It was a holiday, the Fourth of July, but a good time to ask Capitals fans on Twitter their thoughts about my subject for Tuesday’s paper: Jaromir Jagr. I asked a simple question: When I say Jaromir Jagr, what’s the first thing that comes to mind?
First of all, here’s the story (with accompanying picture of Alex Ovechkin’s hit on Jagr from the 2010 Olympics) about how his signing spices up the rivalry between the Caps and Flyers.
Now, here are the responses – or, at least, the ones that were deemed appropriate to post:
HockeyandBeers: Money grabbing, no effort giving muppet
Mtvroaddawg: something thats not too nice to say
DrCapsFan: Me jumping off the couch after Ovechkin nailed him in the Olympics..
GotSparkly: “This ought to be amusing.”
SteveRep44: Rage that could trigger a gamma radiation mutation
Shor4sure: Albert Haynesworth
CapsPiggy: Ovi’s hit in the Olympic game.
DCAbloob: Kwame Brown
Justemmaroo: Biggest booty to ever skate on ice.
Jdgregg20: Dude looks like a lady
CSParent: When I think of Jaromir Jagr I think of that time he won a Stanley Cup in 2011/2012.
JoPierce: an especially fun Talk Like a Pirate Day in Philadelphia. J-ARRRR-omir Jag-ARRR! And lots of Caps fans wishing he’d walk the plank.
Tomppav: Selfish idiot
Aybee27: Ha, ha, I was definitely thinking epic mullet!
Osfan092589: Ovi hit at Olympics = Good Times
Jtpaterson: http://bit.ly/kjQZqQ [GIF of Ovechkin hit on Jagr]
Majiksea: Jagr = mail it in!
PivotalHockey: Backchecking….oh wait…Nm.
Mikeweiss17: Heartbreak. Dominating us in Pitt, and being a complete failure in Wash
TheBlove: I will say @ovi8: Jagr era led to roster breakdown and the team we have now. Also monster center ice hit Ovi laid on him last yr.
Mlfrost4: bad apple
Capsfan69: Epic FAIL!
ZPSnyder: Tie b/w “half-assed” & Aerosmith’s “Dude Looks Like a Lady”
ESHJjaksClayton: ovi obliterating him in the Olympics
JenStatz8: in all honesty the first thing is screw [edit: Pittsburgh]
TheHornGuy [one word taken out for editorial reasons]: Pouty … Penguin…
JennRubenstein: lots of negative emotions, replaced by happy memory of ovie from Olympics
LoudGoat: Deceitful quitter.
H8Crosby: 1st game w/ Philly. Jagr vs. @ovi8
GaryJ06: 2 things. 1-groin injury (means I don’t wanna be here) 2. Screaming shoot the puck when he never shot 5 on 3
Caps_Girl: Expensive mistake
Klee1152: God no.
Capsfaninpa: Biggest mistake in #Caps history.
And, for all of you who mentioned it, here’s the video of that Ovechkin hit: