The NHL is trying out a new All-Star Game format this season with a 3-on-3 tournament taking the place of the traditional game, and while the prospect of the faster-paced game is exciting to fans, one NHL superstar is a little nervous about what it would do to him.
Jaromir Jagr jumped on Twitter to let fans know that they should not be voting for him to appear in the midseason festivities, as he fears the games will be more than his 43-year-old body can handle.
Fans-I appreciate your votes for All-Star game, but 3 on 3 would kill me,and i don't want to die yet:)Thank you for understanding. Too old:)— Jaromir Jagr (@68Jagr) December 2, 2015
The Panthers forward has made 12 All-Star teams in his storied career, with his first selection coming in 1992 and the most recent appearance in 2004. Jagr has 18 points through 22 games with Florida, and is currently the fourth in total All-Star votes in the league.
– Brendan Maloy