P.S. Vojtech, defensive warrior. I like him already...
NJ.com- The Devils Monday signed free agent defenseman Vojtech Mozik to a two-year entry-level contract.
If Mozik played in the NHL, his salary for the next two seasons would be $667,500 and $692,500.
Mozik, 22, spent the previous three seasons with Plzen (Czech Republic) and was a member of that club's 2012-13 league championship squad. Last season, he led all defensemen in the Czech Extraliga with a career-high 10 goals. Mozik also established career highs with 19 assists, 29 points and 94 penalty minutes in 2014-15.
New General Manager. New Head Coach. New system of winning. Sign me up. First it was a slick skating winger that was defecting from the KHL (no, not that one), and now it's a heavy shooting Czech defenseman. I got to say, I'm on board. Fuck all these proven NHL players. You already know what you are getting out of them, and you are undoubtedly paying too much to get it. Give me minimum salaried players that have limited highlight videos. The easiest way to maintain an optimistic viewpoint is to show me nothing to the contrary. As far as I am concerned they are the two shiniest diamonds in rough. The most spectacular gems ever to be unearthed. The less I know about these guys the better. I don't even want to know what they look like. They are the next Pavel Datsyuk and Roman Hamrlik until proven otherwise. Two key cogs in next year's Stanley Cup run.
Based entirely off a pixelated video of Vojtech Mozik taking 3 different slap shots over and over I feel comfortable saying that Eric Gelinas is expendable for some scoring relief up front. Based on one 10 second video of Sergey Kalinin skating end to end and scoring I can say that he is without a doubt the next Ilya Kovalcyuk. After all, glorified, selective video highlights never lie. Free agency hasn't even started yet and the Devils have already given us two players to become irrationally excited and inevitably disappointed by. Is it October yet?!?!