Tomáš Hyka (returned to his junior club, Gatineau, Sept. 22)
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02-02-2012, 08:52 AM
Join Date: Jun 2007
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This statement annoys me ... there were 29 other teams who didn't draft him, and there were 210 other bums who were selected instead of him. The Flyers weren't able to sign him because the CBA somehow still makes a difference between European and North American players, thats the whole story.
Very fair point. I never looked at it from that perspective.
I think the one thing we can say for sure is the Flyers 100% knew about and coveted Hyka. We don't know if the other 29 teams can say that. Perhaps he never made it on their scouts radar. We do know, our scouts liked him, wanted him, and picked the goon over him.
Basically, there is a big difference between passing on someone because you don't know they exist, and passing on someone because you covet somebody else more. Unfortunately, we don't have the luxury of knowing that information.
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