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02-25-2007, 09:50 PM
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It's been stated that he may become a free agent after this season. I thought he played well when he was on the Rangers and would love to see him in Blue again. Although he is quite old (not really really old though) He can still skate, score and handle the puck efficiently. I wouldn't mind if we picked him up come next season. Anyone agree?
Absolutely not...your fond memories of Petr Sykora are a result of his shortlived scoring immediately following the trade.
It was a very similar situation in Edmonton. For the first few games, he was scoring and fans thought he was the best FA pickup. But then he trailed off to what he actually is, a 25 goal scorer.
But unlike other 25 goal scorers (like Prucha), he is unable/unwilling to go high traffic areas or fight down below the circles. Everyone is screaming for the removal of the "European" element to the Rangers and any addition of Petr Sykora completely flies in the face of this focus.
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