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11-24-2012, 02:12 PM
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Originally Posted by TheDevilMadeMe View Post
The domestic All Star Teams were presented upthread - Holecek was named the All-Star or Best Goalie in the Extraliga 7 of 8 years as determined by TIP magazine.
Just wanted to add something to this. Those All Star results are actually also in Finnish hockey books. Bit of OT but the makers of those books send letters after every season to all hockey associations in world and asking them to send their league tables,stats and so on (there is actualy league tables from China,South Africa...). So those were recognized by CSSR hockey association and they werenīt just made by magazine (because that assumption could be made).

Domestic record of Holecek is in my opinion very strong. There was depht in goalies in CSSR league. Dzurilla, Crha, Marcel Sakac (who actually managed to steal the starter job from Dzurilla in early 70īs in Bratislava), Young Kralik, Multiple domestic champion Miroslav Krasa, Veteran legend Nadrchal...

My doubts about Holecek concerns the national team. Itīs really too harsh say that he was product of CSSR team play but was he really the key player of IMO underrated CSSR team that time?

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