Jaromir Jagr is not thrilled about changes to the top line of the New Jersey Devils by coach Peter DoBoer.
Jagr, 41, says it “doesn’t make sense” that center Travis Zajac is no longer on the line.
“It doesn’t make sense to me and I don’t want to talk about it either,” said Jagr via Fire & Ice. “I don’t really (care) either.”
Jagr leads the Devils with 17 goals, 31 assists and 48 points in 57 games.
“I know Jags likes consistent linemates,” DeBoer said. “Some guys prefer that. Some guys don’t mind change. I know he’s said before that he likes to play with the same guys. At the same time, that only works if you’re getting consistent production and we haven’t gotten enough there recently.”
The statements from DeBoer are a little misleading. Jagr had four goals and eight assists in the last nine games while Zajac had two goals and six assists over his last six.
“I’ve got a lot, but I’m not going to say it,” Jagr said. “I’m just looking for peace in my body.”
The Devil are currently 26th in the NHL with 2.33 goals per game.