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December 28, 2003
Monday at Tampa Bay, 4 p.m. PST -- Vaclav Prospal returns to Tampa, where he averaged 20 goals and 67 points the last two seasons. He is currently on a 15-goal, 43-point pace with the Ducks. Things aren't going so well for his ex-teammates, as Coach John Tortorella and star forward Vincent Lecavalier are feuding.
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February 12, 2004 | Chris Foster, Times Staff Writer
Vaclav Prospal spent a significant part of Wednesday evening with his arms raised in celebration. This has been a more common sight in the last month. Prospal, in danger of being considered among the dud free agents that signed last summer, continued to prosper, allowing the Mighty Ducks a reason to dream what may be an impossible dream, a run at the playoffs. A four-point game by Prospal got the Ducks a 5-3 victory over Phoenix in front of an announced 12,386 at the Arrowhead Pond.
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January 7, 2000 | Associated Press
Ottawa Senator center Vaclav Prospal escaped suspension Thursday for his ethnic slur against Montreal Canadien defenseman Patrice Brisebois, but must attend a diversity-training session. Prospal, who called Brisebois a "frog"--punctuated by an obscenity--in a Dec. 27 game, was told to come to New York to meet with NHL-appointed diversity trainer Zach Minor for further education and discussion regarding diversity-related issues.
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February 4, 2004 | Chris Foster, Times Staff Writer
In the world of silver linings where the Mighty Ducks live, they can be glad that the marquee players -- the two who were brought in last summer anyway -- have begun to produce. Vaclav Prospal, who signed a five-year, $16.5-million contract, has eight goals and 13 points in the last nine games. Sergei Fedorov, who signed a five-year, $40-million contract, has three goals and 12 points in his last six games. "We found our offense some," Prospal said.
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December 23, 2003 | Chris Foster
MIGHTY DUCKS: 2 GAMES Saturday, at Florida, 4:30 p.m., Channel 9 -- This begins a five-game, eight-day trip for the Ducks. Three-fourths of the players in last January's trade probably will miss the game. The Ducks' Sandis Ozolinsh and Florida's Matt Cullen and Pavel Trnka are out with injuries. That leaves the Ducks' Lance Ward as the only sound member of that trade. Monday, at Tampa Bay, 4 p.m.
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July 15, 2003 | Mike Bresnahan
Left wing Vaclav Prospal, the leading scorer for the Tampa Bay Lightning last season, is close to signing with either the Mighty Ducks or the Atlanta Thrashers, his agent said Monday. Prospal, an unrestricted free agent, has agreed to terms in principle with one of the two teams but has not finalized contract details, said Prospal's agent, Ritchie Winter, who declined to elaborate.
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October 18, 2003 | Chris Foster, Times Staff Writer
Mighty Duck forward Vaclav Prospal has few fond memories from his nearly three seasons playing for Ottawa. In fact, Prospal refers to his last season with the Senators as "the worst year of my life." Prospal, who signed a five-year, $16.5-million contract with the Ducks, played in Ottawa from midway through the 1997-98 season until midway through the 2000-01 season. His time there was marked by a feud with Coach Jacques Martin and a demand to be traded.
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February 4, 2004 | Chris Foster, Times Staff Writer
In the world of silver linings where the Mighty Ducks live, they can be glad that the marquee players -- the two who were brought in last summer anyway -- have begun to produce. Vaclav Prospal, who signed a five-year, $16.5-million contract, has eight goals and 13 points in the last nine games. Sergei Fedorov, who signed a five-year, $40-million contract, has three goals and 12 points in his last six games. "We found our offense some," Prospal said.
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November 14, 2003 | Helene Elliott, Times Staff Writer
Besides changing teams, conferences and time zones when he signed with the Mighty Ducks as a free agent last summer, winger Vaclav Prospal has had to adjust to a parade of linemates while Coach Mike Babcock searched for offensive sparks and defensive stability. The revolving door might finally have stopped for Prospal. He has played well the last week with fellow Czech Petr Sykora and Swedish center Samuel Pahlsson, and the trio has helped boost the Ducks into the top eight in the West.
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December 29, 2003 | Chris Foster, Times Staff Writer
Mighty Duck forward Craig Johnson offered this scouting report for teammate Vaclav Prospal's return to Tampa tonight. "You know his nickname here was 'Lou,' " Johnson said. "It was 'Lou' Prospal. So if you hear something that sounds like boos, it's not. They'll be saying 'Looooou.' " Prospal, sitting near Johnson in the Ducks' dressing room at the time, laughed. An upbeat moment in what has been a downtrodden season. Prospal tonight faces the Tampa Bay Lightning, the team he left to sign a five-year, $16.5-million contract with the Ducks.
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December 29, 2003 | Chris Foster, Times Staff Writer
Mighty Duck forward Craig Johnson offered this scouting report for teammate Vaclav Prospal's return to Tampa tonight. "You know his nickname here was 'Lou,' " Johnson said. "It was 'Lou' Prospal. So if you hear something that sounds like boos, it's not. They'll be saying 'Looooou.' " Prospal, sitting near Johnson in the Ducks' dressing room at the time, laughed. An upbeat moment in what has been a downtrodden season. Prospal tonight faces the Tampa Bay Lightning, the team he left to sign a five-year, $16.5-million contract with the Ducks.
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December 28, 2003
Monday at Tampa Bay, 4 p.m. PST -- Vaclav Prospal returns to Tampa, where he averaged 20 goals and 67 points the last two seasons. He is currently on a 15-goal, 43-point pace with the Ducks. Things aren't going so well for his ex-teammates, as Coach John Tortorella and star forward Vincent Lecavalier are feuding.
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December 23, 2003 | Chris Foster
MIGHTY DUCKS: 2 GAMES Saturday, at Florida, 4:30 p.m., Channel 9 -- This begins a five-game, eight-day trip for the Ducks. Three-fourths of the players in last January's trade probably will miss the game. The Ducks' Sandis Ozolinsh and Florida's Matt Cullen and Pavel Trnka are out with injuries. That leaves the Ducks' Lance Ward as the only sound member of that trade. Monday, at Tampa Bay, 4 p.m.
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November 14, 2003 | Helene Elliott, Times Staff Writer
Besides changing teams, conferences and time zones when he signed with the Mighty Ducks as a free agent last summer, winger Vaclav Prospal has had to adjust to a parade of linemates while Coach Mike Babcock searched for offensive sparks and defensive stability. The revolving door might finally have stopped for Prospal. He has played well the last week with fellow Czech Petr Sykora and Swedish center Samuel Pahlsson, and the trio has helped boost the Ducks into the top eight in the West.
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October 18, 2003 | Chris Foster, Times Staff Writer
Mighty Duck forward Vaclav Prospal has few fond memories from his nearly three seasons playing for Ottawa. In fact, Prospal refers to his last season with the Senators as "the worst year of my life." Prospal, who signed a five-year, $16.5-million contract with the Ducks, played in Ottawa from midway through the 1997-98 season until midway through the 2000-01 season. His time there was marked by a feud with Coach Jacques Martin and a demand to be traded.
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July 15, 2003 | Mike Bresnahan
Left wing Vaclav Prospal, the leading scorer for the Tampa Bay Lightning last season, is close to signing with either the Mighty Ducks or the Atlanta Thrashers, his agent said Monday. Prospal, an unrestricted free agent, has agreed to terms in principle with one of the two teams but has not finalized contract details, said Prospal's agent, Ritchie Winter, who declined to elaborate.
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February 12, 2004 | Chris Foster, Times Staff Writer
Vaclav Prospal spent a significant part of Wednesday evening with his arms raised in celebration. This has been a more common sight in the last month. Prospal, in danger of being considered among the dud free agents that signed last summer, continued to prosper, allowing the Mighty Ducks a reason to dream what may be an impossible dream, a run at the playoffs. A four-point game by Prospal got the Ducks a 5-3 victory over Phoenix in front of an announced 12,386 at the Arrowhead Pond.
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December 22, 2003 | Chris Foster, Times Staff Writer
The suspects were usual. Running through a list -- a short one -- of who played well, Mighty Duck Coach Mike Babcock said: "I thought Dan Bylsma grinded it hard. I thought [Samuel] Pahlsson has been real good. We're getting contributions from some of those guys." Missing from that roll call were some hefty names, including Sergei Fedorov and Vaclav Prospal. "You win together, you lose together," Babcock said. * The news on injured Duck defenseman Sandis Ozolinsh was ambiguous Sunday.
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January 7, 2000 | Associated Press
Ottawa Senator center Vaclav Prospal escaped suspension Thursday for his ethnic slur against Montreal Canadien defenseman Patrice Brisebois, but must attend a diversity-training session. Prospal, who called Brisebois a "frog"--punctuated by an obscenity--in a Dec. 27 game, was told to come to New York to meet with NHL-appointed diversity trainer Zach Minor for further education and discussion regarding diversity-related issues.
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