He has a good shot at making the Czech olympic team in 2010. He is one of those players like Morozov.....highly skilled player but doesn't have what it takes to have a good NHL career. He is better...and will be more successful where he is now.
He wasn't a throw-in. John Seymour in that trade was a "throw-in".
The Kings flew out and met with Jan Marek. They even offered him a contract. But since Lombardi couldn't guarantee him a spot, he declined and the Kings then got a 3rd rounder as compensation.
The situation with Jan Marek is very similar to Brunnstrom. Jan wants a guaranteed spot on a team. But teams have been leary giving him that demand based on his size. And now with the money he's offered in Russia, there is little to no financial carrot for Marek to come over.