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02-13-2005, 06:13 AM
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Vaclav Nedomansky

Another one of the old Eastern Block guys nobody talks about. He was once described as the best player not named Jiri Holocek to ever come out of Czechoslovakia before the Velvet Revolution, which I would imagine is fairly high praise.
Did anyone on here ever watch him play? What was his skill set like? I know he never put up gaudy numbers over here (not in the NHL, anyway. His WHA stats were top notch), but could that be because he was too old to properly make the transition to the North American game when he defected? I ask this because so of his numbers at the World Championships and Olympics are absolutely obscene. Not only that, but he didn't defect to Canada until he was 30, just a hair past his prime.
Anyway, could somebody tell me more about this guy? I'm particularly interested in his skill set, style of play, and who he compares to.
Thanks in advance.

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