McKenna: Jagr's infamous Gang of Six looking for No. 7?

Kate McKenna, TSN Social Media
4/2/2013 4:12:47 PM
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Jaromir Jagr's trade has a variety of implications- on the Dallas Stars and Boston Bruins, of course - but also on a group of Calgarians who've dubbed themselves "the Jags." (Think "jogs" or "frogs")

The Jags are a group of Jagr fans who appear at NHL games collectively dressed as the evolution of Jaromir Jagr - six friends, six different Jagr jerseys representing the six teams the right winger has played for and, of course, six mullets.

Since TV cameras spotted them at a game two years ago, they've received a variety of coverage, prompting them to start their own collective Twitter account - @68isgr8. Jagr himself has even acknowledged the group on two different occasions, laughing upon seeing six different versions of himself in the stands.

The issue, now that Jagr has been traded to Boston, is who will fill that seventh spot, sporting Bruins black and gold?

"We have to start recruiting the next Jags," said Warren Thomson, one of the group's founders- also known as the Czech Jagr. "We've got a waiting list...There's [a good 20] guys that want to get in line to be that next [one]."

So what does it take to join the crew?

"Well, you've got to have a flexible schedule because Jags night doesn't start when the game starts, it starts early in the morning," Thomson said. "You've got to be good with people because every time we went to Edmonton and Calgary - everybody, all the fans, they want pictures with all the Jags...."

But most importantly?

"You've got to be able to sport the mullet, that's No. 1."

So, assuming you can start pre-gaming early, you're good with people and you can rock a mean mullet, you're in? Not quite.

"There will be a little interview process. ….There's some pretty in-depth questions," said Thomson, "and a majority vote. All the Jags have to stick together."

Though they have a good idea of who the next Jagr may be, the group is still willing to hear from interested applicants, eager to wear the Bruins jersey. And for the record, though the not-yet-named addition will have to provide his own sweater, the piece de resistance is included.

"He will receive the mullet," said Thomson. "[We] have a couple of spare ones kicking around."

As for when the hockey world, Jaromir Jagr included, will get to see the latest edition of the Jags, that remains a mystery.

"Don't want to go too in-depth but there might be an appearance in the works," said Thomson.

Stay tuned, folks. The NHL's very own group of seven will soon be on display.

Jagr fans (Photo: Dallas Stars)


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