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08-19-2008, 10:07 AM
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Hmm, well with Palffy off the board, Bergen selects C Milan Novy and see below for second pick.

Novy is one of the greatest Czech players of all time, leading the Czech league in scoring 6 times and winning 3 Golden Stick awards for being the top player in the league during the 1970s and 1980s. He was also named to the '76 Canada Cup all-star team and was tied for the tournament lead in goals.

"[Novy's] résumé as a player is very impressive. He holds the Czech league record for most career goals with an amazing 474 goals in 633 games. He scored the most goals for four straight years in the league (1973-76). His 59 goals (in 44 games) during the 1976-77 season is still a league record. He also holds the Czech "iron man" record by not missing a single league game in eight years. Novy also scored a fine 120 goals in 211 games for the Czechoslovakian national team. He was a six time league champion, a three time player-of-the-year in Czechoslovakia and a two time world champion.


Milan's strength was that he could score from anywhere. He beat the goalies with slapshots, wristshots, high, low or dekes. He also handled the passes delivered to him on the fly better than most players. He was truly a world class player. Some journalists labeled him the best skater outside of the NHL, outranking several Soviet stars of the day.

BTW, good choice with Palffy GBC, he was a guy Wisent and I were strongly considering for one of these picks.

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