Final Ranked Ranger Prospects - 7/27/06
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10-04-2006, 12:16 PM
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David Kveton went back to the Czech Republic yesterday. Apparently he didn't like it here, and even though both the Olympiques and the Rangers desperately tried convincing him to stay, he left. Both teams refused to pay for his plane ticket back home so his family paid for it.
Reports of him finding the 'Piques practices too hard and missing his home Czech Republic have proven true.
I've heard that the Rangers even wanted to sign him for 3 years, but he still decided to go back home.
It's too bad, because he was talented. In the games he played for the Piques, he was on the first line and had very good vision. He scored 5 points in 5 games with Gatineau.
I now doubt we'll see the Rangers ever sign him.
Not just NYR, most NHL teams except Detroit wants their players to come to North America ASAP. However, I belive that in many cases a European kid develops better in Europe then he does in NA. How players are developt in Europe from age 18 to they are in the mid 20's are big reason for the amount of late bloomers comming out of Sweden for example. For every Marian Hossa there seems to be 3-4 Milan Hejduks and Henrik Zetterbergs...
This is a big reason for example why Detroit always have prefeered that their young europeans should stay in Europe rather then comming over right away.
I don't have a problem with Kveton gooing home. As long as he signs a deal with us within two years.
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