'Kotalik's lifelong dream was to play for his country in the Olympics and it could have easily been said that he was heart broken that he wasn't selected in December despite putting up numbers far greater than those players selected for the Czech team. However, Kotalik's dream will come true because of an injury. New Jersey Devils forward Patrik Elias has been ruled out for the duration of the Olympic Games after suffering bruised ribs from a crosscheck during the team's opening game against Germany.'
Kotalik Is Going To Torino
February 17, 2006 Submitted by