Martin Frk - overall impression

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  1. Mirinho

    Mirinho Registered User

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    as 17 years old it was his first U20 WJC (by far the youngest czech player) ... 6GP 3g 3a +2 quite solid in this weak czech team

    stats CZE
     
  2. BlackAces*

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    Honestly, the only thing I remember about him is that he speared someone in the sack.
     
  3. fly4apuckguy

    fly4apuckguy Mr. Old School

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    Not bad, but I have seen many, many better 17 year olds at this tournament.
     
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    His skating looked to be a bit of an issue. His hockey sense and shot were very impressive though.
     
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    This was all I'll remember him for, the numbers are nice and he did score twice on the Swedes but I just didn't get to see enough of the Czech for him to impress me much, them and Norway were the only teams I didn't live. Seems like a good prospect, I just dont think he's up their with Yakupov or anything like some who've suggested a top three pick or whatnot.
     
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    is this the kid who nailed a canadian in the sack? I thought he had a real nhl future, but then he had to take a cheapshot like that and ruin his chances at anything.
     
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    Sure, because no NHL player has ever engaged in any cheapshot. :rolleyes:

    Honestly, it was more embarassing than dangerous and also funny in a way, even Canadian players were laughing.
    As for his overall play, I agree with Garyboy. Great shot and average skating though it's likely he will improve the latter.
     
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    Subban seems do be doing just fine. Frk will be in NHL asap.
     
  9. Probably because you only watched the Czech's play once......
     
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    He started of getting fairly sheltered minutes and as the tournament went on they increased, so did his confidence. Anyone who thinks he isnt in the same league as Yakupov is out to lunch. He needs to improve his skating, but other than that he brings many different elements to the game that Yakupov doesnt. In anycase he has lots of work ahead of him but he is among the top prospects for 2012 and continues to be.

    Looking at the game summaries his stats show my point so here they are, he didn't even register a shot until the third game. After the Sweden game where he was the best Czech player his ice time never came back down.

    #1 Norway 0/38 shots - 2pim
    #2 Canada 0/19 shots - 27pim(groin hook)
    #3 Sweden 3/21 shots - 2goals(1ppg) - 2pim - +1
    #4 Russia 2/34 shots - 1assists(pp)
    #5 Germany 2/40 shots - 1assist(pp)
    #6 Slovakia 7/45 shots - 1goal(1ppg) - 1assist - +1

    I think he impressed and his coaches rewarded him with a biger roll on the team. But then again he for some reason has always managed to produce on the national teams.
     
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    Not impressed by Frk, he's IMO a diver and whining has become his habit!
    Cheapshot is the only thing he's good at.
     
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    I don't know how many teams of QMJHL make the playoffs and how likely Halifax is to make it. Is there any chance Frk will be free for U18 WJC in April? Would be huge difference for the Czech team.
     
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    Halifax will probably make the playoffs in one of the last spots.
     
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    Vasilevskiy I've many surnames

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    He'll be a beast if he improves his skating
     
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    AwesomePanthers Maybe next season

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    People dislike Frk for once incident, but Kassian has had his share of dirtiness too, but he isn't disliked at all. Just because he Canadian I guess. I liked what I saw from Frk, great shot, but I also see that he have some bad habits with a bit late hits.
     
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    Is that a joke?

    No NHL team will draft him now because he hooked a guy by the cup when he was 17? Gimme a break.

    Most NHL scouts will recognize discipline as a concern, and continue to watch him. You want kids who play with passion, they just have to learn some discipline.

    Do you still do the same things you did at 17? He's a kid with big upside.....I can guarantee you he hasn't been written off by scouts....Unlike you, these people understand the aging and maturation process of young hockey players.....
     
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    As soon as he realizes that he should use his stick for good (his awesome shot) and not evil (spear/hooking people in the balls) he will be just fine. Looked like a good hockey player, considering he's just 17. Interested to see how he'll play next year as an 18 yr old. Needs to get the garbage/undiscipline out of his game. Took a few dumb penalites and it sounds like it wasn't isolated incidents either, as it seems as though that's how he plays back in the Q as well.
     
  18. Mirinho

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    i found 6 players + Frk borned in 1993 and younger on this tournament and Frk is even october 1993

    Rickard Rakell (SWE) .... 4GP 3pts
    Peter Ceresnak (SVK) ... 6GP 0pts
    Samuel Guerra (SUI) ... 6GP 0pts
    Miikka Salomaki (FIN) ...6GP 3pts
    Olli Maatta (FIN) ... 6GP 0pts
    Joel Armia (FIN) ... 6GP 1pt

    Martin FRK (CZE) ... 6GP 6pts
     
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    Gonna go out on a limb here and assume he meant at this (the World Junior Hockey Championship) tournament, and not this (2011 WJHC) tournament.
     
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    oh man, are you kidding? ... :)
     
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    I liked what I saw. The kid has an absolute bomb from the point. But, yea I think skating is the biggest flaw in his game, but I'm sure he'll improve it.
     
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    Didnt really stand out for me but I only saw him against Canada. The skating comment is valid.
     
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    This kid looks like the real deal. He has a great shot and seems to see the ice very well. His skating is a valid concern, but I think he will be in the NHL by 12/13. He's a phenominal talent and will probably be dominant at next years WJC.

    It's good to see the Czech's producing some first round talent again with Frk, Musil and Jaskin all looking to go in the first round. It's unfortunate that Jaskin was injured. From the video that I've seen of him, he looks pretty damn good.
     
  24. heusy_79

    heusy_79 9 - 20 - 8

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    Looks to have the skills and tools to be an NHLer. He certainly didn't look out of place as a 17 year old. Not sure if the spear in the nuts was a temporary lapse in judgement or not but even with questionable intangibles I'd still call Frk a first-round talent, and possibly the best prospect to come out of the Czech Republic in the past couple years (not saying much).
     
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    The Spear made him go up in my books
     

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