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Flames sign Roman Cervenka
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05-03-2012, 09:13 AM
Join Date: Oct 2011
Location: Czech republic
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Czech NHL fan here, I think you guys are getting a solid player and a good guy for the locker room...the switch to NHL rink will be difficult for him, but I can see him contributing with 50-60 points. There is a lot of irrational hate towards Cervenka in Czech Republic due to his "poor" play for the national team ever since Vancouver Olympics, but mostly I believe it comes mostly from the casual fans, because they believed that if he's tearing up the Extraliga with point records, he could do the same against the best players in the world and when he didn't, they never forgave him. So if you encounter some of these opinions here on HF (I've seen one already), take it with a grain of salt.
Btw, my favourite Cervenka video is this, live on national TV during celebrations after winning the 2010 World Championship
get some facts, Cervenka is (was ?) hated because he burned truckload of goal scoring chances, most of them served by Jagr.
Coach even sit him for a game.
But i think the hate is gone, becuase most ppl thought he was product of Jagr, but Cervenka dominated KHL stats after Jagr left too.
Im not sure if he is going to rock in NHL, most likely not that much, but i wish you guys and to him GL
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