In last night’s overtime game against the San Jose Sharks, Jaromir Jagr reached another milestone. On his 45th birthday, Jagr recorded his 1900th point in his career. He has played 1684 games in the NHL. It’s incredible that he is keeping up. Over the last couple of seasons, the speed in the game has increased substantially. While younger players are impacting their teams earlier in their careers, you have older players that keep on going. Jagr is as example of one of those players. The fact that he is able to not only keep up with the pace of the game but also contribute is amazing. With being able to solidify second place, Jagr should keep going and try to take the top spot in points. Well actually, to catch up to Gretzky, he would need another 957 points. How about we have Jagr go for another 100 instead.
So Close He Can Taste It
Milestones have been a common occurrence this season. Marian Hossa and Patrick Marleau both hit 500 NHL goals. And Alexander Ovechkin and Henrik Sedin have hit 1000 NHL points. There’s another player that is on the verge of reaching that 1000-point milestone. You may know him, he’s nothing special, just a player named Sidney Crosby. I don’t know if he’s frustrated or just waiting for it to happen, because he has been sitting on 999 for the past 4 games. There is no way Crosby goes another game without hitting 1000. Making a prediction right now on how it happens. It’s going to be either the first goal of the game tonight or an assist on the game winner. We’ll have to check in and see, but Crosby reaching 1000 is going to be special. We’re all rooting for you Sid, get it done tonight.
Magician on Hiatus
Last night, one of all Leafs’ fans fears became reality. One of the kids took a hit. Mitch Marner took a hit last night that had him slide into the boards in the second period. From the look of it, it might be his right shoulder as he was continuously showing it to the trainer on the bench. The Leafs had a day off today, so we’ll have to wait until tomorrow to get an update. In the meantime, let’s panic. How much should we worry if Marner is out for a stretch of games? To be honest, it’s not us who need to worry that much. If I am Bozak and JVR, I’m having a meltdown. All season, Marner has been the driving force of that line. It will be interesting to see how their play will be affected. We got a glimpse of it last night, I mean JVR was put on the 4th line. The veterans of that line will have to step it up if Marner will be missing some games. All we can do is hope that whatever the injury is, it isn’t serious.