The Flyers have lost five of their last six games and their last two in a row. So when the team held its annual poker night arranged by coach Peter Laviolette and the rest of the staff, you assume at least one of them had to win, right?
From Tim Panaccio's write-up on CSNPhilly.com:
“I think to have a couple days break here is great,” Scott Hartnell said.
“We got together Monday night for a team poker thing and those are always fun. It brought smiles on guys’ faces, which after a couple losses, is good for us.”
Who was the big winner?
“It was [Jaromir] Jagr’s friend,” said Max Talbot.
Seeing as how Hartnell actually walked away the winner of the 2009 PokerStars NHL Charity Shootout in Las Vegas, we're assuming this girl knows her cards.
Most of the quotes from the Panotch's story (and Marcus Hayes' on Philly.com) seemed to indicate that the guys enjoyed themselves, using the night as a pleasant diversion from their struggles as of late. Before anyone bothers, team building exercises are totally normal during the course of the season and, no, this didn't stop anyone improving on the ice (except maybe for Jagr, who is known for his late-night skates).
Getting back to the real issue, what do you think Jaromir Jagr's girlfriend is actually like? I can't decide if it's totally appropriate or inappropriate for me to assume she's like Sterling Archer's short-lived KGB double-agent lover, Katya Kasanova.
I mean, it's at least possible she's like this...right?