Capitals owner Ted Leonsis on Jaromir Jagr
The Post hosted a summit of D.C. sports owners on Tuesday morning, featuring Ted Leonsis, Dan Snyder, Robert Tanenbaum, Marla Lerner Tanenbaum and Will Chang.
At one point, the discussion turned to the X-factors in sports, and the Capitals owner used a player D.C. fans love to hate as an example:
"We had a very expensive highest-paid player, Jaromir Jagr," Leonsis said. "He didn't bring us what we all expected, and whenever we made the playoffs with him, he was injured. And he played injured, and I give him credit for that. And too much of the focus went on him, how much he was paid, when it was really an organizational failure; it wasn't a Jaromir Jagr failure."
Here's more from Leonsis on the uncontrollable elements of owning a sports team and the things that make grown men cry:
Related reading: Over at Hard Hits, LaVar Arrington writes about how the Caps have improved this season -- as well as what they need to work on, based on his conversation with defenseman Mike Green.
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