‘”Yes it’s true, we have agreed,” confirmed Vaneks Europe manager Herwig Straka the rumors. “Thomas will play during the NHL lockout for the 99ers.” All financial question mark how little the insurance premium has been eliminated. Was made possible by the most spectacular hockey deal in the history of Austria, the Styrian way Jerich.
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‘In Krefeld Ehrhoff does play for free, but the club has to pay the insured amount. The amounts to EUR 25 000 per month. Because the club is not very financially well-to-do, a fund-raising from the fans has been initiated. A band in the stadium can write his name from 20 euro in favor of the return Ehrhoffs. The first name: Penguins defenseman Richard Pavlikovsky. There is also a collection with Ehrhoff jerseys and shirts.’
‘”Vanek is seen playing in Graz for the Austrian sport, and in particular the Hockey Sports, a special event. We are delighted that he has decided to join us, “says the President of the Moser Medical Graz99ers KR Mag Jochen Pildner-Steinburg.’
‘“I’ll use this as an advantage to keep playing and as a jump-start,” said Hodgson, who had a stellar junior career with the OHL’s Brampton Battalion. “Look at the other guys who did that in the last lockout. I’ve got to take advantage of the time I’m given here to play.”’