Thread: Jan Marek
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06-25-2004, 12:25 PM
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Originally Posted by Rodent
Marek has more skills than Prucha. He's more of a goal scorer. But he's not two-way as is Prucha and he's maybe 1-2 years behind Prucha in development. Petr Prucha might be able to make the Rangers' squad if there is a 2004-2005 season. Marek is too raw just yet. But he's got a potent upside.

Marek may never pan out as an NHL force because it's still up in the air how his game would translate into the smaller NHL rink in a molasses league with a lot of clutch and grab. But he's a natural finisher and at this particular moment, nobody can say that he hasn't been successful so far.

He was second in scoring after the first round of the ExtraLiga Playoffs this spring.
Marek being 25 years old is worth a shot I think, if he sucks then no big deal he just goes back home, not like we have a chance to ruin a promising 19 year old. If he can produce in NHL then the safe gamble has paid off and he could later be packaged for more promising youth.

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