It was inevitable that Radim Valchar was going to get dealt, the question was to where.
The answer came today with Valchar being traded to the Lethbridge Hurricanes in the Central Division. Valchar should make his Hurricane debut on Friday against Red Deer.
Valchar is, simply put, a great kid. Always smiling and working his tail off, whether it be on the ice or in the weight room. He is a type of player you want on your roster and he was a pleasure to watch night in and night out the last two seasons.
He got caught in the numbers game as an overage import player. With the addition of Nino Niederreiter (age 17) and Jacob Berglund (age 18), both of whom have shown their value already, it was evident that Radim, regardless of all he brought, was the odd man out due to his age and import status.
Valchar now gets a chance to be a top 6 guy with the Hurricanes and to hopefully lead them into the postseason where Valchar really wants to be.
I will miss the chats with Radim very much and I look forward to seeing him in Lethbridge when the Hawks play there in late October.
To Radim’s parents: Být zavázán tebe do naslouchání poslech až k náš relace. (I hope that made sense…used an online translator!)
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