Petr Prucha

Discussion in 'NHL Draft - Prospects' started by Rich09, Jan 8, 2006.

Thread Status:
Not open for further replies.
  1. Rich09

    Rich09 Registered User

    Joined:
    Oct 22, 2004
    Messages:
    137
    Likes Received:
    0
    Trophy Points:
    0
    This guy is a 8th round draft pick, 5'10''.. Wasn't as good as that in Czech.. How can he have 20 goals right now? Do you think that he isn't as good as that and that it could be explain by the "Jagr effect"?
     
  2. pooler99

    pooler99 Registered User

    Joined:
    Sep 28, 2002
    Messages:
    665
    Likes Received:
    0
    Trophy Points:
    0
    Location:
    Krynn
    Home Page:
    Czech junior Extraleague goaltenders will breathe a sigh of relief when hearing about the fact that the ultimate sniper Petr Prucha is going to graduate to the senior team or the Div I league full-time. Prucha was the top goalscrorer of the Czech junior Extraleague this past season and he ripped off also the Div I league during his short stint. The New York Rangers fell in love with this diminutive waterbug, who also showed up at the 2002 WJC.

    As per Hockey's Future staff!!! Maybe he was as good as that?
     
  3. Twist and Shout

    Twist and Shout Registered User

    Joined:
    Dec 30, 2003
    Messages:
    12,538
    Likes Received:
    0
    Trophy Points:
    0
    Location:
    Calgary, Alberta
    He is THAT good.
     
  4. Ola

    Ola Registered User

    Joined:
    Apr 10, 2004
    Messages:
    24,234
    Likes Received:
    1,010
    Trophy Points:
    169
    Gender:
    Male
    Occupation:
    Lawyer
    Location:
    Sweden
    You know whats funny, he was really really good in europe too. But in a completly diffrent role. He made the WCH in extremely tough competeition two years in a row. Both thoose years he was used primary as a complimentary/set up player for a big and kind of slow center(Dopita). He really played well in the transition game where he came deep into his own end picked up loose pucks and took it up ice with his speed on a regular basis.

    His production this year is defenitly not a Jagr effect. He created allot early in the year and in the preseason without playing a shift with 68 amd have kept dooing so throughout the season.

    Prucha is just a special player.
     
  5. Hunter Gathers

    Hunter Gathers White guilt milquetoast piece of human garbage. Sponsor

    Joined:
    Feb 27, 2002
    Messages:
    107,681
    Likes Received:
    3,814
    Trophy Points:
    231
    Gender:
    Male
    Occupation:
    Corporate Drone
    Location:
    NJ/NYC
    You should watch him. It'll explain everything to you.
     
  6. tsunami

    tsunami Registered User

    Joined:
    Feb 28, 2002
    Messages:
    182
    Likes Received:
    0
    Trophy Points:
    0
    Occupation:
    Sales
    Location:
    Bienne - Switzerland
    Home Page:
    He was always that good ! And probably also benefits from the new rules

    Very nice player
     
  7. Well he only plays with Jagr on the powerplay, and he did set him up for a few tap in goals (2 at least I can't remember who set him up for one of those against the Panthers). However otherwise he hasn't played with him (maybe 2 or 3 games this season he did, but he wasn't scoring a lot of goals back then).
     
  8. tsunami, is there any chance that you can provide us with the top half of that picture in your avatar? Thank you, much appreciated. ;)
     
  9. Ola

    Ola Registered User

    Joined:
    Apr 10, 2004
    Messages:
    24,234
    Likes Received:
    1,010
    Trophy Points:
    169
    Gender:
    Male
    Occupation:
    Lawyer
    Location:
    Sweden
    or atleast a link? mods shouldn't this thread be locked otherwise? :dunno:
     
  10. Synergy27

    Synergy27 I only like it when it's dimed out.

    Joined:
    Apr 27, 2004
    Messages:
    6,791
    Likes Received:
    381
    Trophy Points:
    124
    Gender:
    Male
    Location:
    Washington, D.C.
    The Czech league, just like the RSL, does not have as much goal scoring as the NHL. That being said, noone expected Prucha to score 20 as a rookie. Even those of us who were anxiously awaiting his arrival really only expected a tenacious forechecking little ball of energy who would pot maybe 15 if he was lucky. The fact that he has become a sniper (a few of the goals he has scored this season have been very special) is just icing on the cake for such a likeable player. Nice to see hard work and fearlessness paid off. As a Ranger fan, however, it is difficult to fathom this guy having a long career given the way he plays.
     
  11. #66

    #66 Registered User

    Joined:
    Dec 30, 2003
    Messages:
    11,585
    Likes Received:
    0
    Trophy Points:
    0
    Home Page:
    He's right. Great hands, very good work ethic and a willingness to take a pounding. Just add another plus to the new NY Rangers.

    On another note with Glen Sather's track record of greatness from building from within, does he still get full blame for the Rangers lack of success during most of his time in NY? Its kind of baffling to think that so many people can go to the Rangers and make the same mistake. Sather seemed to do a complete 180 from his days with the Oilers. It seems to me that ownership might have had something to do with it. Always wanting the big name whether or not the player fit.
     
  12. Levitate

    Levitate Registered User

    Joined:
    Jul 29, 2004
    Messages:
    25,445
    Likes Received:
    437
    Trophy Points:
    154
    sather shouldn't get full blame for the rangers lack of success since he's been here, but he certainly deserves some. he didn't have a lot to work with in terms of quality in the system when he first came to the rangers, thanks to neil smith's tenure. but he did spend a lot of money putting together somewhat flawed teams and not getting a good coach to get them to play well.

    there is the ownership angle, and i'm not too sure what to make of it...yeah he came in and blew tons of money on star players...then suddenly turned around and did a firesale, and said "we're making sure we rebuild this thing and we won't be trading away youth". one could say he finally convinced ownership to do it this way instead of buying up players right and left, but who knows how accurate that is.

    boils down to him being to blame for not getting the rangers to be competative before this time, but the fact remains he didn't take control of the franchise when it was in its best shape. still...could have done better, and if the rangers continue to do well this year and young players continue to come in and impress, he'll get the credit for that eventually. ranger fans will have to get over their bitterness to him, but a return to the playoffs and success of young players will probably help that
     
  13. jcorb58

    jcorb58 Registered User

    Joined:
    Sep 28, 2004
    Messages:
    2,528
    Likes Received:
    0
    Trophy Points:
    0
    I have read tons of Sather bashing since his Oiler yrs and a fair amount during his last yrs here. My take is he was a little bit like a kid in a candy store when he first got to the big apple. The rags had a long history of attaching to "names" to appease the masses but never did take into account the important tangables like team chemistry and working within a team concept. For his first yrs i think he didnt want to rock the boat and listened carefully to his bosses that needed to try to win now. Once it became odvious that buying a championship was not always attainable just because you can out spend your rivals he was able to sell his bosses on a more "small market" model. I think hiring Tom Rennie was a major step in the right direction. And in a salary cap world Glen Sather is certainly used to working in a controlled budget enviroment. It is kinda nice to see him having some success again.
     
  14. Hunter Gathers

    Hunter Gathers White guilt milquetoast piece of human garbage. Sponsor

    Joined:
    Feb 27, 2002
    Messages:
    107,681
    Likes Received:
    3,814
    Trophy Points:
    231
    Gender:
    Male
    Occupation:
    Corporate Drone
    Location:
    NJ/NYC
    Blame has been shifted from every Sather mistake ever including the Steve Kelly debacle to now be placed on Trottier's head.
     
  15. tsunami

    tsunami Registered User

    Joined:
    Feb 28, 2002
    Messages:
    182
    Likes Received:
    0
    Trophy Points:
    0
    Occupation:
    Sales
    Location:
    Bienne - Switzerland
    Home Page:
    :innocent:
     
  16. RANGERDIEHARD

    RANGERDIEHARD Registered User

    Joined:
    Jul 6, 2002
    Messages:
    929
    Likes Received:
    0
    Trophy Points:
    0
    Location:
    New York
    Home Page:
    Yeah very nice player and very nice avatar as well :D
     
  17. nyr7andcounting

    nyr7andcounting Registered User

    Joined:
    Feb 24, 2004
    Messages:
    1,919
    Likes Received:
    0
    Trophy Points:
    0
    No jagr effect, he doesn't play on the same line as jagr and hasn't except for a handful of games this year.
     
  18. TSV

    TSV Registered User

    Joined:
    Aug 6, 2005
    Messages:
    546
    Likes Received:
    0
    Trophy Points:
    0
    Occupation:
    Teacher
    Location:
    Montreal
    I mean Prucha is the real DEAL, he really Rock :yo:

    Fast skater, intense, skilled and a real good puck handling and scoring touch. The man is a beast around the net... not because of is size :handclap: , but is scoring ability !! He might score 40 at is rookie year !! Also I think we only saw the tip of the iceberg :biglaugh:

    I think he will be a sniper for many years !!

    VIVA PRUCHA :sarcasm:
     
  19. Hunter Gathers

    Hunter Gathers White guilt milquetoast piece of human garbage. Sponsor

    Joined:
    Feb 27, 2002
    Messages:
    107,681
    Likes Received:
    3,814
    Trophy Points:
    231
    Gender:
    Male
    Occupation:
    Corporate Drone
    Location:
    NJ/NYC
    Viva La Prucha!!
     
  20. TheZherdev

    TheZherdev Registered User

    Joined:
    Jul 4, 2004
    Messages:
    2,351
    Likes Received:
    0
    Trophy Points:
    0
    Man prucha is FAST. everytime he touches the puck you can see the anticipation from the crowd that hes about to pull some unbelievable move and score like he did in the Edmonton game last night. He faked wide twice on the dman and then pulled off an unbelievable backhand from up close on the goalie that squeaked in through the top corner of the net. UGH JUST BEAUTIFUL. :bow:
    I've also never seen anyone as humble as this kid. He never gives himself credit and always tells the press hes lucky to even be on the team!!! (Think opposite to Crosby's attitude).
     
  21. CertifiedPublicGuin

    CertifiedPublicGuin Registered User

    Joined:
    Oct 21, 2005
    Messages:
    5,132
    Likes Received:
    2
    Trophy Points:
    96
    (chuckle)... lets not drag crosby into this... it never ends, the kid doesnt have a bad attitude towards his team or anyone that matters... he plays with a chip on his shoulder, obviously... lets not ruin a good Prucha thread by making more comparisons or contrasts...
     
  22. tommy5

    tommy5 Registered User

    Joined:
    Jan 14, 2006
    Messages:
    41
    Likes Received:
    0
    Trophy Points:
    0
    Occupation:
    sport journalist
    Location:
    Liberec, Czech
    I know Petr Prucha from czech league, because I´m a sport journalist there. Petr wasn´t so productive in last seasons. It was caused by tha fact, that he played in Pardubice in 4th line. It´s rle was to be agressive, don´t let the opponent to socre and try to make a penalty on it´s players.

    Czech league had same old rules as NHL in last seasons. But now, rules have changed to the same level as in NHL and there is much more goals. Last round (played in friday 13th - there was 33 goals in seven games, it means at least four goals on one game and it´s fine. For example Bili Tygri Liberec, team where Jiri Fischer played last year or is from Petr Nedved, won 6:1 against Trinec.

    So Petr Prucha was always able to score goals, he is good technical player and in czech league this season he could score also a lot. He is world champion 2005, this also means something
     
  23. shaner89

    shaner89 Registered User

    Joined:
    Aug 6, 2005
    Messages:
    17,527
    Likes Received:
    258
    Trophy Points:
    154
    Occupation:
    Student
    Location:
    Burlington, Ont
    For those who dont know Prucha much watch the game on NBC right now. In the 1st period he created about 3 good scoring chances with his smarts and aggressive forcheck which is surprising because i thought he was one dimensional.... not true. he plays an all aroung game.. i am liking this kid more and more every time i see him play.
     
Thread Status:
Not open for further replies.

Share This Page

monitoring_string = "358c248ada348a047a4b9bb27a146148"