Radim Vrbata Appreciation Thread

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  1. Vip

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    Most underrated goal scorer in the league. He's our secret weapon.

    Thank you, Radim :yo:
     
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    Pay the man, Don. :yo:
     
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    Favorite current Coyote for years now. So glad I got his jersey a couple of seasons ago.
     
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    Czech scoring machine!
     
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    5x 4 per, $20 million total. Likely retire a Coyote. Do it.
     
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    The good thing about Vrbata is his style of play doesn't rely on his physicality or even so much his speed. It's all hands and vision. He's the very definition of an opportunist. So, he should be productive up till the end of his career.
     
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    I still don't get why Tampa gave up on him so quickly. Glad it worked out for us and we were even able to dump our pylons to get him back.
     
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    Radim the Dream baby! Not a Coyotes fan but this guy always ends up being a steal for me in fantasy leagues lol guy is a very underrated player, wish my Canucks had a guy like him in our top 6..I appreciate you Vrbata, I appreciate you a lot
     
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    Got to love those Czech Republic players. Vrbata was the first NHL player I meet at a signing his first season here, very nice and humble. Been a big fan ever since. We went to the Den between the 2-3 periods to pick out a player game used stick for our TV/Hockey room, I've being eyeing an Accoin oak stick but my wife want a current player one.....Verby scored his second goal while we were still looking, decision made. We got the lone Vrbata stick in there, I told my wife she jinxed him by saying "all he needs now is a hat trick" he got it before we made it back to our seats. Wow what a special souvenir and a great start to the season. Go Yotes!!!!
     
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    Devils Badvocate Don't be a Hayter

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    somewhere in an alternate universe Vrbata has started a Phoenix Coyote appreciation thread.
     
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    He's currently on pace for 246 goals this season. :laugh:

    I think we'd all be pretty happy with a repeat of his '11-12 production.

    Either way, he needs to save some of that juice for the playoffs. :yo:

    And I mean, really. We all know what move he's going to make in the shootout. Every goalie in the league knows it. Yet he still manages to sink it with regularity. What's his lifetime shootout percentage?
     
  12. GiveAFlyingPuck

    GiveAFlyingPuck Try going to the net.

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    Certainly strengthened his bargaining position for his contract extension. Maybe on Saturday he can go 3 games in a row with a hattie. Gotta love Vrby.
     
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    Heck, I'd be happy if he got 80 goals this season! :laugh:

    Much appreciation, Rad!
     
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    R_Vrbata_10-03-2013.jpg Boy does he look happy too be a Coyote and part of the Pack
     
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    Perhaps my standards are too low, but I'll be more than content if Vrby returns to 30 goals/60 points. :laugh:

    Hopefully Maloney locks him up as a Yote for the rest of his career.
     
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    So I guess they kept the championship belt, even though Labarbera's gone? Sweet. I'm glad he didn't take it with him to Edmonton.
     
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    if the Oilers defeat the Coyotes, does LaBraaBraa get the belt?
     
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    I thought Yandle was in the belt idea and had it made.
     
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    120 Goals and counting as a Coyote! Way to go Vrrrrbata Bing!
     
  20. Sm4ckSm4sh

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    Tampa didn't really give up on Vrbata per se. They signed him after his breakthrough season in Phoenix. He left Tampa to go back home to the Czech Republic because his wife was having complications with their baby.

    When he came back the next season the didn't "want" him(bit of a fool me once, shame on you kind of deal).

    Lucky for us, Tampa traded him back :yo:
     
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    I know about all that, but his reason for going back to the Czech Republic seemed understandable, so I don't see why they basically blacklisted him and made him find his own trade when he returned.
     
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    At that point Vrbata had shown potential with a few different teams but had only had one good season before his move to tampa bay. It looked more a fluke than anything else. The management was going through change at that time too. If I recall that was the same time they thought bringing in Barry Melrose as the coach was a good idea.

    It worked out well in the end because we were able to get him back and dump Fedoruk and Hale.
     

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