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At 39 now, Jaromir Jagr wants another crack at the NHL and a Stanley Cup. Frankly, this is his best shot at it in a while, too. When he was signed, Jagr cautiously told the media that he's not promising to score at a point-per-game rate, but that he's going to try his best every game this season, which may have rubbed those who had high expectations the wrong way, but Jagr has impressed many doubters already by his preseason play.
He has reportedly dropped 20-30 pounds and feels on top of his game again. Let's keep in mind that just five years ago in New York, Jagr put up an astounding 54 goals and 123 points for the Blueshirts. Even his last season in the NHL, 71 points in 82 games, could be characterized as a successful one, especially on a poorly organized Rangers squad.
After playing in the KHL for three seasons now, where he has tallied point-per-game numbers, he wants to help the Flyers make another run like they did in 2010. Jagr will be the one to provide that valuably dangerous scoring spark this year.