Look! Up in the sky! It's a (former) Penguins! It's a plane! It's … probably flying to Atlantic City for the evening.
It's Jaromir Jagr, protecting old ladies dumb enough to bring their late night grocery bags down a darkened alley, in his latest lottery agency commercial.
"He's the hero the NHL deserves, but not the one it needs right now. So we'll check him. Because he can take it. Because he's not our hero. He's a silent guardian, a watchful protector of Claude Giroux's passes. A Philadelphia Flyer …"
(A few inches higher on that tuna can shot, by the way, and it's a delay of game penalty ...)
Jagr is the face of Sazka's television campaign promoting its various games, including the transcontinental Euro-Milony lottery. In this new commercial airing in Czech Republic, he plays a superhero; previously, he was a firefighter who stumbled into a party filled with firefighter-lovin' sexy ladies. So yes, going from a public servant fetish orgy to landing Betty White's older sister as a parting gift is a wee downgrade.
However, going from firefighter to superhero is awesome, because superheroes are awesome. Throw up the No. 68 Jags signal, and protect the night, fair Jaromir; neigh, protect the Earth, good sir …