Maybe this is just the honeymoon phase between Jaromir Jagr and Brandon Dubinsky, but after a second consecutive game in which the pair showed chemistry, both parties were glowing.
“The kid is great, but just wait,” Jagr said. “I’m not going to guarantee we’re going to score every game three goals. But the kid is playing great and I love to play with him. He’s more talented than a lot of people thought he is. They know he’s taltented, but I think he shows a lot. He’s strong on the puck, he’s not afraid to go to the net, good moves one-on-one.”
Dubinsky was equally as complimentary. Should these two get a room?
“I don’t think people know that about him, how much he communicates with his linemates and his teammates,” the rookie said. “We’ve had a constant conversation from the minute I was on his line. I felt more comfortable with him and I think I did some stuff to complement him better tonight.”
I asked Dubinsky if he especially was hoping Jagr was going to play tonight after the captain’s groin seemed to have other plans.
Ã¢â‚¬Å“I was on him a little bit this morning that he didnÃ¢â‚¬â„¢t really have a choice but to play tonight,Ã¢â‚¬? he said. Ã¢â‚¬Å“But heÃ¢â‚¬â„¢s a competitor. HeÃ¢â‚¬â„¢s going to play through stuff obviously. ThatÃ¢â‚¬â„¢s just the kind of guy he is. And for me its awesome for him to to be there.Ã¢â‚¬?
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