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03-24-2005, 09:41 AM
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Marek Zidlicky

Just wondering if any of you guys know why he was not drafted till he was 24 and then didn't play his first NHL season till 26?

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Just wondering if any of you guys know why he was not drafted till he was 24 and then didn't play his first NHL season till 26?
Not sure on the drafting question, but as I recall it, NYR refused to give him a one way contract and he didn't want to make the "drive" to the US to play in the minors at the NYR's whim. Nashville took his rights in a deal for Dunham (to NAS: Zidlicky, Kloucek, Murray (Rem); to NYR: Dunham) and he asked us for a one way, which we gave.

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Marek Zidlicky might have just been a late-bloomer, as they say. These are his stats (GP/G-A-PTS/PIM) for 94-95 and 95-96; hardly anything special...

94-95 CZE Kladno 41/3-3-6/0
95-96 CZE Kladno 37/4-5-9/74

Only when he switched to the Finnish National League did he start putting up more impressive numbers. Here are the rest of his stats until he was drafted in 2001...

96-97 CZE Kladno 49/5-16-21/60
97-98 CZE Kladno 51/2-13-15/121
98-99 CZE Kladno 50/10-12-22/94
99-00 FIN IFK Helsinki 47/4-16-20/66
00-01 FIN IFK Helsinki 51/12-25-37/146

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Marek Zidlicky might have just been a late-bloomer, as they say. These are his stats (GP/G-A-PTS/PIM) for 94-95 and 95-96; hardly anything special...

94-95 CZE Kladno 41/3-3-6/0
95-96 CZE Kladno 37/4-5-9/74

Only when he switched to the Finnish National League did he start putting up more impressive numbers. Here are the rest of his stats until he was drafted in 2001...

96-97 CZE Kladno 49/5-16-21/60
97-98 CZE Kladno 51/2-13-15/121
98-99 CZE Kladno 50/10-12-22/94
99-00 FIN IFK Helsinki 47/4-16-20/66
00-01 FIN IFK Helsinki 51/12-25-37/146

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that's what I was about to post earlier today, either that or a long-term family situation that he would have to take care of is the other example that I was thinking of.

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Marek Zidlicky might have just been a late-bloomer, as they say. These are his stats (GP/G-A-PTS/PIM) for 94-95 and 95-96; hardly anything special...

94-95 CZE Kladno 41/3-3-6/0
95-96 CZE Kladno 37/4-5-9/74
What do you mean, aren't those actually good stats for such a young player? Zidlicky even had 21 points in 49 games as 20-year-old in Czech league. Also he had 5 assists in 7 games in WJCs that year, if I remember correctly leading all defenseman.

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why didnt last season count as his rookie season?

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why didnt last season count as his rookie season?
zidlicky didn't qualify technically for "rookie" status because he was over 25(which is what i assume you are asking)...otherwise,he would have been undoubtably selected as rookie of the year in the league..i don't agree with the over 25-under 25 rule myself...to me,whether a first year NHL player is 19 years old or 35 years old shouldn't really matter...if he has the best "rookie" year,he should be considered for the rookie of the year award...let the older guys have their day in the sun too

this was one of those rules put in in the 80's in the NHL,when European players were first being recruited and coming over in waves,and were of all ages....made sense back then,but now is really outdated in general

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Actually, this rule came in effect after Sergei Makarov won rookie of the year with the Calgary Flames in 1990 at the age of 32.

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i dont get how raycroft can come in and keep having retries at a rookie season until he finally gets on his A-game, but Zidlicky can come in and dominate in his first season and be disqualified cuz hes 25

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mat...i believe the rookie limit for total games played is 80...if you've played less than that..and you're 25 and under..then you're still eligible as a rookie

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There was a rumour Timonen upon hearing from his old HIFK teammates told the Preds they should have a look at Zids ^^

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mat...i believe the rookie limit for total games played is 80...if you've played less than that..and you're 25 and under..then you're still eligible as a rookie
rookie limit is 25 actually. Otherwise, Jason Spezza would be eligible for Calder next year and that would not be fair.

edit: would have been eligible last year.


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He may not have filled out the draft papers to be eligible until then.

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