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LW Jakub Vrána - Linköping, SHL (2014, 13th overall, Washington)

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10-27-2012, 12:42 PM
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How is he doing so far? Any stream for the game?

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10-27-2012, 05:57 PM
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How is he doing so far? Any stream for the game?
Jakub played with weinhandl but he didn't have a good game. It's a too big step for him right now. Coach didnt play him in the 3rd basically. It was a reality check. He will prob be back with the juniors for a while now. Its prob the best for him too..

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10-29-2012, 05:09 PM
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Jakub played with weinhandl but he didn't have a good game. It's a too big step for him right now. Coach didnt play him in the 3rd basically. It was a reality check. He will prob be back with the juniors for a while now. Its prob the best for him too..
day after played with the U20 team and only had one assist. Was his least scoring game this season with the u20 maybe he's havin a bit of a slump right now playing and travellin a lot right now for a kid! He'll come out stronger...

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11-21-2012, 09:52 AM
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Vrana played his second game with the mens team yesterday and his TOI was 7 minutes. Didn't see the game so don't know how he looked but nice to see him get another call up.

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11-25-2012, 05:13 PM
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A handful of games now in SEL and he's improved for every game, looks promising for next couple of years... At this pace he's a lock for 1st round pick.

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12-03-2012, 09:06 AM
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Vrana is on the Czech U20 preliminary roster

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12-03-2012, 11:10 AM
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How has he been playing amongst men?
Anybody knows?

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12-03-2012, 03:08 PM
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How has he been playing amongst men?
Anybody knows?
Vrána has been very up and down in the Swedish Elite League, but I'm still impressed by the kid. He doesn't play like a 16-year-old. Tries to challenge his opponents and is always ready to shoot. Wouldn't be surprised if he makes the cut, Přerost seems to be very fond of him.

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12-04-2012, 08:33 AM
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Vrána has been very up and down in the Swedish Elite League, but I'm still impressed by the kid. He doesn't play like a 16-year-old. Tries to challenge his opponents and is always ready to shoot. Wouldn't be surprised if he makes the cut, Přerost seems to be very fond of him.
What amazes me most is that I had a chance to talk with him at the U-18 last spring and he was really quite a small little fella. Surely he's very much in the most important growing phase of his life, but he had a bit of thin frame and certainly wasn't very tall (I'm 5'11" and he we were not at eye level).

As such, one has to think that when skating in the SEL, he's up against men who are simply much better, stronger physical specimens at this juncture. Quite impressive that he's even gotten some time with the big boys.

I don't know how much it'll continue though. The team recently picked up Lee Goren and Patrik Zackrisson is about to come off the injury list, so forward corps will be beefing up again as both of these players are the types of guys who'd get 13-20 minutes of ice time per game.

Can't wait to see how Vrana looks at the WJC, however, we shouldn't forget that, for example, most of team Sweden features players who are seeing regular ice time in the SEL, Allsvenskan, Canadian Juniors, or even in the AHL. I fully expect the Swedes to be one of the tourney's top 3 clubs, but that belongs in the 'No duh' category.:-)

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12-05-2012, 05:18 PM
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What amazes me most is that I had a chance to talk with him at the U-18 last spring and he was really quite a small little fella. Surely he's very much in the most important growing phase of his life, but he had a bit of thin frame and certainly wasn't very tall (I'm 5'11" and he we were not at eye level).

As such, one has to think that when skating in the SEL, he's up against men who are simply much better, stronger physical specimens at this juncture. Quite impressive that he's even gotten some time with the big boys.

I don't know how much it'll continue though. The team recently picked up Lee Goren and Patrik Zackrisson is about to come off the injury list, so forward corps will be beefing up again as both of these players are the types of guys who'd get 13-20 minutes of ice time per game.

Can't wait to see how Vrana looks at the WJC, however, we shouldn't forget that, for example, most of team Sweden features players who are seeing regular ice time in the SEL, Allsvenskan, Canadian Juniors, or even in the AHL. I fully expect the Swedes to be one of the tourney's top 3 clubs, but that belongs in the 'No duh' category.:-)
I guess he must have grown over the summer, since he's listed as 5'11'', 183 lbs now. ^^

This interview was done less than two months ago:



(Here's the link, in case I manage to screw the video thingy up: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=kZU9ME3k7u4)


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12-20-2012, 07:21 PM
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For Vrana it would be perfect to play with Tomas Hertl and Dmitrij Jaskin at the upcoming U20 WCH, because only those two players (perhaps with Radek Faksa) will probably be able to make some pressure in the offensive zone against teams like Sweden or Finland. Especially with Hertl they could do a good job. Hertl is excellent one-to-one, reads the game well, but is much better passer than scorer and lacks some skating agressivity. Vrana on the other hand has a very good shot and skating "drive." They could work well together. Somewhere in 4th line, Vrana would spend much of his time in the Czech team's own zone and without the puck.
But we will see, perhaps whole team will make some serious surprise (but as I see the roster, it's going to be a baptism by fire for them all).

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01-09-2013, 08:30 PM
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According to the local newspaper, Vrana is about to sign his first contract with the big guys. No further information such as length or anything.

Source: corren.se

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Watching Vrana at the U-18, he's amazing. Great hands, really smart.

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07-31-2013, 03:48 PM
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Jakub is currently on the roster for the SHL team. He is one of fourteen forwards to start the preseason, and the physical coach, Lars Thörnholm, is really impressed by the czech youngster.

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"It is a big difference on Jakub Vrána. He is extremely strong for his age. He is among the strongest players on the team, despite the fact that he is born 1996."
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Jakub is currently on the roster for the SHL team. He is one of fourteen forwards to start the preseason, and the physical coach, Lars Thörnholm, is really impressed by the czech youngster.



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I seriously think this kid go go as high as #1 overall. He has zero weaknesses to his game and his upside is great.

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07-31-2013, 04:55 PM
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I seriously think this kid go go as high as #1 overall. He has zero weaknesses to his game and his upside is great.
I've watched him pretty much since he got to Sweden and I can't totally agree that he's got no weaknesses. He still needs to learn how to play a team game, especially when the team struggles. He plays too much on his own and also needs to be able to control his temper. And personally I also hope he will stop diving and exaggerating situations to affect the referee.

With hat said, I also think he can be a top 5 pick in the draft. He's got electric speed and amazing hands, a powerful wrist shot and great vision. He stands out in pretty much every game he plays, and that's rare. It will be very interesting to see if he can clinch a spot in the mens team this year.

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08-01-2013, 03:27 PM
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Just as BPilgrim says, Vrána has to improve several parts of his game, but has an amazing raw talent. Made two really slick penalty shots at today's "First Offical Practice" (3:15 in to the clip).

http://play.shl.se/#/video.2579470504001

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ivan hlinka interview with vrana

http://hlinkamemorial.com/eng/clanek...e-to-win-it-31

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08-06-2013, 02:48 PM
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scored one and then the winner in SO against switzerland in Hlinka

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Had a great Hlinka along with Pastrnak, they basically carried the Czech offence to a bronze medal. I can't see him falling out of the top 10 unless he gets off to an absolutely terrible start in the SHL.

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Vrána had one assist in tonights's European Trophy win against Finnish side KalPa. He played on the fourth line together with Erik Lindhagen and Christopher Fish.

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08-13-2013, 04:10 PM
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Vrána had one assist in tonights's European Trophy win against Finnish side KalPa. He played on the fourth line together with Erik Lindhagen and Christopher Fish.


(2nd goal)

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How is he playing so far? His numbers don't look good.

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How is he playing so far? His numbers don't look good.
Very disappointing performance today.

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How is he playing so far? His numbers don't look good.
He's on the fourth line and only playing a few minutes a game so far. And to be honest he's struggling in SHL, often trying to get past defenders on his own resulting in losing the puck and transitions against his team.

It's basically the same when he plays with LHC J20 and he is very much up and down.

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