Vinny Prospal RUMORS & NEWS

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    Aaron Portzline @Aportzline

    #CBJ GM Jarmo Kekalainen said club has not extended a contract offer to RW Vinny Prospal; still mulling situation w respect to salary cap.

  • Prospal Returns To Czech

    Columbus Dispatch "Vinny Prospal is the latest Blue Jackets player to give up on waiting for an end to the NHL lockout. Prospal, 37, has signed and already played a game for Ceske Budejovice, his hometown team. The Blue Jackets now have five players dressing for clubs outside the organization. The others are..." October 30

  • Jackets' Prospal proved his worth, and somewhere a GM has some shoes to eat

    Columbus Dispatch "Theo Fleury, in his book Playing with Fire, writes that if he were an NHL general manager he would draft Canadian juniors exclusively because they "get it." Although the league is less Canada-centric than it was in the previous century, Fleury's line of thinking still runs on the edges of..." November 25

  • NHL: Prospal questions Jackets' hunger

    Columbus Dispatch "Darryl Sydor could be seen rocking, catatonically, in his dressing room stall. Sergei Fedorov used to shake his head at the back-room shenanigans and lowered expectations on the ice. For NHL veterans, pulling on a Blue Jackets jersey can be a rude awakening. Right winger Vinny Prospal is the..." October 21

  • Exuberance is part of Prospal's skill set

    Columbus Dispatch "As a child in the Czech Republic, Vinny Prospal watched with awe as the Russian Red Army hockey team breezed through games in Europe with surgical precision. "It's like it was their job to score five or six goals a game," Prospal said. But his awe was tempered by a certain sadness. Young..." October 02

  • Prospal doesn't like boos from Garden crowd

    New York Post "The Ranger who launched last night's stunning comeback just wishes the Garden faithful were a little more, well, faithful. Vinny Prospal was having none of the hoopla about the crowd's eruption giving the Rangers goosebumps after they came back from a three-goal hole to beat the Bruins 5-3 last..." April 05

  • Rangers roar back, Vinny Prospal ignites 5-3 comeback win over Boston Bruins at Garden

    New York Daily News "When the Rangers fell behind by three goals to the Boston Bruins Monday night, they were hearing it from the Garden crowd. By the time the night was over, it was impossible to hear anything over the delirious din. "That was unbelievable," said Michael Sauer, whose goal with 2:57 left in the..." April 05

  • Rangers forward Vinny Prospal may be hit hardest by season-long winless streak, hasn't played in win

    New York Daily News "Losing their last six games has taken an obvious mental toll on everyone in the Rangers' organization, but it might be hardest for Vinny Prospal. Not because the 35-year-old forward has been particularly to blame for the Rangers' woes, but because he still hasn't played in a victory this..." February 13

  • Prospal happy to be back on ice

    New York Post "The Rangers had lost the game, had been beaten for the first time in four games this season by the Devils, but when it ended 3-2 at the Garden, Vinny Prospal could not suppress a smile. And no one could blame him. For it wasn't so much that Prospal scored in his first game after missing the..." February 04

  • Vinny Prospal says he's nervous about returning for first game of season vs. Devils

    New York Daily News "Vinny Prospal has been in the NHL for 15 years, but he admitted Wednesday that he is "very nervous" about the thought of playing in his 950th career game. Thursday night's match against the Devils will mark the veteran forward's first appearance this season after missing the first 53 games..." February 03