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from Adam Steils of IIHF.com,
“I have never had the chance to play in Poland because I grew up in Canada. I felt that this may be the only opportunity for me to play in Poland so I didn't want to pass it up,” he said.
It’s been an adjustment for the 26-year-old. Going from the capital of the U.S. to a Polish town of approximately 43,000 souls has been an interesting move to say the least.
“It’s a very big difference from living in any of the cities I have played in. It has taken some time to get used to but is very peaceful and reminds me of being up north somewhere in Ontario,” said Wolski.
Wolski’s arrival to Sanok caused quite a stir in a country not necessarily known for hockey. He landed at the airport to a gaggle of reporters and TV crews, but since then the buzz has died down and he has been able to focus on hockey and at the same time soak up some of the European lifestyle.
“It certainly is a different lifestyle across Europe compared to North America. Here people work to live, not live to work. Family is truly the most important thing.”
The New York Rangers have traded forward Wojtek Wolski to the Florida Panthers in return for defenceman Michael Vernace and a third-round draft pick in 2013.
The 25-year-old forward has tallied three assists in nine games for the Rangers this season. The Panthers primary interest in Wolski appears to be his prowess in the shootout.
Wolski received 2 minutes for an illegal check to the head of Daniel Alfredsson.
Rangers were leading by two at the time of the penalty, they scored on the PP and tied it late in the 3rd. Now in shootout..
Just over a month ago, the Washington Capitals traded Left Wing Tomas Fleischmann (or is he a Center, Pierre McGuire?) to the Colorado Avalanche for defenseman Scott Hannan. Many would contend that Washington lost that trade – surely they could have gotten a better return on Flash.
George McPhee, of course, had his reasons for making the trade. The main reason? Bringing in a defensive defenseman to solidify the Capitals’ play in their own zone.
Leaf Nation – plagued by the idea that every player available through trade or free agency will come to Toronto – wondered why Brian Burke couldn’t have traded Francois Beauchemin to land Fleischmann.
McPhee went with Hannan for one obvious reason though: Hannan’s contract expires this season, allowing the Capitals to free up the cap room from his $4.5 Million contract to sign Alexander Semin.
We did not have what Washington wanted. Leaf Nation can accept that.
Fast forward a month later and this time the New York Rangers acquire Wojtek Wolski from the Phoenix Coyotes for Michael Rozsival. This is less than a year after Phoenix traded Peter Mueller to acquire Wolski from the Colorado Avalache.
New York Rangers President and General Manager Glen Sather announced today that the club has acquired forward Wojtek Wolski from the Phoenix Coyotes in exchange for defenseman Michal Rozsival.
(GLENDALE, ARIZONA)—Phoenix Coyotes General Manager Don Maloney announced today that the Coyotes have acquired defenseman Michal Rozsival (MEE-khahl, roh-ZIH-vahl) from the New York Rangers in exchange for forward Wojtek Wolski.
“I know Michal well from my time with the Rangers in New York,” said Maloney. “He is an intelligent, puck moving defenseman who can play heavy minutes against good players. He will make our strong defense even better.”
from Adrian Dater of All Things Avs,
Needless to say, a lot of Avs personnel – management included – were walking around in a bit of a daze well after the game. A day after they trade him to Phoenix, the Avs are burned on a one-time slapper from the left circle to the far post by Wolski with 22.8 seconds left in a 1-1 game at Jobing.com Arena.
Call it the robbing at Jobing.
No matter how the Avs try to spin this, they were made to look like complete fools tonight. But doesn’t that always happen in games against players they had just traded? If there is one thing guaranteed in life, it’s that the Avs will always get burned by a guy they had just traded.
read on and watch the Wolski goal below…
via Adrian Dater tweet,
(Peter) Mueller and Kevin Porter to Avs for Wolski is official. Done
DENVER – The Colorado Avalanche Hockey Club announced today that the team has acquired forwards Peter Mueller and Kevin Porter from the Phoenix Coyotes in exchange for forward Wojtek Wolski.
“Peter is a skilled young player who has a tremendous upside,” said Avalanche General Manager Greg Sherman. “We feel he will be an important addition to our lineup.”
“Kevin will add more depth up front,” added Sherman. “He spent some extended time in the NHL last season and we look forward to having him join our organization.”
via Vicki Hall of Flames Insider,
The one-man show by Wojtek Wolski — skating right in the middle of Nigel Dawes and Daymond Langkow, waltzing unmolested into the slot and firing the puck past Miikka Kiprusoff — could be shown as a “What Not to Do” video in hockey school.
“The third goal we gave up was a terrible goal to give up,” Sutter said. “I mean, everyone is standing around the ice watching someone walk into the slot and shoot the puck.
“It’s not a very good play by anybody who was on the ice.”
The Colorado Avalanche Hockey Club announced today that it has signed restricted free-agent forward Wojtek Wolski to a two-year contract.
“Wojtek is definitely part of the elite young group of players establishing themselves in the league. Therefore, we feel very strongly that he is important to the future success of our club,” said Avalanche Executive Vice President and General Manager Francois Giguere. “We’ve been pleased with his development at the NHL level and we expect him to be a big contributor to our team.”