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Petr Sykora signs with Bern

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01-28-2013, 01:45 PM
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Petr Sykora signs with Bern

http://www.nhl.com/ice/blogpost.htm?...d=nhl:topheads

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Two-time Stanley Cup champion Petr Sykora has signed with Swiss club Bern for the remainder of the 2012-13 season.
Mentioned in the free agents thread but I figured he's significant enough to warrant a thread. Can't believe no one was interested.

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While I understand why some teams went with players they were familiar with (Philadelphia and Knuble, Washington and Fehr), I'm shocked nobody gave Sykora a shot. Especially New Jersey, who seemingly could use a winger and has Elias.

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NJ should have kept him..

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Surprised he didn't get a job in the NHL.

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Flyers could have used him

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Tom Gulitti ‏@TGfireandice

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

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Tom Gulitti ‏@TGfireandice

Actually, told Sykora signing with SC Bern is not official.
It's on the HP of the SCB though...

http://scb.ch/index.php?section=news...662&teaserId=5

He'll arrive on tuesday and will start to training on wednesday..

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Really wanted the Preds to give him a shot, especially with Hornqvist hurt.

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Didn't his agent or something say he had signed with an NHL team?

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NJ should have kept him..
he was completely useless unless paired with Elias.

I love Sykie as much as anyone but he had zero speed left in his game and we couldn't really afford to have him as our 2nd line RW

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While I understand why some teams went with players they were familiar with (Philadelphia and Knuble, Washington and Fehr), I'm shocked nobody gave Sykora a shot. Especially New Jersey, who seemingly could use a winger and has Elias.
He would have been a good signing for the Caps to help Oates in teaching the Caps forwards the new system, but McPhee was too dumb for that and signed Fehr instead.

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Surprised he didn't get a job in the NHL.
according to local newspapers he had offers from three NHL teams but opted for Switzerland. If you factor in taxes, he most likely earn more in Switzerland then in the NHL.

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according to local newspapers he had offers from three NHL teams but opted for Switzerland. If you factor in taxes, he most likely earn more in Switzerland then in the NHL.
The Czech newspaper wrote that offer from Bern was matched by Pzen form Czech extraleague, so it doesn't seem like he earns much.

I'm very surprised he didn't find a job in the NHL. Even more considering that Alan Walsh's tweet.

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