Thread: Confirmed with Link: Flames sign Roman Cervenka
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05-03-2012, 12:31 PM
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From the piece at flames.nhl.com:
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According to his agent, Ales Volek, many NHL teams had interest in signing Cervenka, but the Flames were clearly No. 1 among the bidders.

"There were some other offers, but the Flames have been working on it for a long time," Cervenka said. "They have visited me in Russia, which meant a lot to me. The others probably expected me to play at the World Championship and thought we could have some talks there, but that did not happen. This season was over for me and I had already decided about 90 percent for Calgary. I just wanted to hear other offers, too."
I guess we're starting to see the fruits of that scouting overhaul Feaster and friends have been talking about. They were going after this guy early and aggressively and it paid off.

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