He may sometimes feel like a fish out of water, but it’s a sensation that Radek Faksa*has had plenty of experience with. But when that water’s frozen and he’s strapped on the blades, few OHL players look as natural — or at home — on the ice as the Dallas Stars’ Czech Republic-born first rounder.
In fact, now in his third year in the OHL, Faksa explained he’d have a hard time going back.
“I think it’ll be a little harder for me now if I went back to the Euro-style of play,” he said. “It was pretty tough for me the first year and especially those first 15 games.… read more
I actually think that's really depressing and feel bad for him. Part of my thought last year that after getting drafted he slowed down a little bit because he had finally secured some financing for his family and he could breathe a little easier. He did play with an injury all season too though. I hope he blows it up this year, I noticed he's leading his team with 11 points in 12 games, I'm a little worried that his best year in the OHL is going to be his first year if he doesn't.