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01-28-2013, 08:41 AM
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Petr Sykora signs in Switzerland

http://www.rts.ch/sport/hockey/lna/4...tr-sykora.html

Link in french, but from the national swiss television so I guess it's reliable.

Petr Sykora just signed in Bern, the biggest swiss team.

I'm happy for him because Bern is a nice team, and my favorite in Europe.

On the other hand, a bit disapointed he couldn't have one last ride with the Devils, but at least last year was a success.

Hope he'll have nice experience in Bern. Best of luck to you Sykie.

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01-28-2013, 08:47 AM
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Sykora was great for us last year and may have been able to help this year, but he is really slow and we are already slow.

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Glad he didn't sign with the rags. Good luck Sykie! Almost sure Lou is going to pull the trigger on a deal for a forward and needed the roster spot.

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Ultimately I think Lou makes a move down the line, but hes not going to be desperate. He'll evaluate where the team is at once Henrique returns and guys get bumped down a slot.

Our D gets abused by speed on the outside and to be honest Larsson struggles with that as well. I would love to see Gelinas get a look because of his mobility, offensive instincts and shot, but that won't happen until at least next season.

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Larsson has potential to improve against guys with speed. The current D does not. There is no reason to leave the future of this team in the stands. Pete did something similar to I think Kulikov IRRC. Panthers fans always griped about how he treated the young D there.

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this sucks. why he wasn't resigned on a 1yr deal baffles me

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this sucks. why he wasn't resigned on a 1yr deal baffles me
Same.

With a bit rest and a shorter season, he could still have been a valuable depth piece. And judging by the situation, Sykora would still have taken less than a million to fill that role. We just lost Parise, at least we could have tried to keep Sykie... so that's a bad decision by the Devils IMO.

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this sucks. why he wasn't resigned on a 1yr deal baffles me
Because, especially in a shortened season, when every game feels like a playoff game (or a pre-season game lol), he`d be worthless and twice as much come playoff time.

Smart non-signing on Lou`s part.

Best wishes to Sykie though.

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01-28-2013, 10:00 AM
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Good luck, Sykie!

It was great watching you and Patty clicking one more time. You will stay my beloved bus driver forever ...

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Best of luck to him.

I'm glad he came back and "redeemd" himself last year, it'll be nice that my last memories of him with NJ will be positive ones.

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Petr Sykora will be playing in the NHL this season. More to come.
10 Jan 13

Dumbass.


30 teams passed on Sykora, not just us. There's obviously a good reason.

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Love sykora, but idk if we rlly need him. We need another forward yea, but he is very slow and we are slow enough as it is.

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At least he isn't going to the Rangers. He's probably done in the NHL at this point if he didn't sign yet. Good luck and thanks for your wonderful service last year Sykie!

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Would've liked him on a line with Elias again, thought that combo was very successful even if he lost a step or three over the years his shot was still lethal.

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Actually, told Sykora signing with SC Bern is not official.

There's still hope, he's just playing hard to get with Lou

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Because, especially in a shortened season, when every game feels like a playoff game (or a pre-season game lol), he`d be worthless and twice as much come playoff time.

Smart non-signing on Lou`s part.

Best wishes to Sykie though.
its so funny to read comments like that on sykora. I remember fighting with the board on why we should sign him, why we invited him to camp, etc last year. im certainly not going to go through that again. besides, we have a baby who went from 1st line the 1st period to a solid benching in the 3rd. between him, teddy (oops!) and henrique (whoops!) I guess I rested sykora couldn’t have worked out, at all. indeed, a 700k contract, over ½ a season, was truly a terrific ‘non signing’ by lou

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its so funny to read comments like that on sykora. I remember fighting with the board on why we should sign him, why we invited him to camp, etc last year. im certainly not going to go through that again. besides, we have a baby who went from 1st line the 1st period to a solid benching in the 3rd. between him, teddy (oops!) and henrique (whoops!) I guess I rested sykora couldn’t have worked out, at all. indeed, a 700k contract, over ½ a season, was truly a terrific ‘non signing’ by lou

mama mia..
Friend who watched him in the Czech league said he was done and I trusted him.

When we signed him, I said he should be given a chance, but won`t last past Dec. Proved me wrong, lasted two more months. Then slowed down and was non-existent in the POs. We just went through a lockout, how do you think he`d be keeping up with others?

Mamma mia indeed. Don`t be such a dreamer.

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Friend who watched him in the Czech league said he was done and I trusted him.
i...um...have no friends who watched him in the czech league. anyway

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When we signed him, I said he should be given a chance, but won`t last past Dec. Proved me wrong, lasted two more months. Then slowed down and was non-existent in the POs.
right. a half season is just what the doctor ordered for sykora. 0 risk in signing him

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Mamma mia indeed. Don`t be such a dreamer.
you may saaayyyy im a dreamerrr, but im.....

really not. he put up 20 goals last year. he clicks with elias. hes defensively responsible. hes a much better option than potentially ruining a teenager, bouncing teddy to and fro..but oh wait, i forgot about darche. HE'S what we need. yes, lets keep him around

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At this point I don't even want Darche. We're gonna need scoring, not Darche. What's he gonna bring? He won't bring scoring playing with Janssen, and our PK is already good enough. We've given up only one 5 on 4 goal this year so far our PK has been excellent. When Henrique gets back we're getting back another PK'er.

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01-28-2013, 02:23 PM
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Actually, told Sykora signing with SC Bern is not official.

There's still hope, he's just playing hard to get with Lou
It's on our team website and facebook so it's official. He will arrive in Bern on thuesday and start practice wednesday

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Godspeed, Sykie. Lest we forget what you did here in New Jersey, and for that we are grateful.

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Good luck to Sykora! I'm thankful that he got to atone for the messy breakup in 2002.

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