Monday, October 22, 2007

Our Long International Nightmare Is Over

According to a tip from Vak Fan -- Tomáš Klouček has signed on with HC Hamé RI Okna Zlín of the Czech Extraliga. There's nothing up on the Zlín web site yet, but Vak Fan doesn't seem like the type to joke about something this serious, and I can only presume that the team is planning a really big announcement (fireworks, dancing girls, etc).

This is great news on multiple levels: Klouček has a home, he gets to hang out with Jaroslav Balaštík, and I can rotate the jerseys on the wall.

Viva Klouček!

Update: it's official! And to quote Dnes, "Hokejový útočník Peter Barinka přichází na měsíční test do Zlína, nastoupit by měl už zítra proti Kladnu. Na zkoušku do konce listopadu klub získal i obránce Tomáše Kloučka z týmu AHL Syracuse Crunch."

I couldn't have put it better myself!

The updates don't stop: According to VF and Misha's comment on Hockey Rants, TK is only signed to a one-month tryout contract. I'm not too worried, though, as that should be more than enough time for him to win over the people of Zlín.


vakfan said...

Let the Slivovice flow!
Here´s the link:

gsdgsd13 said...

The uncertainty of the one-month deal, alas, is putting a damper on my new plans to fly to Zlin in January. Still, there will be toasts drunk to TK all this week.