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Petr Mrazek Is Fine With Some Extra Pressure On him

from Michael Smith of CarolinaHurricanes.com,

The Czech goaltender signed a one-year, $1.5 million contract with the Carolina Hurricanes shortly after free agency opened on Sunday, July 1.

It's a relatively low-risk, high-reward signing for the Hurricanes, who rounded out their goaltending duo of Scott Darling and Mrazek for the 2018-19 season. For Mrazek, the one-year term is a chance to prove his worth in the NHL.

"It's something that puts me a little bit more under pressure," Mrazek said on a conference call. "That's something that I like to play under in the game, when there's more pressure on me."

"At 26 years of age, we felt there's still upside," President and General Manager Don Waddell said. "The age was a big factor for us. He's still a young player with a lot to prove, and he's determined to prove it."

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Primis's avatar

“That’s something that I like to play under in the game, when there’s more pressure on me.”

Dude, you were under plenty of pressure in DET and Philly and you responded very poorly in each case.

You’re fooling nobody.

Posted by Primis on 07/02/18 at 09:32 PM ET

WingedRider's avatar

I hope he has success.  Last chance and Darling comes to camp out of shape.

Petr wasn’t much worse with injury prone Howard who can’t move from post to post.  Flyers goalies are in the graveyard for goalies.

Canes are going to be a challenge for any goalie.

Failure will lead to a trip across the pond.  IMO, KH paid him too much but he does that on a regular delusional basis.

Will see?

Posted by WingedRider from Saskatoon, SK on 07/03/18 at 01:37 AM ET

TreKronor's avatar

Delusional is forgetting that petr wanted 5 mill. The wings said no way and filed for arbitration. They then paid him 4.

But the MORE delusional part… The part I find hilarious… Is just so recently Mrazek was the chosen one, the future, the wings goalie to lead us through the next decade. And the fans crucified Holland for not paying Petr what they thought he was “due”. Now look at him. He’s making 1.5 mil and someone has the audacity to say Holland over paid? Lol.

Posted by TreKronor on 07/03/18 at 10:43 AM ET

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Now look at him. He’s making 1.5 mil and someone has the audacity to say Holland over paid?

Is there (somewhere) deep hidden logic?

Posted by wings8 on 07/03/18 at 10:47 AM ET

TreKronor's avatar

It’s not very deep actually.

Posted by TreKronor on 07/03/18 at 10:58 AM ET

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