Translations by Tomas Jandik
Hlinka Interview - MF Dnes - 12-Jul-01
Were you in touch with Patrick before the trade? Did he talk to you about it?
No, I wasnít, I did not know anything about the trade. Iíll call him today and we will discuss everything. Naturally I regret Jardaís departure. But thatís business.
Were you surprised that you would lose Kucera as well?
Yes, thatís new to me, too, I still have to get some information about it.
Will the Washington team suit Jagr?
The team is definitely not bad, but a lot will depend on his new teammates.
The media in Pittsburgh claim that the trade is disadvantageous for the Penguins. Two experienced players leave, just three youngsters are arrivingÖ
I donít know much about those guys yet, I have to look at them first. But Craig Patrick is a very experienced manager, and he wouldnít get involved in any risky business.
There will be a new Czech player on the roster. Do you know Michel Sivek?
I had been gone for a year and half, so I donít know him that well. Obviously, I heard about him, but any evaluation is premature.
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