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11-20-2012, 05:31 AM
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Thank you Spacegoat! Enjoy retirement.

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11-20-2012, 05:44 AM
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A significant part of the Czech Olympic Gold Medal team in Nagano, a key cog in the Oilers Stanley Cup run of 2006, and a good fundamental gap controlling defenseman who formed a pretty efficient duo with Hammer in Montreal, against stellar competition. Seemed like a good role model with a sense of humour. I think he played an honest hard working game and earned his ice packs over a solid career.
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11-20-2012, 06:04 AM
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Well deserved retirement. Jaro didn't have his best days in Montreal but I always had a soft spot for him and loved his quirky, humorous answers in the question videos.

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11-20-2012, 06:49 AM
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Seemed like a good guy. Like CS said, he didn't have his best days as a Hab. I remember really wanting to see the Habs sign him as a PP backup hope and being happy when they did. Then he completely failed to even come close to my expectations post-signing. He was pretty beat up for us. I don't hold that against him. He had a good go in the league. He was also a late-round steal for me in my FHL draft when he came over as a "veteran" pick and broke in with Florida. Thanks for that especially Spacegoat! And good luck!

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11-20-2012, 07:14 AM
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Classy guy who had a very solid career, happy retirement to Jaro definitely deserved!

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11-20-2012, 08:14 AM
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He had a son playing for the Atom A hockey in Verdun last year, very good player, I don't think they were happy about being uprooted to a place where there's no hockey, so that might've been a factor. Doubt if they'll move back to Montreal tho.

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11-20-2012, 08:45 AM
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Going to miss those funny vides from HabsTV. Best of luck to him

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11-20-2012, 08:46 AM
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He and Hamrlik were incredible vs Washington and Pittsburgh in that playoff run. I always liked Spacek's time here, and don't get the hate.

Wish him the best.


edit: I accidentally a word.


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11-20-2012, 08:47 AM
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Wish he would have retired here instead of Carolina. Disliked him but I dislike Kaberle even more. Enjoy retirement, I'll never forget the beatings he took...

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11-20-2012, 08:51 AM
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Here's to spacegoat. **** the haters. Anybody that retires from an NHL career at 38-however old he is, deserves respect.
This.

He wasn't very good for us, but he had a great career and was a great teammate.

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11-20-2012, 08:54 AM
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Spacek didn't have his best years here, but I think some people underrate his contributions. Great with Hamrlik in the ECF run a few years ago, and somehow, he always managed to finish as a + player while everyone else was at -15.

Happy trails, Spaceman

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11-20-2012, 09:19 AM
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Here's to spacegoat. **** the haters. Anybody that retires from an NHL career at 38-however old he is, deserves respect.
Where was all the accolades when he played here? Love the double standard around these boards... trash a player while he's in Montreal, but applaud him once he retires or moves to another team. lol

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11-20-2012, 09:42 AM
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A great day for hockey.
Debbie Downer ladies and gentlemen!

Not sure if your PMSing or just trolling...

I thought that he was a solid defensive pairing with Hammer. When we played against Pittsburg and Washington in the playoffs he was shutting down Crosby and Ovy if I remember correctly. He was also great for the locker room and had a great sense of humour.


btw if your avatar is your real pic then I understand your frustration, I wouldn't want to look like Bert either.

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11-20-2012, 10:06 AM
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Where was all the accolades when he played here? Love the double standard around these boards... trash a player while he's in Montreal, but applaud him once he retires or moves to another team. lol
I wasnt part of the group bashing him, and even if I was, I'd be able to separate his already past his prime and getting no help anyways time in Montreal, to his overall career.

Over 880 games, 355 points. One of the best defenseman to come out of the czech republic. Good player, tremendous person and role model. Respect son.

And you can feel free to quote when the time comes: I hate kaberle, but when he retires, he'll be getting the same treatment from me.

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11-20-2012, 10:11 AM
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Where was all the accolades when he played here? Love the double standard around these boards... trash a player while he's in Montreal, but applaud him once he retires or moves to another team. lol
That is pretty easy to explain actually. When your watching hockey, you just yell at the tv as soon as a player makes a bad play, loses the puck, misses a easy goal, etc.

When they retire or move on to another team, you can take a step back and look at the big picture. While frustrating to watch sometimes, in the big picture, he ended up being pretty reliable for an old D who was past his prime. He gave what had left and you have to respect that.

Happy retirement, Spacegoat!

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11-20-2012, 10:29 AM
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Didn't mind Spacek when he was here, ideal he should have been a 4-5 D-men with us, but was not only forced to play top minutes with Hamrlik, but forced to play RD which he said he hadn't done since early in his career, that alone is a big adjustment, and still was a 20+ during his time in Mtl.

One thing that I was really disappointed in was that he wasn't effective on the powerplay, in the 2 years with the Sabres before signing with the Habs, he had 22 points each season on the powerplay alone.

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11-20-2012, 10:55 AM
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Thanks for all the entertainment you provided Jaro when other teams' goons beat you up.

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11-20-2012, 11:17 AM
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Seemed like a good guy. Like CS said, he didn't have his best days as a Hab. I remember really wanting to see the Habs sign him as a PP backup hope and being happy when they did. Then he completely failed to even come close to my expectations post-signing. He was pretty beat up for us. I don't hold that against him. He had a good go in the league. He was also a late-round steal for me in my FHL draft when he came over as a "veteran" pick and broke in with Florida. Thanks for that especially Spacegoat! And good luck!
He was also forced to play RIGHT D from day 1 by JM, which he had never (or barely) done elsewhere. Bad casting. Bob should have signed a right that summer, not Spacek's fault. I still think he could have been a good 2nd PP wave weapon on his left side... oh well.

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11-20-2012, 11:49 AM
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I think he would have broken 1000 games if it wasn't for the 2 lockouts during his career.

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11-20-2012, 11:53 AM
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A significant part of the Czech Olympic Gold Medal team in Nagano, a key cog in the Oilers Stanley Cup run of 2006, and a good fundamental gap controlling defenseman who formed a pretty efficient duo with Hammer in Montreal, against stellar competition. Seemed like a good role model with a sense of humour. I think he played an honest hard working game and earned his ice packs over a solid career.
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11-20-2012, 12:43 PM
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He was also forced to play RIGHT D from day 1 by JM, which he had never (or barely) done elsewhere. Bad casting. Bob should have signed a right that summer, not Spacek's fault. I still think he could have been a good 2nd PP wave weapon on his left side... oh well.
With the Sabres he played RD on the powerplay, in Mtl it just didn't work out for wtv reason on the pp. He had a really good shot, but accuracy wasn't there with the Habs.

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11-20-2012, 12:59 PM
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Its very funny to see people who congratulate him for his career here on HF.

Do you think Jaroslav is on HF or that Brian Savage will let him know all your best wishes ?


Ping pong career now I suppose?

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