Although the last basic part did not work out so much in terms of points, Radek Faksa has a great reputation in hockey NHL. His five-year contract evokes widespread enthusiasm in Dallas.
The Czech center now has an average income of $ 3.25 million per year (approximately 75 million crowns). In addition, it has been protected for the last four years by a limited non-replaceability clause. He chooses five clubs where he does not want to be traded.
Only a handful of Czechs play in the NHL with better conditions. The fact is not extra productive. Last season, he finished 14th among compatriots. Collected 20 points (9 + 11) in 66 matches.
In Dallas, however, a relatively lucrative contract for the 26-year-old striker is applauded. She is incredible, amazing, team friendly. This is usually described by a community of 25,000 Stars fans social networks.
The general manager of the club, Jim Nill, also closed a very advantageous deal, according to the daily The Dallas Morning News.
If Faksa nodded only at the annual cooperation and did not ruin the season, he would, like many players, head to the desired free market, where more ostentatious offers usually fall. Instead, at the best age, he signed up for Dallas for another five years and at a friendly price. He was impressed.
“I was choosing between two options – a three-year and a five-year contract,” Faksa said. “I chose the five-year-old because I really don’t want to deal with it again at any moment. Now I just want to play hockey, that’s why I chose the longer contract. I’m happy that Dallas offered me such a contract, it shows that in The club trusts my work and appreciates what I do for them. I will be very happy to be a Dallas Stars player forever. “
And why is an annual salary of more than three million considered so friendly to the Stars?
Metrákový Faksa does a job that the numbers do not express so well. Black work. In recent years, he has been in the line between Canadians Andrew Coglian and Blake Comeau. He often guards the opponent’s most dangerous opponents, which ideally decimates with a tight defense and play into the body. For bulls, the coach’s first choice is right after the star Tyler Seguin.
Thanks to many duties, he spends about 16 minutes on the ice on average, making him the fifth busiest striker in Dallas. He usually goes to overpowers and weakeners. Of the Czechs, only Tomáš Hertl, Pavel Zacha and Ondřej Palát are similarly universal.
“Radek adds a combination of size, speed and hardness to our team,” said manager Nill. “A lot will happen, often against the opponent’s best players. We’re excited to be here with us for another five seasons because it’s an important part of the Stars culture.”
The fact that Dallas drafted eight years ago as a total of thirteen just pays off for weaker productivity. It separates him from the place in the first two lines.
Although he can create a game, so far he has achieved a maximum of “only” 17 goals and 33 points. If he improves, he could think of the Selke Trophy for the league’s best defending (and scoring) forward.
Last year, he finished 24th in the press poll, a year earlier he was even seventh. Only two Czechs did better. Eleven years ago, David Krejčí finished in sixth place and Bobby Holík was even ranked fifth in the late 1990s.
Can Faksa still beat their success?
He currently holds a different primacy among Czech players. None of them has a guaranteed income for so long in advance, ie until 2025.