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Tuesday, July 3, 2007

Blue Jackets Sign Novotny

Jiri Novotny was signed by the Columbus Blue Jackets today.

Novotny, 23, tallied 6-13-19 and 28 penalty minutes in 68 games as a rookie
in 2006-07, splitting the season between Buffalo and Washington. He notched
6-7-13 and 26 penalty minutes in 50 games with the Sabres and 0-6-6 and two
penalty minutes in 18 games after joining the Capitals on February 27 in a trade
that also sent a first round pick in the 2007 Entry Draft to Washington for
right wing Dainius Zubrus and defenseman Timo Helbling.



Shmee said...

Lets see....the low down on Novotny has always been that he has the tools, he is just lazy. I think he needs a Coach to kick him in the ass and get him going. He has potential for sure.

CapsChick said...

Oh, Jiri. I wish I could weigh in on this but while I was pulling for him to succeed (more for the sake of losing Zubrus than any personal feelings for Novotny) he was pretty much invisible here.

That being said, what Shmee said is probably true and if anyone could kick him in the ass, Hitch is the man :)

Bitchany said...

Oh God, not another lazy player...that is not what we need. But Hitch for sure doesn't put up with it...I really hope that he does well for us...because, well I need him to alright.

Joe said...

I like what howson is doing so far - signing young player with potential. I'll give him the benefit of the doubt until he signs a todd marchant like deal.

Bitchany said...

Yeah, I hope that it works out...I was getting a little discouraged with no signings but this helps. Haha.