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Habs Ink Jaroslav Spacek

MONTREAL -- Montreal Canadiens General Manager Bob Gainey announced Wednesday the signing of defenceman Jaroslav Spacek to a three-year contract (2009-10 to 2011-12).

Last season, Spacek, 35, led the Buffalo Sabres defencemen in scoring with 45 points in 80 games (8 goals, 37 assists). He registered 38 penalty minutes, maintained a +2 differential and an average time of ice of 22:16 mins.

The Rokycany, Czech Republic native will be entering his 14th NHL season in 2009-10. He played in a total of 701 career regular season games in the NHL with Florida, Chicago, Edmonton, Columbus and Buffalo. He registered 303 points (73 goals, 230 assists), amassed 515 penalty minutes and a +25 differential.

The 5’11’’, 204-pound defenceman was a 5th round selection by the Panthers, 117th overall, in the 1998 NHL Entry Draft. He joined the Sabres as a free agent on July 5th, 2006.
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Old 07-01-2009, 04:51 PM
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Hes an ' average ' D-man. Nice shot from the point but not much else.
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Old 07-01-2009, 04:53 PM
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The ghost of John Ferguson Jr. made its way into Gainey somehow.
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Old 07-01-2009, 04:58 PM
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Old 07-01-2009, 05:17 PM
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Old 07-01-2009, 05:41 PM
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The way I look at this one, Bob Gainey replaced, Mathieu Schneider with Joroslav Spacek, a few years younger, not much thought... I feel he is a bit expensive for a fifth or sixth defencemen....... But not a terrible pick-up, a solid blue-liner that is a forty to fifty point man......
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Old 07-01-2009, 06:38 PM
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Spacek provides decent depth for the Montreal blueline, but I don't see him making a significant impact with the Canadiens. He didn't come cheap either. Not a horrendous signing, but definitely not a good one either.
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Old 07-01-2009, 07:04 PM
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Old 07-01-2009, 07:43 PM
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Hes an ' average ' D-man. Nice shot from the point but not much else.
add BELOW before average, he does nothing very well and got the advantage of being pretty much defenseman #1 on the Buffalo blueline that was decimated with injuries.

the fact that this signing is GUARANTEED no matter if Spacek retires is mind boggling.
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Old 07-01-2009, 08:08 PM
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add BELOW before average, he does nothing very well and got the advantage of being pretty much defenseman #1 on the Buffalo blueline that was decimated with injuries.

the fact that this signing is GUARANTEED no matter if Spacek retires is mind boggling.
Agreed...
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Old 07-01-2009, 08:14 PM
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oh thank god im not a montreal fan. lose komi, koivu, sign big useless gill, spacek, trade for gomez while giving up your top prospect on the back end.....oh boy and to wonder how gainey is gonna last the year is beyond me right now.
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Old 07-01-2009, 08:20 PM
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oh thank god im not a montreal fan. lose komi, koivu, sign big useless gill, spacek, trade for gomez while giving up your top prospect on the back end.....oh boy and to wonder how gainey is gonna last the year is beyond me right now.
oh well we could have signed for 12 years ,now that woulda been stupid.
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Old 07-01-2009, 08:32 PM
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sorry but at least hossa will do something for us and isnt widely regarded as overhyped and overrated for the most part, along with overpaid.
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Old 07-01-2009, 08:39 PM
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sorry but at least hossa will do something for us and isnt widely regarded as overhyped and overrated for the most part, along with overpaid.
you can have him.
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