The Washington Times - October 19, 2011, 04:51PM

VOORHEES, N.J. | After taking off his skates with the black blades (yes, he’s a villain against the Capitals, we get it), Jaromir Jagr held court with Philadelphia reporters (and one weirdo who drove up from Washington) to talk about his time there, the current team and much more.

His comments about his unfulfilled potential and unrealized expectations with the Caps can be found in Thursday’s Washington Times. Here’s the stuff that didn’t make the print story:


Jagr recalls time with Capitals

“[In 2002] we didn’t make the playoffs. We started playing very well in the last 20 games. It wasn’t good enough. We miss the playoffs by two points. Second year when I was there, I was there two years, we make the playoffs but we lost in the first round against tampa bay. It was kind of surprising back then, but they already had good players like Lecavalier, St. Louis and Prospal.”

On current team

“They have a great team, great offensive players, goaltending. They didn’t lose yet. It look like they always find a way to win the hockey games. The goalie give up a lot of goals; they were able to outscore the other team. That’s a key. That’s a key with the winning. When your goalie has an off-night, the offense pick it up and they score extra goal for you. That’s the whole key of winning. … They have a good mix.”

On facing star like Alex Ovechkin

“Not only Ovechkin but the whole team. But he’s a big part of that, no question about it. He’s very dangerous. You’ve got to be very careful; you can’t give him much room to [operate]. Then you got Semin on the other side, Backstrom, Green – hes a very good offensive defenseman.”