Former Pittsburgh Penguins star winger Jaromir Jagr got word of current Penguins winger Jason Zucker’s homage to Jagr’s signature goal celebration and offered an entertaining response Thursday on Twitter.
Jagr, 50, posted a video of himself, in a Penguins jersey no less, talking about the salute Zucker gave after he scored Wednesday at Buffalo — you know, before things went south in a 6-3 loss. The salute was something Jagr did after scoring — something he did a lot — while playing with the Penguins.
Jagr lives in his native Czechia and owns a pro team in Kladno. He has played some for the team in recent years, although he may or may not be done playing.
For the game Wednesday in Buffalo, the Penguins debuted their reverse retro uniforms that feature the logo that Jagr wore during most of his Penguins tenure, the one that has been called a robo Penguin or even derisively a pigeon.
In the video Jagr, who won two Stanley Cups with the Penguins in the 1990s, notes the hot and cold feelings toward that Penguins jersey and emphasizes, “I loooove it,” and says that going with that jersey “shows a lot of respect for our era.”
He thanks the Penguins and Zucker, but in true Jagr fashion ends with a chirp, telling Zucker to “keep working on your shot, because it wasn’t hard enough.”
He then signs off with, what else?, a salute.
Salute 😄 pic.twitter.com/SgcSpG75if
— Jaromir Jagr (@68Jagr) November 3, 2022