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Krejci, Hemsky, and Kindl leave Pardubice

Dec 22, 2012, 2:20 PM EDT

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Curious news out of the Czech Republic today as three NHL stars departed Pardubice to return to North America.

Matias Strozyk of EliteProspects.com reports Bruins forward David Krejci, Oilers forward Ales Hemsky, and Red Wings defenseman Jakub Kindl departed the Czech Extraliga squad. Krejci and Hemsky were having big seasons for Pardubice with each scoring more than a point a game.

If you’re curious why they’re coming back, that’s a good question. The team isn’t on a break for the holidays or other tournament action like the Spengler Cup.

It would seem logical that they’re coming back to see if there will be an NHL season. Should that wind up being canceled, you have to think they’ll have a spot waiting for them in Pardubice.

  1. id4joey - Dec 22, 2012 at 4:16 PM

    they’re coming back to see if there will be an NHL season….. Really. Can’t they see that from Pardubice? Maybe their coming back because we have a done deal.

    • alexbaymac - Dec 22, 2012 at 6:19 PM

      “Maybe their coming back because we have a done deal.”
      Maybe they’re coming back because it’s Christmas & they have friends/family here that they’d like to be with. …that they CAN’T see from Pardubice. You really aren’t too bright, are you Joey? Everything has to fit your world-view…

      • id4joey - Dec 23, 2012 at 12:07 AM

        I see, so why are they going to play in the Spengler Cup tournie in Davos, SUI? What? Oh! They have family living in Davos. Of course. Now I understand your view of the world. It’s all about family. What? They refused the owners offer to spend time with their family. But, why did they go play overseas?

    • trick9 - Dec 22, 2012 at 6:19 PM

      Several players already left their European teams 2 weeks ago to get prepared for NHL season to start.

      Do we have a deal now? No.

      • id4joey - Dec 23, 2012 at 9:11 AM

        Really! How do you know players left their part time teams to prepare for an NHL season? I mean we could think that, but nothing I’ve seen suggests that is why they left.

  2. bjbeliever - Dec 22, 2012 at 10:48 PM

    They must have been listening to your sources joey

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