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03-04-2011, 02:01 AM
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Originally Posted by Boy Wonder View Post
That is definitely not true. I have done a search for Novy on Google News Archive, and he definitely played with Martinec. I saw a good amount of scoring plays where both Martinec and Novy figured into it at the same time.
They were never regular linemates, but they did play some shifts, power plays and even full games on the same line; for example, in the 1976 Canada Cup and 1977 World Championships, at least.

I'd be VERY interested to hear what the knock on Novy truly is. His Czechoslovak league resume is excellent, of course, and while his international career pales somewhat in comparison, it wasn't really bad at all.

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