Petr Mrazek: Prospect To Watch For

First off, I know none of us have been posting lately, and I take full responsibility for that. There isn’t much for us to write about right now, so bear with us. When the season starts again, we’ll be back. But for now, here’s a little something something.

One prospect that i’m extremely interested in watching is, Petr Mrazek. He was drafted in the 5th Round (141st Overall) in the 2010 NHL Draft by the Detroit Red Wings. One thing that always amazes me is that how the Red Wings always seem to draft these European gems in the late rounds. Two of the more famous ones are Pavel Datsyuk (171st overall) and Henrik Zetterberg (210th overall). But back to Mrazek, he has been drawing comparison to the one and only Dominik Hasek. He plays the same butterfly style as the Dominator did. He has the same excitement and attitude as Hasek. Both of them absolutely detest losing. Nobody likes losing, but these guys bring it to another level. They’re in the game, and focused. Who doesn’t love that in a goalie? Personally, I think if you give him a few years, I believe he can become a number one goalie for any team in the NHL.

He was the Czech Republic’s goalie during the 2012 World Junior Championships. To our readers that didn’t watch it, he was crazy. If one game was to be summary of the entire tournament, it would be the Czech-USA game. The USA was supposed to be the overwhelming favourite, but Mraek shut the door, stopping 52 of 54 shots in the game. If that wasn’t enough, he tried shooting at the empty net and came INCHES short of scoring. That’s just crazy. If I still haven’t won you over yet, there’s just one more thing. How can you not love a goalie with this kind of swagger?

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