|Written by Russ Bitely|
April 2013 – With the house cleaning in Calgary at the trade deadline, Horak became a large benefactor as he gets a secure roster spot the rest of the year. He should log solid minutes for the rest of the year as Calgary makes an assessment on what they need in the off season and with the upgrade in minutes, you should see modest production. Jason Banks
January 2013 – Horak failed in his bid to make the Flames due to the additions of Sven Baertschi and Roman Cervenka to the equation in Calgary. He must now wait for injuries to happen for him to see his next recall. Jason Banks
January 2013 – Horak’s offensive numbers have grown overall at the AHL level this season, but more should be expected from a player who was solid in 61 NHL games last season compiling 11 points. He does have 14 goals in 32 games (only 4 in his last 23 games) and is given development time in all game situations. Jason Banks
March 2012 – Horak is a native of the Czech Republic who played the last two seasons in the WHL for Chilliwack Bruins. He possesses a great offensive talent who takes advantage the open ice on the power-play and the penalty kill. He is a player with good puck skills who has been displaying his talents with Calgary for the majority of the season. Just seven games in the AHL, but he will need to develop greater strength and a more rounded defensive game if he hopes to stay in the NHL.
Fantasy Outlook: C+
Horak is an offensive play maker but will need to bulk up to thrive on an NHL scoring line.
Roman Horak scoring his first career NHL goal on 10/26/2011 for the Calgary Flames.
Fantasy Prospects Report Notes (Any FPR's released in the last 18 months will not be listed here):
2009 Fantasy Prospects Report:
Pros: Silky, explosive skater can generate plenty of speed in a couple of steps. Possesses considerable one-on-one ability, toying with opponents at times in Czech junior with amazing dekes. Exudes confidence in the offensive zone and can create his own time and space. Cons: Failed to perform when facing tighter defenses; at the U18s, he had just three points. Can be a world-class puck hog. Often hangs at the edge of the action in the defensive zone; at times, would be literally two steps from a puck-carrier and refused to engage.
Comparison: Pavol Demitra
Years Away: 3+
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|Last Updated on Tuesday, 09 April 2013 09:30|