In times like these, I turn to my own Pavlov’s bell.
I was a little disappointed to see this yesterday:
I thought McKenzie was smarter than that. Do your homework, dude. Doing it sometime before the legend returned to the NHL would have been wise. Don’t read Russian or Czech? Use Google translate, it’s good enough to give you the gist of the sitch.
Luckily, I no longer have to use a half-assed computer translator. Now it’s being done by hand. Jagr blogs, because he loves us.
How Jagr’s experience of a hockey game is different from a fan’s:
No matter which way the wind blows, one must stay cool. There’s no other way. Otherwise I’d laugh twenty times and weep ten times in every game … -Jaromir Jagr
Jagr as Zen master:
And that he swept Voras’ (Jakub Voráček’s) glove away with his stick? Well, it’s no big deal; one can pick it up a few yards further on…-ibid
Jagr on the drawbacks of pacifism:
If everyone were like me, the team would get roughed up and beaten by others all the time; -ibid
(I’m not sure I buy that, depends what he means by “like me.” Visualizing a team of Jagr clones…)
Jagr on maintaining the awesome:
It depends on how much time I have spent on the ice. If I have had, say, just 12 minutes of ice time, I do the sprints for an additional ten minutes. To make up for less ice time.
I know a time may come when I will be required to spend 22 minutes on the ice. And if I didn’t add to my game load, I know I wouldn’t be able to. I simply couldn’t hack it. This is why I have introduced the bike sessions. But you have to put so much effort into it! Worse than a game …. On top of everything else, I see others leaving, while I am still pedaling. But I do it for myself and I know that I need to. -ibid
I need to go get on a bike right now, before I grow roots out of my ass into this chair. But it isn’t all a party for Jagr:
I even do not know whether there was any celebration after the game. I went home immediately after the match, because I was dead tired. …The sixth game started at noon, I had gone to bed at about 2AM, as usual, the previous night, so I had to catch up on my sleep. -Jagr
I cannot even read that without feeling sleepy. Later…