|Written by Rich Dillon|
April 2013- Faksa returned to the Kitchener lineup March 1st, and finished the regular season with five points in the final 7 games. Radek then added six points in 10 playoff games before Kitchener was eliminated in the second round of the OHL playoffs. He's now with the Texas Stars, playing in the final two regular season games there. He had one assist and a minus-1 in those games. His role and playing time in the AHL playoffs are still to be determined. Rex Doty
February 2013 – He did not last long in Dallas Stars camp as they felt it was better to get the kids back to junior as quickly as possible. Faksa’s WJC performance was not overly strong to the Czech Republic, registering only a pair of assists. Upon returning to junior in January, he suffered a shoulder injury that threatens to hold him out a long while. Kitchener will need his presence if they expect to make noise in the playoffs. Jason Banks
October, 2012 - Faksa is the key centerpiece of the Kitchener Rangers’ offensive attack and without his seven points (8 games) the team’s awful scoring slump would be even more depressing. Faksa has yet to dominate on the score sheet but he brings the intangibles and complete game that provides value to any franchise at the OHL or NHL level. - Brendan Ross
July 2012 – Faksa has agreed to terms on a substantial (approximately 1.4 million) entry level deal. It would not be surprising if Faksa gets a long look and potentially a few NHL games to begin the season. It is unlikely that he will stick. He may have European eligibility to play in the AHL, but is more likely to continue getting used to North American ice in Kitchener of the OHL where he will be expected to control games and snipe at a high rate. From personal experience, when Faksa gets the puck on his stick, he commands attention, is very exciting to watch and you have to be careful not to blink or you will be looking for highlight on TV or YouTube. Jason Banks
March, 2012 – Radek Faksa is a towering pivot who routinely uses his quick release to fire hard, accurate wrist shots on net. A talented stickhandler but just a mediocre skater, the Kitchener Ranger may not possess the elite offensive skills necessary to become an upper echelon scorer at the professional level. He will likely spend the 2012-13 season in the OHL.
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|Last Updated on Wednesday, 24 April 2013 19:21|