PLEKANEC MARRIED IN PRAGUE – Comments on Jagr Contract Situation

Jun 18th, 2011 | By | Category: Canadiens, Latest News

Tomáš Plekanec Lucie Vondráčková

Canadiens centre Tomas Plekanec has had an eventful weekend.  He married Czech actress-singer Lucia Vondráčková in a quiet ceremony in Prague yesterday. 

 Today he was named runner up to Jaromir Jagr at the 43rd annual Golden Stick Awards, given to the best Czech born hockey player worldwide. 

Plekanec and Jagr were part of the highest scoring forward line at the recently completed World Championships in Slovakia.  The Czech Republic won the bronze medal after finishing with an 8-1 record.  In their eight games together they scored 11 goals and 8 assists. 

There has been speculation that Jagr, who is currently a free agent, might join Plekanec in Montreal next season.  Jagr admitted at today’s ceremony that there have been discussions with the Canadiens front office but wouldn’t comment further. 

Obviously Plekanec would like to see their on-ice  partnership resume in Montreal.   “I would be happy if Jarda signed wiith the Canadiens.  The atmosphere is great there, but I there are a lot of other things that he has to take into consideration.”

Jagr is represented in North America by former Canadiens defenseman Petr Svoboda.  Most of the smart money is betting that he will sign with the Detroit Red Wings but just to spice up the story line, Jesse Spector in his  New York Daily News column said  one of his sources has told him “Jagr will likely wind up with the Canadiens.”

A source told The News Friday that Jagr’s talks with NHL teams are more than just a ploy to get more money out of the Russian team Avangard Omsk, where he has played three seasons. The source said Jagr likely will wind up with the Canadiens

Can’t imagine who his “source” is, but this is guaranteed to fire up the internet chatter in Montreal.

In the voting for the Golden Stick Award, taken among Czech born players, coaches and journalists, Jagr received 1,005 votes, Plekanec – 804.

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Golden Stick 2011:

1. JAROMÍR JÁGR 
Avangard Omsk, KHL 1005 votes

2.TOMÁŠ PLEKANEC 
Montreal Canadiens (NHL) 804

3. ROMAN ČERVENKA 
Avangard Omsk (KHL) 743

4. ONDŘEJ PAVELEC 
Atlanta Thrashers (NHL) 662

5.PATRIK ELIÁŠ  
New Jersey (NHL) 352

6.MARTIN STRAKA 
HC Plzen 1929 328

7.DAVID KREJČÍ 
Boston Bruins (NHL) 304

8.TOMÁŠ VOKOUN 
Florida Panthers (NHL) 297

9.MARTIN HAVLÁT
Minnesota Wild (NHL) 267

10.MAREK ŽIDLICKÝ 
Minnesota Wild (NHL) 224

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  1. […] PLEKANEC MARRIED IN PRAGUE – Comments on Jagr Contract Situation … Today he was named runner up to Jaromir Jagr at the 43rd annual Golden Stick Awards, given to the best Czech born hockey player worldwide. Plekanec and Jagr were part of the highest scoring forward line at the recently completed The Detroit Red Wings appear to front-runners in the Jagr sweepstakes. He is represented in North America by former Canadiens defenseman Petr Svoboda. In the voting for the Golden Stick Award, taken among Czech born players, […]

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