Can Jagr return to form in NHL comeback?
PHILADELPHIA (AP) - Jaromir Jagr had a personal soundtrack at the old Spectrum.
He was one of the more gifted players in the game and played for the hated Pittsburgh Penguins, a potent 1-2 punch that made it easy for Philadelphia fans to jeer him.
But that mulllet!
With his party-in-the-back locks flowing out of his helmet, it was even more fun to razz him. Flyers fans pursed their lips for derisive whistles and catcalls, and Aerosmith's "Dude (Looks Like A Lady)'' blasted through the arena.
Hairstyles and jerseys change.
Now, the dude looks like a Flyer, and Jagr lined up for the home team still seems as weird as seeing the hairs on the back of his neck.
Jagr left Russia's Kontinental Hockey League to make a return to the NHL, and he's not alone. Goaltender Evgeni Nabokov, a two-time All-Star and former winner of the Calder Trophy for top rookie, also found a desire to get back. After a stint in the KHL, he's now with the New York Islanders.