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Exports continue: KHL team nabs Jiri Hudler

Sep 16, 2012, 9:57 PM EDT

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It looks like Jiri Hudler will make his KHL return just two seasons after going back to the NHL.

Czech-based club team HC Lev Praha signed him for the lockout, according to Sovetsky Sport’s Genadi Boguslavski.

Hudler signed a four-year, $16 million contract with the Calgary Flames during the offseason, but that will obviously need to wait.

After beginning his career maturing in the Detroit Red Wings organization, salary cap issues forced him to spend the 2009-10 campaign with Dynamo Moscow in the KHL.

Hudler generated 54 points in 54 games with the KHL team before playing two additional years with the Red Wings, including last season’s 25-goal, 50-point output.

Other Lev Praha players of interest include shootout wiz Erik Christensen, Marian Hossa‘s brother Marcel and Jiri Novotny.

  1. hockeylifenow - Sep 16, 2012 at 11:52 PM

    Join my facbook group “no lockout nhl” lets get a huge fan response and show the nhl and nhlpa our passion and love for the game!

  2. firemarshal1 - Sep 16, 2012 at 11:53 PM

    No Fans equals NO REVENUE, which means no salaries for the players. Who wins, NO ONE. Oh wait, the fans WIN, we save our hard earned money. Hmm, just saying. Tic, toc, that’s your NHL career passing you bye.

    This needs to STOP, the NHL fans are strike from the greedy millionaire players and the billionaire owners.

    Both of you, are despicable. You should be a shame of yourselves. Did you think about the stadium vendors whose lives depend on the games?

  3. blomfeld - Sep 17, 2012 at 1:41 AM

    Prostitution: the act or practice of engaging in promiscuous sexual relations for money


    The way I see it, all you have to do with this definition is substitute “sexual relations” for “athletic services” and presto ! … you have the perfect description for what people like this Hudler idiot are really all about. Go to the KHL you fool and take as many fellow Euro clowns with you as possible ! You people are nothing but a bunch of gutless, spineless “parasitic” users and the sooner we’re rid of you the better ! It’s funny when you think about it now, as Don Cherry was actually right all those many years ago. For whenever push comes to shove, Euros have proven time after time again, that they’re no more trustworthy or dependable than a bunch of rats on a sinking ship. So FU Hudler, FU Ovechkin, FU Semin ! … and while we’re at it, FU Luongo too !

    • tatdue - Sep 17, 2012 at 10:04 AM

      Wow blomfeld that’s so f’n insightful of you… about this one….Replace “sexual relations” with “labor services” and presto!…you have the perfect description for what people like Hudler and 90% of the world’s population are all about!…..Since when has a pro athletes job ever been a guarantee? This is the way that every sport works….every season every club in every sport has try outs in which any person can be replaced by any person who is better or simply out performs someone else at camp! This is the way pro sports work…Including the NHL! Anybody in the KHL who is under contract will still get payed just like it is in the NHL! So how about FU blomfeld and take your owner rhetoric somewhere else you F’n moron!

      • blomfeld - Sep 17, 2012 at 2:11 PM

        Normally I don’t waste my time replying to stupid people like you, but since it’s Monday I’ll make an exception … count yourself lucky pal …

        So tell me this Einstein, if solidarity means nothing and it’s all just a “free for all” as you say, then why do we even have a work stoppage in the first place ? … and why are these players even bothering with a union ? According to you, shouldn’t it then just be every man for himself, chasing the almighty dollar with selfish abandon ? I’ve personally no problem with that, as that’s what the majority of us have to contend with in our own lives. The problem however with people like you and Hudler is that you want it both ways. Just like the rat, you people are always happy to gorge on the cheese for free, only to then run like the cowards you are at the first sign of trouble …

        I suspect however that your real issue is Luongo, “Mister Commitment” himself. You know, that big “tough” guy who walks out of a 12 year contract after only 2 years, all because his precious little ego suffered a “boo boo” last April when he didn’t start games 3-5 against the Kings. That’s what’s really bugging you eh ? :) Well too bad buddy, you made your bed, so now sleep in it ! As for you telling me “FU” etc ? This website is intended for people to exchange views and have fun in the process … not to inflict upset on fellow commenters with vile and chicken-ass remarks. So do us all a favor and clean up your act … and while you’re washing your own mouth out with a bar of soap, kindly shove one into the mouths of Hudler and Luongo too … thanks !

        *** Bonus video selection for the Luongo apologist called Tatdue ***

      • tatdue - Sep 17, 2012 at 4:46 PM

        @blomfeld – You just made my day there guy…..I just realized that I’m having a conversation with a 12 year old…lol…Just for you I’ll try to keep my words small so that you can understand them. I’m sorry that I made a mockery (that’s joke for you) of what you thought was a very insightful statement. Unfortunately everything that I said was true….Furthermore I did not say anything about solidarity because it has nothing to do with anything that you said..Why do we have a work stoppage you ask?…We have a work stoppage because a majority of the owners would like to take back a bunch of money that they gave to the players and the players (along with 80-90 percent of the fans) believe that this is wrong…As for the other stuff that you claimed was “according to me”…I never said any of it, it is all crap that you made up in order to try to make an argument with me…that’s what gave away your age! Absolutely nothing that you said to counter my argument has anything to do with anything that I wrote including your stuff about Luongo…lol…Sorry kid I’m not a Vancouver fan nor a fan of Luongo…As for me saying FU to you, well maybe you have Tourette Syndrome and you don’t really realize just how bad your language is (a dozen insults plus FU’s) You see I treat people the way that they portray themselves! That’s a good lesson for you to keep in mind as you grow up but with that said if had known that I was talking to a twelve year old in the first place I would not have used that language so I do apologize for that….lol….kids, you always make me smile :)

      • blomfeld - Sep 18, 2012 at 1:27 AM

        @Tatdue – AKA “Johnny come lately” …

        Sorry friend, but you’ve now revealed yourself to be a complete and utter fool, given your blind ignorance and misguided aplomb. As an ardent and loyal LA King’s fan since 1973 (ie: guess I started liking them when I was “negative” 27 years old?), I first came to this website back in January, when I began to speak of my vision that something “very special” was in the air for my beloved team this year. Well lo and behold, just look what ultimately transpired ! :)

        In all honesty though, I can’t recall the name “Tatdue” ever being here at PHT during those “heady” spring days, when we LA Kings were marching to Stanley Cup glory ? Perhaps it’s because you were watching other sports ? … or perhaps it’s because you simply didn’t care ? Nonetheless and I do hate to say this, you do come across as some pathetic and angry “Johnny come lately” person who has an axe to grind with the world at large … “how dare those owners take away our 57/43 revenue split from us players ?” Take it easy pal, as it isn’t really so bad. Besides, if you’re going to let 12 year olds like me get you all fired up like this, then God forbid what’s going to happen when you get into disagreements with people of your own senior age !

        Rejoice friend and never forget that we LA Kings are Stanley Cup Champions ! :)

  4. artvandelay0 - Sep 17, 2012 at 12:12 PM

    I am a little unclear on whether if players go to other places, such as Europe, if they are eligible to return to the NHL if the lockout ever ends. I would assume that they aren’t able to do so, but I am only asking because since so many players are going overseas they must expect the lockout to last all year?

    • artvandelay0 - Sep 17, 2012 at 2:47 PM

      ^midseason I mean.

    • tatdue - Sep 17, 2012 at 3:58 PM

      Yes they can come back…

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