The Jaromir Jagr era in NJ is one of the more depressing time periods for anyone younger than 35. It really only rivals the short-lived John Maclean-coached era. It began after a 2nd "superstar" in consecutive years left the franchise. It coincided with the awkward end of the Brodeur era. There was little offensive talent. No offensive prospects, horrible free agent signings, a complete inability to win a shootout (16, 17 losses in a row?), and it pretty much ended the day a coach was fired andAdam Oates was brought in (more on that in a bit).
What a cliffhanger
Great post. Jagr was fun to watch on the ice and his interviews were awesome. I always got the impression he genuinely enjoyed being a Devil.