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Radim Vrbata Appreciation Thread

Discussion in 'Arizona Coyotes' started by moosemeister, Apr 8, 2018.

  1. moosemeister

    moosemeister Registered User

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    One of the few players who thoroughly enjoyed being a Coyote.

    Loved his game, loved him as a person.

    Best of luck in retirement Vrby!
     
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    I'll always remember that stank face he consistently made on the bench. Thanks for being one the guys who Smith passed to that could actually score. In all seriousness, I could see him being a great coach one day if he wanted. Enjoy!

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    Ultra Mega Chychrun Arise Chychrun!

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    Sad, but expected. I always really liked vrby, I'll never forget his sweet shootout move.
     
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    IPreferPi A Nonny Mouse

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    Vrby was maddening to watch when he was cold, but when he was hot on the Prime Line with Whitney and Hanzal he was magical. And his patent move on the shootout was joygasmic.

    Hats off to a great, unsung career and all the best in retirement, Vrby!
     
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    played his best hockey with this organization. Fantastic in the shootout.
     
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    One of the best players in franchise history IMO. I'm not sure if that's a mark on the franchise or a compliment of Vrby, but worth saying regardless.

    I hope the Panthers dress him in their final game today.

    Edit: No Vrby tonight. The ****, Sunbelt bros?
     
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  7. moosemeister

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    Sign him to a one day contract. Have all the players where his jersey, and honor his number. No need to retire. Not before Doan at least.
     
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    The most underrated player in franchise history. Love you Vrby. You are missed.

    Blows my mind that this thread probably won’t even reach the second page.
     
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    Dirty Old Man Mistaken for magic

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    Forehand Backhand Top Shelf!
     
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    Didn't like him much at first--slow, older, kinda one dimensional, name doesn't really roll off the tongue.

    Then he just kept scoring 20 goals and that weird name of his kept cluttering up the top of the team scoring list.

    He and those Czech Mates will be missed for sure.
     
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    That shootout move...

    Not much to say that hasn't already been said.

    Thanks for the memories, Radom!
     
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    This is the only franchise that could pronounce his name correctly.

    Radeem Vurbahda
     
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    Well we have seen Vrby come and go a few times already :laugh:
     
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    Vrbata was one of my favorites. Sad to never see him play in a Coyotes jersey again. Have a great retirement Vrbata.
     
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    Came to the Coyotes from three different teams, and each time had better seasons here than with the previous team.
     
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    First Jersey I ever purchased, actually the ex did, but was his. So long Vrbata. Never once did I feel more confident in that fake forehand, backhand roof in the shootout. Guy has to be responsible for quite a few SO points.
     
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    One of, if not, the best pure goalscorer in this organization's history. Thanks Vrby! Hope you enjoy retirement, and don't be a stranger either. He'll always have a home here in the desert
     
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    The Coyotes basically made Vrby's whole career with the way he flourished here. Felt bad that he didn't finish here, but he always did have the knack of cutting bait on us after a good season and going elsewhere, so in a way it's probably the perfect capper to his NHL career. Best of luck to the guy back home.
     
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    Best ever shoot out move. They would know it is coming and would still bite on the forehand:)
     
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    Thanks to Vrbata for being such a pro and all the memories. Glad to have had him on the team!
     
  21. Bonsai Tree

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    Consummate professional. Liked his game, liked how he interviewed. Have a wonderful life back in the Czech Republic, Vrby!
     
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    The number 17 has (for the most part) belonged to a pure goal scorer in Coyotes history (Nagy, Vrbata.)

    Svech or Zadina would look great in #17 :naughty:
     
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    One of the best! Would love to see him come back as player development or something.
     
  24. GiveAFlyingPuck

    GiveAFlyingPuck We're getting better

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    Always thought the "stank face" was him sucking his mouth guard against his teeth. we may never know.

    It was fun to watch him play.
     
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    I'm pretty sure you're right but he looked hilarious doing it.

    Reminds me of Bill Engvall
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