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09-19-2013, 07:44 PM
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Originally Posted by ilovetheflyers8 View Post
Former Flyer prospect Jakub Kovar is now in the KHL. He has been doing pretty well stats wise (1.66 GAA and .946 save percentage), though he has only played 4 games thus far. He is playing for Yekaterinburg which seems to have been bad for its duration in the KHL http://en.khl.ru/clubs/automobilist .

http://www.eliteprospects.com/player.php?player=10475
Kovar progressed very well over the last few years in the Czech league, he also looked good when given opportunities with the national team - especially 2 years ago at the WC. I would love to see him in the NHL one day but I have a feeling his career will follow the example of guys like Alexander Salak or Jakub Stepanek. I just hope he won't end up like Marek Schwarz (St. Louis 1st round pick in 2004) or Tomas Popperle (had a few chances with CBJ but never lived up to the hype; I mean hype in the Czech republic)


By the way, just a little personal experience. About a year ago I had a chance to meet him, Ales Kotalik and Milan Michalek (they are all from the same region and did some charity there) - somebody asked Kovar about whether he is superstitious or not. Kovar answered that "he is not superstitious and therefore he doesn't have any pregame rituals - because he believes that rituals bring bad luck."
Kind of a beauty pageant answer if you ask me
Nevertheless, he is a very kind and down to earth guy


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