If you want to be silly about it, bill this as Mother Nature vs. Father Time.
Most players and members of the Florida Panthers admitted to the Miami Herald that Hurricane Matthew is striking some fear into their hearts – Gerard Gallant apparently loaded up on Coke Zero – but Jaromir Jagr gave the frightening storm a mere shoulder shrug.
Apparently he isn’t stocking up on goods, perhaps revealing his identity as a hockey cyborg.*
“I’m OK,” Jagr said. “People have to survive for two weeks without water, I can go two days. I have just my body; I want to see how strong I am.”
Well, he does sort of resemble Wolverine these days (sorry Max Pacioretty), so maybe he’ll be OK.
Earlier today, it was announced that a Panthers – Tampa Bay Lightning game was canceled outright. So at least the league is taking the weather seriously.
* – Kidding. Probably.