"I feel this year the cockiness is coming back a little bit," Jagr said. "I want to be the best I can be. As long as I stay healthy, I guarantee I'll do the maximum to be the best I can be every night. I like that attitude."
Jagr, 41, is backing up his words with production.
He brings a five-game point-scoring streak into New Jersey's game Saturday against the Philadelphia Flyers at Prudential Center, where the Devils will be trying for their third straight win. Jagr leads the team with 10 points (three goals and seven assists).
But why did it take Jagr until his third season back in the NHL to feel like he has regained his cockiness?