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Bumpus
06-22-2011, 12:53 AM
I don't care how damn old he is. I want my Jagr back! (even if it's just for one more year)


A longing to reconnect with the Penguins could be part of what brings back legendary forward Jaromir Jagr.

″He loves that team, that city,″ agent Petr Svoboda said Tuesday from the Czech Republic. ″And he loves Mario (Lemieux), so that is all on his mind.″

The opportunity to win the Stanley Cup and return to the NHL after three years of playing professionally in Russia has positioned the perennial contender Penguins and Detroit Red Wings as frontrunners to land Jagr, Svoboda said.

Svoboda said he was expecting a second conversation with Penguins general manager Ray Shero regarding Jagr on Tuesday.

″My (first) talk with Ray was wonderful,″ Svoboda said. ″Jaromir obviously is fond of Pittsburgh, but he likes the current situation there, too.″

Neither Jagr nor Shero could be reached for comment, but Jagr told ESPN.com:

″In Pittsburgh, I played there 10 years,″ he said. ″I still have a house there. I was too lazy to sell it.

″Obviously (Lemieux) is the owner. The team they got Sidney Crosby and Evgeni Malkin, plus other great players if I went there, it would be a lot easier...

Read more: http://m.triblive.com/triblive/pm_18303/contentdetail.htm?contentguid=0xyHZFof

Bumpus
06-28-2011, 11:32 PM
The offer is in, and the clock is running.

Penguins general manager Ray Shero confirmed this evening that he has offered free agent right winger Jaromir Jagr a one-year contract -- he declined to divulge the financial aspects of the proposal -- and said he expect to learn Wednesday whether Jagr will accept it.

Link: http://www.postgazette.com/pg/11179/1156789-100.stm

Bumpus
06-28-2011, 11:44 PM
He can't officially sign with anyone until Friday, but the waiting is ****ing killing me.

I WANT MY MULLET BACK!

PhinsPhan11
06-29-2011, 12:00 AM
He can't officially sign with anyone until Friday, but the waiting is ****ing killing me.

I WANT MY MULLET BACK!
I wouldn't worry too much, he'll probably sign with the Pens, much to my dislike.

Bumpus
06-29-2011, 12:22 AM
http://youtu.be/pB4eqB8r_I0



Dammit, I need this to happen!

The way his tenure ended with us is unbearable. The healing needs to start. I can't remember the last time I wanted something this badly.

PhinsPhan11
06-29-2011, 12:38 AM
http://youtu.be/pB4eqB8r_I0



Dammit, I need this to happen!

The way his tenure ended with us is unbearable. The healing needs to start. I can't remember the last time I wanted something this badly.
My guess would be the Stanley Cup a couple years ago.

Bumpus
06-29-2011, 01:54 AM
My guess would be the Stanley Cup a couple years ago.

:lol: Oddly, this is about the same level.

Bumpus
06-29-2011, 01:55 AM
I feel like a little kid waiting for Santa. Tomorrow feels like it's never gonna come.

... Gotta get some sleep.

PhinsPhan11
06-29-2011, 01:57 AM
:lol: Oddly, this is about the same level.
Now that's a passion for a player. IMO, I don't think he will be able to contribute that much to the Pens. He is a nice veteran leader, but I think he's over the hill. I just have a hard time believing he can be effective at 39.

PhinsPhan11
06-29-2011, 01:59 AM
I feel like a little kid waiting for Santa. Tomorrow feels like it's never gonna come.

... Gotta get some sleep.
:lol:

Bumpus
06-29-2011, 10:48 AM
Now that's a passion for a player. IMO, I don't think he will be able to contribute that much to the Pens. He is a nice veteran leader, but I think he's over the hill. I just have a hard time believing he can be effective at 39.

Will he be the same player he once was? Of course not. But, I still see him getting around 65-70 points on a line with Crosby (or more likely, Malkin)

... this would be bigger for JJ's legacy with the Pens. After 11 years of greatness, his departure left a sour taste in the mouths of many Pens fans. His coming back into the fold would heal the wound.


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The agent for Jaromir Jagr said today that Jagr is en route to the United States and will inform of a decision on his NHL future late this afternoon.

"He is flying to New York (from the Czech Republic) right now," agent Petr Svoboda said. "He is coming this afternoon and will tell us his answer then."

Jagr is not expected to arrive in the U.S. until at least 3:30 p.m. Svoboda said he expects to know Jagr's decision within an hour of his arrival...

Read more: Jagr on way to U.S., decision nears - Pittsburgh Tribune-Review http://www.pittsburghlive.com/x/pittsburghtrib/news/breaking/s_744430.html

PhinsPhan11
06-29-2011, 11:18 AM
If I was you, I would be thrilled of Jagr could get 65-70 pointe this upcoming season. You put him with a couple good scorers, and he's a nice addition.

Bumpus
06-29-2011, 05:53 PM
:hsmash:

... Slowly losing what's left of my sanity.

From a hockey board I post on - Apparantly, Jagr's plane's arrival was delayed at JFK when (I **** you not) a couple hundred turtles found their way onto the tarmac, and started mating. This quickly degenerated into a discussion as to whether playing Barry White would hurry things along.

... & yes, I've been following Twitter accounts (not proud of that) all damn day.

Then it turns out, he wasn't even on that fugging flight. :bobdole:

Bumpus
06-29-2011, 05:55 PM
http://www.finheaven.com/clear.gif

Make it happen Shero!

PhinsPhan11
06-29-2011, 06:41 PM
:hsmash:

... Slowly losing what's left of my sanity.

From a hockey board I post on - Apparantly, Jagr's plane's arrival was delayed at JFK when (I **** you not) a couple hundred turtles found their way onto the tarmac, and started mating. This quickly degenerated into a discussion as to whether playing Barry White would hurry things along.

... & yes, I've been following Twitter accounts (not proud of that) all damn day.

Then it turns out, he wasn't even on that fugging flight. :bobdole:
I actually saw that turtle story is in the Lounge. Funny stuff.

PhinsPhan11
06-30-2011, 03:12 PM
How's the Jagr hunt going?

Bumpus
07-01-2011, 09:05 AM
Judgement Day!

FA begins at noon. One way or the other, I'll finally have my answer. If Jagr continues to try and squeeze nickels outta the Pens, I expect Shero to quickly move on to plan B.

<stressful>

Bumpus
07-01-2011, 09:11 AM
How's the Jagr hunt going?

This entire situation has been like a steering wheel in my groin. (It's drivin me nuts :lol:)

Bumpus
07-01-2011, 09:58 AM
Pretty much sums up my state of mind right now:

http://youtu.be/VmW-ScmGRMA

JT-forpresident
07-01-2011, 11:10 AM
according to some reports, Jagr is strongly considering the Montreal Canadiens because his center at the world champioship this summer was Canadiens center Tomas Plekanec, and they got along well...

this being said:
1- never trust reports coming out of montreal, we're a bunch of clueless homers who will believe anything that's reported...
2- Jagr might actually have shown interest to the canadiens, but it also might be a way to create leverage in order to get a reasonable deal with the penguins
3- Jagr's heart was, and always will be, with the penguins and Mario Lemieux

I'm looking forward to his comeback, wherever it might be... I just hope his return doesn't end up like Forsberg's :lol:

PhinsPhan11
07-01-2011, 11:33 AM
This entire situation has been like a steering wheel in my groin. (It's drivin me nuts :lol:)
:lol2:

Bumpus
07-01-2011, 11:47 AM
Shero just pulled the offer off of the table. :bobdole:

http://youtu.be/31g0YE61PLQ


... so much for that.

PhinsPhan11
07-01-2011, 03:19 PM
http://m.espn.go.com/nhl/story?storyId=6729503

This has got to be killing you Bumpus, Jagr is now a Flyer. :chuckle:

JT-forpresident
07-01-2011, 04:15 PM
ROFL !!!

Jagr is a flyer !!!!

:lol:

poor bumpus, he must be burning all his Jagr stuff as we speak

Bumpus
07-01-2011, 04:21 PM
http://m.espn.go.com/nhl/story?storyId=6729503

This has got to be killing you Bumpus, Jagr is now a Flyer. :chuckle:

Oh god no ........ must conduct research .......... must not be true

PhinsPhan11
07-01-2011, 04:27 PM
Oh god no ........ must conduct research .......... must not be true
Oh, but it is. We also signed Talbot to a multi year contract.

Bumpus
07-01-2011, 04:29 PM
this isn't happening ... this isn't happening ... this isn't happening ... this isn't happening ... this isn't happening ... this isn't happening ... this isn't happening ... this isn't happening ... this isn't happening ... this isn't happening ... this isn't happening ... this isn't happening ... this isn't happening ... this isn't happening ... this isn't happening ... this isn't happening ... this isn't happening ... this isn't happening ... this isn't happening ... this isn't happening ... this isn't happening ... this isn't happening ... this isn't happening ... this isn't happening ... this isn't happening ... this isn't happening ... this isn't happening ... this isn't happening ... this isn't happening ... this isn't happening ... this isn't happening ... this isn't happening ... this isn't happening ... this isn't happening ... this isn't happening ... this isn't happening

PhinsPhan11
07-01-2011, 04:32 PM
:sidelol:

Bumpus
07-01-2011, 04:47 PM
WTF?!?

The Flyers?

Really, JJ?

http://www.finheaven.com/clear.gif






2010 offseason - Jason Taylor signs with the Jets.
2011 offseason - Jaromir Jagr signs with the Flyers.

... I swear to christ, if Shula announces next offseason that he's coming back to coach the Bills - I won't be held accountable for my actions.



Y'all will have to excuse me now, as I break everything I own then get drunk. (pity my liver)

Bumpus
07-01-2011, 04:50 PM
Also, remember how embarrased I was about the cowardly actions of Matt Cooke last year?


Strike that. I hope he's doing elbow exercises right now!

**** Jagr! He's dead to me now.

JT-forpresident
07-01-2011, 05:30 PM
This whole thread is legendary !!!!! :lol: :lol: :lol:

PhinsPhan11
07-01-2011, 05:41 PM
This is hilarious. Angry Pens fans. :sidelol: :sidelol:

Bumpus
07-01-2011, 07:36 PM
This is hilarious. Angry Pens fans. :sidelol: :sidelol:

Translation: SEVERELY PISSED OFF DRUNKEN BUMPUS!!!

10 years ago, I understood. We weren't able to afford to keep him. I got it.

But, now?!?

This is a big **** YOU to Pens fans everywhere. I mean, ****, anywhere but Philly!

He's dead to me. :(:(:(

Bumpus
07-01-2011, 07:41 PM
Dec. 29th is gonna be an expensive ticket.

PhinsPhan11
07-01-2011, 07:50 PM
Dec. 29th is gonna be an expensive ticket.
That should be a great game. There will be a lot of mixed emotions in that arena.

Bumpus
07-01-2011, 08:04 PM
That should be a great game. There will be a lot of mixed emotions in that arena.

:chuckle: Mixed emotions?

I'm gonna go out on a limb & say there will be about 18,087 pissed off, booing fans in the stands whenever his line hits the ice.

PhinsPhan11
07-01-2011, 08:08 PM
:chuckle: Mixed emotions?

I'm gonna go out on a limb & say there will be about 18,087 pissed off, booing fans in the stands whenever his line hits the ice.
I'm sure there will be a lot of them, but some people won't mind seeing him again, even if it's not in a Pens uni.

Bumpus
07-01-2011, 08:35 PM
I'm sure there will be a lot of them, but some people won't mind seeing him again, even if it's not in a Pens uni.

Methinks you're underestimating the amount of hatred we have for the Flyers.

How many Dolphins fans were happy to see JT back in puke green? This is equal.

PhinsPhan11
07-01-2011, 08:47 PM
Methinks you're underestimating the amount of hatred we have for the Flyers.

How many Dolphins fans were happy to see JT back in puke green? This is equal.
Good point. I was just thinking people would appreciate what he did for Pittsburgh even though he's with the Flyers now.

Bumpus
07-01-2011, 09:25 PM
Good point. I was just thinking people would appreciate what he did for Pittsburgh even though he's with the Flyers now.

I used to get mad at those who booed him when he skated for the Caps & then Rangers.

But, now? I'll be leading the chorus!

http://www.finheaven.com/images/imported/2011/07/tumblr_lk18b7ZNun1qa8o7a-1.gif



... Today was not a good day.

PhinsPhan11
07-01-2011, 09:51 PM
I used to get mad at those who booed him when he skated for the Caps & then Rangers.

But, now? I'll be leading the chorus!

http://www.finheaven.com/images/imported/2011/07/tumblr_lk18b7ZNun1qa8o7a-1.gif






... Today was not a good day.
I don't blame ya.

Dolfan3773
07-02-2011, 12:29 AM
http://www.finheaven.com/images/imported/2011/07/jagrmullet-1.jpg

Sorry Bump...I know the feeling....:drink:

Bumpus
07-02-2011, 09:51 PM
http://www.finheaven.com/images/imported/2011/07/jagrmullet-1.jpg

Sorry Bump...I know the feeling....:drink:

:lol: Dick.

ChambersWI
07-02-2011, 10:54 PM
as Pen's fan, it disappoints me. Bumpus pretty much is a good representation of the fan base. We all wanted to forgive Jagr and welcome him back with open arms, but that may take awhile. It's not because he left for Philly (not entirely anyways), it' because he LIED to Mario. Max Talbot signed with Philly, and as sad is it is to see him leave, I just can't boo Max. He left for a good deal and long term security. Plus, as much good as he does, he is a 3rd liner at best and I feel it was better to lock up TK (who exploded this year).

Hopefully Jagr can make peace with the fanbase