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Boy, is it refreshing to see the Flyers throw their hat into the ring when a European player becomes coveted by NHL franchises.

Yesterday, newly appointed general manager Ron Hextall signed 29-year-old French winger Pierre-Édouard Bellemare, of the Swedish Hockey League, to an NHL contract. Now, Oshawa Generals radio broadcaster Vishal Hussain passed along information from sources that the Flyers are indeed one of the the prime landing spots for coveted Czech forward Jiri “Cakes” Sekac.

It’s another move that would provide cheap offensive depth for the Flyers, who don’t have much salary cap room to work with.

Sekac, a 6″0″, 174 lb forward who shoots left, had 11 goals and 17 assists in 48 games for HC Lev Praha of the KHL last season. At the young age of 22, the ceiling of his potential remains to be seen, and you have to credit the Flyers for pursuing yet another overseas option that could potentially be a key contributor.

 

 

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Boy, is it refreshing to see the Flyers throw their hat into the ring when a European player becomes coveted by NHL franchises.

Yesterday, newly appointed general manager Ron Hextall signed 29-year-old French winger Pierre-Édouard Bellemare, of the Swedish Hockey League, to an NHL contract. Now, Oshawa Generals radio broadcaster Vishal Hussain passed along information from sources that the Flyers are indeed one of the the prime landing spots for coveted Czech forward Jiri “Cakes” Sekac.

It’s another move that would provide cheap offensive depth for the Flyers, who don’t have much salary cap room to work with.

Sekac, a 6″0″, 174 lb forward who shoots left, had 11 goals and 17 assists in 48 games for HC Lev Praha of the KHL last season. At the young age of 22, the ceiling of his potential remains to be seen, and you have to credit the Flyers for pursuing yet another overseas option that could potentially be a key contributor.

 

 

Yes it was posted yesterday i forget which thread....they all run together in my head. He is from the same town and Jagr and Jake....maybe it gives them a heads up...crossing my fingers. Meltzer mentioned it too. I posted a youtube clip of him too there where ever it is.

 

That would be sweet to land both these free agents but i won't get my hopes up. Jake needs to make a phone call or drop by his house.

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Yes it was posted yesterday i forget which thread....they all run together in my head. He is from the same town and Jagr and Jake....maybe it gives them a heads up...crossing my fingers. Meltzer mentioned it too. I posted a youtube clip of him too there where ever it is.

 

That would be sweet to land both these free agents but i won't get my hopes up. Jake needs to make a phone call or drop by his house.

i didn't see this was posted yesterday...101 will merge...even if the flyers don't get him I like what hextall is doing, look across the big pond for talent not some washed up yesterdays superstars as par the norm

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i didn't see this was posted yesterday...101 will merge...even if the flyers don't get him I like what hextall is doing, look across the big pond for talent not some washed up yesterdays superstars as par the norm

 

 

I can't remember where it was and it's no big deal here is fine. I like what he is doing to...Homer didn't leave him a whole lot to work with.

 

But the low risk high reward route has worked with Raffl nothing wrong with getting hungry guys wanting to prove their worth verses a bunch of self entitled drafted guys...not saying all are...but not being drafted and/or a free agent has to be a nice motivation factor that will benefit the Flyers.

 

Like i said i hope Jake being from his hometown and already on the team helps out. I want Hexy to make it hard for Akeson and other to make the team next year it only works in the Flyers favor.

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Not to mention how could a player nicknamed "Cakes" not go over well scoring a goal on the pp?

 

 As for being frontrunners...Devils blogs are calling them frontrunners and Ottawa is calling the Sens. At least we're in the hunt I guess.

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At least we're in the hunt I guess.

 

Well if he wants to get to the playoffs he better come to Philly...those other two teams are ify....plus he would maybe have a chance to play with Jake if he is good enough....maybe....i hope him and Jake are acquaintances....and are friendly....might give them an edge. 

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I hope they get him.

Just remember it took Raffl most of the year to get comfortable and perform more consistently.

still, anything he can do to remove the temptation of making a bad trade or overpaying for another old fart "scoring" forward like VLC is all positive momentum.

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Boy, is it refreshing to see the Flyers throw their hat into the ring when a European player becomes coveted by NHL franchises.

Yesterday, newly appointed general manager Ron Hextall signed 29-year-old French winger Pierre-Édouard Bellemare, of the Swedish Hockey League, to an NHL contract. Now, Oshawa Generals radio broadcaster Vishal Hussain passed along information from sources that the Flyers are indeed one of the the prime landing spots for coveted Czech forward Jiri “Cakes” Sekac.

It’s another move that would provide cheap offensive depth for the Flyers, who don’t have much salary cap room to work with.

Sekac, a 6″0″, 174 lb forward who shoots left, had 11 goals and 17 assists in 48 games for HC Lev Praha of the KHL last season. At the young age of 22, the ceiling of his potential remains to be seen, and you have to credit the Flyers for pursuing yet another overseas option that could potentially be a key contributor.

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um.

 

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Zac Rinaldo says hello 5-11 169 lbs....not sure why everyone makes such a big deal about the weight thing....if you're in shape and carrying less body fat..ripped so to speak you're typically going to weigh less than a fat body like Jake Voracek....so keep in perspective.

 

And he already out weighs the Captain Clod Jeerooo!!!!! 5-11 172lbs!!!!!!!!!!!! Can't weigh the heart!

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Makes me think of Jiri Dopita.

 

He did have a 4 goal game.

 

 

Yeah this doesn't sound encouraging.....

 

Sekac, 22, has spent the last three years playing for Lev Praha of the KHL. In 47 games this past season, Sekac scored 11 goals and had 28 points. The Czech winger also played 10 games in the IIHF World Championship this year alongside the Devils’ fellow countrymen Patrik EliasJaromir Jagr, and Marek Zidlicky.

 

http://pucksandpitchforks.com/2014/06/10/devils-frontrunners-landing-euro-forward-jiri-sekac/

 

He'll be a Devil for sure.........

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Yeah this doesn't sound encouraging.....

 

Sekac, 22, has spent the last three years playing for Lev Praha of the KHL. In 47 games this past season, Sekac scored 11 goals and had 28 points. The Czech winger also played 10 games in the IIHF World Championship this year alongside the Devils’ fellow countrymen Patrik EliasJaromir Jagr, and Marek Zidlicky.

 

http://pucksandpitchforks.com/2014/06/10/devils-frontrunners-landing-euro-forward-jiri-sekac/

 

He'll be a Devil for sure.........

 

 

Yep. He's from the same hometown as Jagr I think. I thought I read that.

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Zac Rinaldo says hello 5-11 169 lbs

 

touche.  still, 6'/174lbs is not a big man.  and it does matter.  erik gustafsson, who had problems with being easily bumped off the puck, is 5'10"/181lbs.  add two inches and drop 7 lbs, and unless he is a particularly good skater like giroux, i can see problems.  especially for a guy who is not apparently anything special offensively.  a middling talent with that kind of thin frame is going to have a tough time, imo.

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touche.  still, 6'/174lbs is not a big man.  and it does matter.  erik gustafsson, who had problems with being easily bumped off the puck, is 5'10"/181lbs.  add two inches and drop 7 lbs, and unless he is a particularly good skater like giroux, i can see problems.  especially for a guy who is not apparently anything special offensively.  a middling talent with that kind of thin frame is going to have a tough time, imo.

There are many guys his size playing in the NHL and there are many his size that can't make it, either way the point is taken and I don't think it matters because I feel he'll be a devil.

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I hope they get him.

Just remember it took Raffl most of the year to get comfortable and perform more consistently.

still, anything he can do to remove the temptation of making a bad trade or overpaying for another old fart "scoring" forward like VLC is all positive momentum.

 

 

I like Raffl, but he's still 100% unproven at this point. Plenty of guys come in and look good for a year and then fade like a fart in the wind.

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