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OFF TO NASHVEGAS: Jaromir Jagr says he'll head to All-Star Weekend

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Jaromir Jagr politely asked fans not to use their All-Star Game votes on him through his Twitter account.
Jagr wound up getting the most votes in the Atlantic Division and was named a captain for the revamped All-Star Game this coming weekend in Nashville.
Jagr was serious about not wanting to go but said Saturday night he will not skip the event.
Earlier in the day, Jagr reiterated his distain for the time commitment to the event explaining he doesn't want his daily workout and skating routine to be interrupted - "When am I going to skate?" he asked -- as he needs to prepare himself mentally and physically for Florida's final 33 games after the break.
"We have 30 games left," Jagr said, "and I need to be ready for them."
If Jagr were to skip the All-Star weekend, he would have to sit out a game -- something he doesn't sound too keen on doing.
The Panthers have three players -- Jagr, Roberto Luongo and Aaron Ekblad -- as well as coach Gerard Gallant selected for the event.
The All-Star Game will be held Sunday with the skills competition on Saturday.

 

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