Veteran right winger Jaromir Jagr is truly proving to be the very best signing made by the New Jersey Devils this season, as he has come up huge in the past few games by doing what he does best: scoring when it counts to win games. Whether it be the impressive double he scored on the Pittsburgh Penguins or the game-winner in over time at the Los Angeles Kings, he is continuing to prove that age is nothing but a number, even so at 41.
The NHL is growing rapidly with developing young talent, which is brilliant for its future. But with veterans like Jagr sticking around, showing them the ropes will only speed up their process. He truly is a leader on and off the ice, and since the Devils lost Ilya Kovulchuk, he is the perfect replacement, as he inspires everyone around him. His presence in the starting lineup is absolutely crucial for the success of this team, as he has proved it time and time again.
The other veterans are chipping in as well, but none are nearly as helpful as the Czech international. If he can continue to play at this pace for the rest of the season, there should be no reason for the Devils to be absent from the playoffs. They are a very entertaining team to watch, as they always play with heart and intelligence when it comes to that stage of the season.
Jagr can play like this as long as he expends his energy smartly and always gives it his all when he is skating on the ice. His vision, skill and overall knowledge of the game are all what makes him the best asset that this team has.