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European Updates #3

Last week’s update was all about Jaromir and his birthday. This week is a little different. We have some really good topics about a former Flyers goalie who had his issues here, so take a look. First of all, it’s very likely that Petr Nedved’s Liberec (4th) will be facing Jakub Kovar’s Ceske Budejovice (5th) in the playoffs. So Flyers fans should be interested in that matchup. Yes, there are still two games remaining in the regular season but both teams are tied with points (80) and Vitkovice have 6 less points than Budejovice. I was hesitating about this news …

European Updates #2

Petr Nedved still has it. Nedved, the former Flyer and long-time NHLer, scored in a shootout against Sweden and he added another goal against Russia in the last European tournament Oddset Hockey games. Pretty impressive, isn’t it? He turned 40 last December but he’s still valuable to his Czech Extraliga Team – HC Bili Tygri Liberec (HC White Tigers Liberec). Right now he leads, the league in points (56) and assists (34), although he played only 44 games. He is also fourth in goals (22). In his previous season, Nedved racked up 55 points and he ranked third in points …

Jagr speaks (in Czech), but answers not lost in translation

Here’s my latest article, which is a transcript of a CTK interview with Jaromír Jagr, supplemented with his other quotations. On his birthday: “It’s very difficult to celebrate in some way during the season. We have a lot of games and the only advantage is that we’re going to play a lot of games home and I think that reaching a certain age may not really be worth celebrating either. I’m not thinking about marriage. These things happen or they don’t. It’s about the heart, not about the mind. If you’re doing it just because you have it in your …

European Updates: 2.1.12

Hello, everyone! I would like  to introduce you all to my new column. It’s a weekly update on hockey from Europe. It’s not only about (former) Flyers in Europe but also about other news from across the pond. Teemu H does a great job providing updates over at BSH, and this column aims to add some supplemental coverage. Jakub Kovar gets the nod in Czech national team for Oddset Hockey Games along with Tomas Popperle. What does it mean for him? Both Jakub and Tomáš are fighting for the third goalie spot in the World Championship (after Ondrej Pavelec who …

Jaromír Jágr and new Sazka ad

Jaromír Jágr has lots of faces. He turned into Santa Claus one time. Now? I’ll keep this one a secret. Jaromír made another Sazka ad for Czech TV. He rides a scooter through the town. Notice the logo on the back of his scooter. He’s a delivery guy for a fictional company that refers to the Philadelphia Flyers. Two girls answer the doorbell when after rings it and they are surprised to see him. He salutes them and makes a familiar smile. There is a subtitle: “Win in Sportka and do only what you really enjoy”.

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