
I am really divided about JJ. He looks good, but not much happens when he is out there. Sort of like Anna Kournikova. But considering the relatively cheap price for him, I guess he worth it for a time eater.
It seems that he isn't a great team player, in that he is use to being able to do so much himself, that he didn't need a lot of help doing it. But now that he doesn't have that speed to make the last move necessary to finish a play, he's just a fill in player.
Still lots of playoff games to be played, and he might be the difference later on.
10 games = 0 goals, and 4 assists. -2
Iginla - 9 games, 2 goals, 8 assists. -3.
Quite the contrary, perrysound.
If you notice, when Jagr is on the ice, they play is usually in the other team's end and he is making them work. Creating frustation and fatigue for the other side.
Also, he really has been snake bitten. He and Seguin.
Maybe, they are saving theirs goals for the Penguins.
That is the point I was making. He is a good time eater. He does hold onto the puck for long periods, and it must tire the other team out, but inveribly, the puck rarely ends up in the net.
Anyway, I do appreciate his contribution, but you can't say that he's been on fire. And it seems to ME, that he just doesn't make the connections / passes to other linemates.
Maybe he should be back with Campbell. I know I shat all over that pairing a month ago, but I must admit I was wrong, and they worked well together.