The ageless wonder is appreciative of fans voting him into this year’s All-Star game, but admits the new format might be a bit too much, even for him.
By Patrick Comia
With this year’s NHL All-Star game in Nashville, there will be a change to the festivities the players will need to contend with.
If you haven’t been paying attention to the new overtime format during regular season hockey games, it showcases a unique brand of hockey that pits both teams in a three-on-three five minute offensive bonanza, where it literally comes down to which goalie will blink first.
It’s non-stop fast and furious action that is appealing to most fans, and becoming a great move by Commissioner Gary Bettman and his leadership trustees.
However, one player wants to avoid this all together. Jaromir Jagr took to twitter-verse and voiced his honesty about the fast-paced concept being introduced at this year’s All-Star game in Nashville:
Fans-I appreciate your votes for All-Star game, but 3 on 3 would kill me,and i don't want to die yet:)Thank you for understanding. Too old:)
— Jaromir Jagr (@68Jagr) December 2, 2015
Even the immortalist of hockey players admits when too much is too much, and would defer to the younger generation.
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