Czech Players thanks’s member Coat for the following update on Jaromir Jagr, Rucinsky, Hlavac, and Dopita.Courtesy of

“”I’d like to share some info I learned and Jagr’s comments for


Jiri Dopita won’t play for the Rangers (thank to God). He spoke with Sather this week and both sides decided not to sign new deal. The problem is said not to be in money but in spot on Rangers team. Like many of you said Dopita is useless in case Messier is back and it seems he is. So tomorrow Dopita will announce if he joins the Florida panthers or whether he stays home.


As I informed before Jan won’t play in NY for 99%. It seems (Larry) Brooks‘ sources were kidding again. Agent of Jan Hlavac contacted Slats (that’s right) but he had no interest to sign Hlavac.
Hlavac said „when I was leaving Carolina I said to Svoboda and Vasicek see you guys next year like an opponent, I really thought I am leaving, but now my agent is working on new deal with Hurricanes.


There was an interview with Rucinsky agent Svoboda in MF Dnes and question on him where will Martin play next season. He mentioned Kings and Blues. Then the question was „and what about Rangers?“ Svoboda replied that the Rangers always wanted Rucinsky and that he had several calls with Slats but nothing concrete. Svoboda said he had even call from Lindros who was asking on Rucinsky plans. Svoboda confirmed Lindros spoke again with Slats about Rucinsky (I thought Eric is rather hidden somewhere, not talking about TRADES with Slats)


Finally there was long interview with Jagr on , it was about nothing and everything. Only question interesting for us NYR fans was like

Q: What about calls from the Rangers? Is it gone? Few weeks ago Sather was assuring you that the trade is only question of time but now? Is it absolutely put to ice?

A: It isn’t so easy, they need agreement fro Washington. Clubs have to keep some rules. Rangers could get high punishment for it. But they got that permission during the Draft and then once again. I don’t know the reason the trade wasn’t finished. I even don’t know if it’s definitive or not. It seems nobody knows what will happen with me, what game are particular teams playing these days. I can’t read other people minds. Still there is one month to go and something could happen. Maybe if I start the season well I can help to the trade a bit by myself. Maybe they are waiting for it – to see if this is the old Jagr.””

16 Responses to Czech Players

  1. calflyers says:

    this was a decent post (for this boring off-season)

  2. HAL2000 says:

    Unfortunately, I think NYR may ultimately wind up with JJ – hopefully Caps eat some salary. I personally would love to see Rucinsky and Hlavac be brought back. These two worked very good with Lindros and Nedved. Funny how most players do well once traded away. I think these guys were two good Czechs that wanted to stay. Very creative offensively. Think back — When I think of Hlavac, I remeber him always celebrating with Nedved and Devo, after scoring a big goal. Czech players have the discipline and enthusiasm that we are missing. Rucinsky gave Lindros room and kept that line moving.

  3. Levitate says:

    i don’t think the rangers will get jagr unless jagr is willing to restructure his contract…and he hasn’t really seemed willing to do it

    i doubt sather wants to take the burden of jagr’s remaining 5 years at $11 mill, if he was willing to do that he could have made a deal already (i don’t think the caps were asking for that much in return when they really wanted to dump jagr back around the trade deadline)

    so…i don’t see it happening unless jagr’s contract changes

    as for hlavac…he’s an extremely soft one way player…but he would help the rangers left side. but yeah i doubt he’ll be back…i’d rather have rucinsky than hlavac…have a left side with rucinsky lundmark and simon…not great but not terrible

  4. phatrabbit says:

    Note To GM: Don’t sign players to Huge amounts of money that you know your going to lose later (i.e. the rangers and Islanders and Capitals).


  5. big_booty says:

    The first line of this article should have read:

    “Micki Peroni and (by default) thank‘s member Coat for the following updates on Jaromir Jagr, Martin Rucinsky, Jan Hlavac, and Jiri Dopita, and whether or not they will play for the New York Rangers this coming season – since they all should because Eric Lindros’ parents say so.”

    Well, at least it’s not another pointless Leafs article. But it’s pointless nonetheless.

    “YES! Saved by the two greatest words in the English language….De-fault! De-fault! De-fault!”

  6. Sands says:

    Nice Ranger Post….. As a ranger fan seems interesting enough……I would love to have Rucinsky back with Lindros….. and if it’s true that Lindros wants him back it’s a strong possibility…..

    Hlavac ahhh would be a nice fit with Kovalev and Nedved…… should be a good fit … but what can ya do…… not that big of a deal I guess…..

    Jagr….. man I’d only take him if he was 7 or 8 million a year.. I don’t even care if he’s back to him old self…. 11 million for 5 years is out of hand for any player….. I don’t know … if he comes here Bure better not be here and Jagr better come he for at the most 9 million a year…. At most….

    Jagr had his chance to come to NY when trade talks were going on with Washington and NY.. All he had to do is drop some of that money on his contract to rework a deal and he would be outta Washington….

  7. mikster says:

    Instead of trying to be funny, this time that was not funny, and acting like a fool…….you should have at least shown some appreciation to Coat who translated all that. Besides, what have you been doing lately? Absolutely nothing, no submissions…, i wouldn’t criticize other articles that showed effort.

    It’s information…

  8. Aetherial says:

    You know something Booty, every once in a while you come up with a ridiculous statement.

    What the hell kind of article would you consider *not* pointless right now?

    This is exactly what the site is about and hockey fans everywhere are bored out of their mind with no real news day to day.

    In addition, this article features some stuff from outside North America which is kind of interesting because I am certain what gets said outside N.A. is different than the very standard stuff we get fed from every player and GM inside N.A.

    So, how is this pointless?

    When was the last time you posted something that made a “point”?

  9. wingsfan13 says:

    how can you forget about one of the best Czech Players of all. Dominik Hasek!!!

  10. GretzNYR99 says:

    You’re better when you don’t post, Big_Booty. Speaking of which, you haven’t done anything of much significance anyways. Not that anything coming out of your mouth is significant, being the trash that you are. If you don’t like an article, why post something about it? Or do you have that much free time to try to start up a bedlam? I rest my case.

  11. 89AlexanderMogilny89 says:

    Someone force feed you to read this?.You constantly put others down no matter.You new handle should be big_boot,as in booted out the door.

  12. GretzNYR99 says:

    lol, just like you said in NHL chat

  13. wingerxx says:

    How is this pointless? I found it to be very interesting. Just because you personally don’t find it worthwhile doesn’t mean that other people won’t.

  14. OldNord says:

    It’s sure you found that interesting, for each text players, they had the word Rangers in it.

  15. GretzNYR99 says:

    No shit, sherlock. We’re Ranger fans. If you don’t like it, too bad.

  16. GretzNYR99 says:

    I like you, you’re smart.

    “Jagr….. man I’d only take him if he was 7 or 8 million a year.. I don’t even care if he’s back to him old self…. 11 million for 5 years is out of hand for any player….. “

    Finally, someone else who sees how overrated and overpaid Jagr really is. He’s a deadbeat on defense, he doesn’t know how to backcheck, he doesn’t like it when the attention is on some other player, and if he doesn’t like a coach, he’ll get them fired… ex: Ivan Hlinka, remember him, anyone? I do, he wasn’t just fired because of the fact that he “Had trouble speaking English…” Jagr got into an arguement with him, it was the same way Peca and Laviolette severed.

    Jagr isn’t coming here, I’ve said it all along. Rucinsky will come before Hlavac, Rucinsky played better with Lindros and Bure, and if we move Lundmark out of 2nd line, his development will be stunted. He’s done his damage in Hartford, and he’s earned his time, now lets make him into a star. He’ll play with Nedved and Kovalev and that should be a dynamic line. Lindros will most likely play with Carter and an obtained player, Simon will play with Holik and MAYBE Hugh Jessiman if he has a great camp, he’s huge and I think he’d be able to handle the NHL.

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