Saturday, August 2, 2008

Ex-Ranger Nedved to Tryout for Rangers in Hopes of Making the Team


As first reported on HB a couple of days ago, ex-New York Ranger Petr Nedved will receive a tryout with the Rangers in hopes of making the team out of training camp.

The former NHLer told reporters in the Czech Republic that he wants to give it one more shot in the NHL, and that the Rangers have agreed to let him attend training camp and try out for the team. He admitted that it's a long shot because it comes with no guarantees of a roster spot. If he doesn't make the team, Nedved says he will return to his hometown team Liberec of the Czech League.

“I have to be realistic and I don’t see a big chance,” Nedved says. “It´s probably (a) closed chapter for me… But you never say never. Some offers could come, but from my point of view it depends from where it would be. There are teams I would have accepted and there are teams I would have just thanked for their interest.”

When talking about the Rangers, Nedved said, “We’ve come to an agreement they’ll give me a chance. There is nothing granted for me from Glen Sather which I understand. I’m not in situation I could demand any kind of assurance. It’s pure tryout for me - make a team or leave. I’m no fool, I know I’m not coming there to tear down the first line. And sure, I’m not to accept a marginal role as a fourth-line player. But I believe I’m still capable to play third line there.”

Nedved played with the Rangers from 1994-95, and again from 1999-2004. The 37-year old center has also played with St. Louis, Vancouver, Pittsburgh, and Edmonton in his NHL career.

1 comment:

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