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Former Bruins coach Mike Milbury criticizes Jagr

CHICAGO — During the first intermission of Saturday’s night’s Bruins-Blackhawks Game 2 telecast, NBC Sports hockey analyst and former Bruins player, coach, and general manager Mike Milbury took a shot at Boston forward Jaromir Jagr.

“He can’t skate in this series, and they gotta get him off this line,” Milbury said on the air. “If he can do something when he gets the puck standing still, fine. But he can’t forecheck, he can’t participate with this line, two very good players with him [on the highlight being shown]. He turned the puck over repeatedly. He can’t get anything going here. They can’t sustain anything with him on this line. He’s not quick enough to get into the forecheck, and if his hands are going to act like that on him, he’s got a problem. I think the Boston Bruins got to recognize this. Don’t be looking at Jaromir Jagr the legend, this is Jaromir Jagr in real life… there’s no hustle to get to the bench, absolutely lazy in a Stanley Cup Final… That to me is a guy that is too tired to play in this final. That’s a guy that has to be replaced.”

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