Jaromir Jagr has played in nine All-Star Games, but he'll skip No. 10, thank you very much.
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The Florida Panthers’ Jaromir Jagr ranks No. 4 so far in fan voting for the NHL All-Star Game. And though he’s flattered, Jagr would just as soon the fans save their votes.
You see, the NHL has changed the game’s fomat this season. It will be a 3-on-3 event, made up of teams representing each of the league’s four divisions, playing three 20-minute games in a mini-tournament. The fan vote determines one representative for each division, with the NHL selecting the rest of the rosters.
However, by the time the game is played Jan. 31 in Nashville, Tennessee, Jagr will be nearly 44. And he figures that’s way too old to be playing 3-on-3:
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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:)