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09-02-2008, 05:01 PM
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Any News on Ziggy Palffy?

Any news on Ziggy Palffy?
Is he playing yes or no?

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09-02-2008, 11:07 PM
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Palffy is playing with Skalica in Slovakia. He led the league in scoring last year (30g-46a) and I believe he's signed for this year as well.

Ziggy was one of my favorite players when I was younger. He was just a great offensive player. Shame he won't get into the Hall.

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09-03-2008, 04:08 AM
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Palffy signed a 3 year contract wit HK 36 Skalica

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09-03-2008, 10:20 AM
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Ziggy is teh bomb.

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Does anyone know if he will come back to the NHL?

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09-08-2008, 03:33 PM
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Does anyone know if he will come back to the NHL?
Most likely not. I think he has 2 years left on his current deal with his home town club.

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09-27-2008, 10:48 AM
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It would have been amazing if he came back to the Kings.
him and Frolov on a line.. It just would have been amazing!

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10-02-2008, 06:06 AM
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It would have been amazing if he came back to the Kings.
him and Frolov on a line.. It just would have been amazing!
forget it. he says, that NHL is too much for him now.
if some foreign club, then something in Russia.

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11-20-2008, 07:13 PM
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Has he officially retired from international play?

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11-21-2008, 11:43 AM
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there were roumors that some KHL team wants him

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there were roumors that some KHL team wants him
there were rumours, that some khl team offered him more money than he was getting in LA (crazy thought)

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Has he officially retired from international play?
Yes, and has refused all requests to represent Slovakia in recent tournaments.

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Actually he's doing well. 75 points for 38 G and 37 A in 39 games

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Last Sunday(Feb 1st) he broke the scoring record in the league. He now has 44+43 for 87 points and is just 3 goals from the goals record. His linemate, former Habs draft pick Juraj Mikus is 2 assists from the assist record of 54, set by Demitra during the lockout season. Skalica has 7 games left in the regular season.

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Yes, and has refused all requests to represent Slovakia in recent tournaments.
Any idea why?

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I hope he comes back for the Olympics. I still don't understand why some European players declare they are "retiring" from international hockey. It's not like soccer where playing for your national team is a real commitment. Players like Pallfy aren't expected to represent their country for anything more than once every four years at the Olympics. How hard could that be for a guy who is still playing competitively?

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Any idea why?
Far be it for me to speak on behalf of Palffy, but I think he's just had enough. It happens to older players, especially those like Palffy that have played in many tournaments for their country. It is similar to Steve Nash who will no longer play basketball for Canada.

Palffy seems to me to be an individual that marches to the beat of his own drum. He left millions behind in Pittsburgh, retiring mid-season when he had 42 points in 41 games. Now he is probably leaving millions more behind by not playing in the KHL. Instead he is playing for Skalica, giving one of the biggest hometown discounts in history, and breaking Slovak Extraliga records.

I personally think what he is doing for the Slovak Extraliga is great. I love watching him and Skalica play. He also gives funny interviews and rants, a classic one earlier this year where he called out all the young players on his team.

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I hope he comes back for the Olympics. I still don't understand why some European players declare they are "retiring" from international hockey. It's not like soccer where playing for your national team is a real commitment. Players like Pallfy aren't expected to represent their country for anything more than once every four years at the Olympics. How hard could that be for a guy who is still playing competitively?
I think you are wrong, I think older football (soccer) players were the ones that invented "I'm retiring from international play". Too many have done it to name individually, but just off the top of my head, Pavel Nedved, Cuahtemoc Blanco. Ryan Giggs, and Lilian Thuram are all active players I believe that will no longer represent their respective countries.

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I think you are wrong, I think older football (soccer) players were the ones that invented "I'm retiring from international play". Too many have done it to name individually, but just off the top of my head, Pavel Nedved, Cuahtemoc Blanco. Ryan Giggs, and Lilian Thuram are all active players I believe that will no longer represent their respective countries.
That's kind of my point. I think some European hockey players are copying soccer players because soccer is so popular over there. However to play for your national team in soccer is a way bigger commitment than it is for hockey, so it doesn't really make sense for hockey players to do it.

I think Slovakia has a legitimate shot at a medal next year but they will need all their players.

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I think Slovakia has a legitimate shot at a medal next year but they will need all their players.
I agree with you but no way it will happen. Usually (almost) all of the slovak elite players are just looking for an excuse (be it a minor injury, personal or family reasons) not to be there, just to get some days (or weeks) off. This way they are ruining the chances of the whole team to succeed.

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To be honest with you I don't see Slovakia getting a medal anytime soon.

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What would a roster look like, best case scenario?

Palffy, Hossa, Budaj, Halak, Svatos, Demitra, Gaborik, Meszaros, Satan? Nagy? Who else?

Paul and Yan Stastny play for USA I think... don't they?

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What would a roster look like, best case scenario?

Palffy, Hossa, Budaj, Halak, Svatos, Demitra, Gaborik, Meszaros, Satan? Nagy? Who else?

Paul and Yan Stastny play for USA I think... don't they?
Yea, Stastny brothers play for the US. Palffy can be crossed out of the list since he is done with representation.

Well, I don't follow players playing outside the NHL but I know Marcel Hossa is doing good, so I guess he would be on the list. And Chara, Jurcina, Sekera, Visnovsky and Zednik of course. Then maybe Kopecky, Valabik.

Satan lol. He can't score even if he plays with one of the best centers in the world.

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Didn't realize Chara, Visnovsky and Zednik were Slovaks as well. Not a bad club. Getting Palffy and Bondra to lace 'em up would be something.

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Didn't realize Chara, Visnovsky and Zednik were Slovaks as well. Not a bad club. Getting Palffy and Bondra to lace 'em up would be something.
That's not gonna happen... They are done.

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