Vinny Prospal LW CLS 9 Months
The Columbus Blue Jackets are still considering re-signing UFA Vaclav Prospal.
Prospal wants to re-sign with the Blue Jackets and with newly signed Nathan Horton out of action until December at the earliest because of upcoming shoulder surgery, the team will need some help with their top-six forwards. Prospal had 12 goals and 30 points in 48 games with the Blue Jackets in 2013 which translates into a 51 point season over a full 82 game schedule. Stay tuned.
Vinny Prospal LW CLS 10 Months
Vaclav Prospal wants to re-sign with the Blue Jackets.
Prospal is scheduled to become an unrestricted free agent this ummer. "I want the public and the fans to know I'm not shutting the door on anything," Prospal said. "I want to come back. I want to be part of this team, especially after the way we played after the start. We've really turned a corner and I can see where this is going. It's going to be good here." That being said, the Blue Jackets are still weighing their options. Prospal had 12 goals and 30 points in 48 games this season.
Vinny Prospal LW CLS 11 Months
Columbus Blue Jackets GM Jarmo Kekalainen hasn't made a decision on whether to pursue pending unrestricted free agent Vaclav Prospal.
Kekalainen did add that he's very satisfied with Prospal's performance this season. "He made a big contribution," Kekalainen said. "He always scores. I've seen him since he was a young kid. You always wonder how he does it, but every year he does it. He scores goals and has assists and contributes that way. He's had a great career, and I have a lot of respect for his career and the way he played this year." Prospal had 12 goals and 30 points in 48 games.
Vinny Prospal LW CLS 12 Months
Vaclav Prospal is the Columbus Blue Jackets nominee for the Bill Masterton Trophy.
The trophy is awarded to the NHL player who best exemplifies the qualities of perseverance, sportsmanship and dedication to hockey. "Vinny has helped us (coaches) out in a lot of ways," coach Todd Richards said. "It's his preparedness. It's his professionalism. It's his passion. He brings it all to the table, and he has for a long time now. He's a guy who knows how to have fun. He makes the work fun, and the guys feed off that. But he's also a guy who knows when it's time to get busy and get to work, and the guys see that, too." Prospal will become a UFA at the end of the season but does want to return to the Blue Jackets. Prospal has 12 goals and 29 points in 46 games this season.
Vinny Prospal LW CLS Apr 14 '13
Vaclav Prospal had a goal and an assist on Saturday.
Prospal is now on a three-game point streak. With 11 goals and 26 points in 42 games, Prospal isn't exactly having a great season by his standards, but he might still finish the campaign on a strong note as the Blue Jackets compete for one of the final playoffs spots.
Vinny Prospal LW CLS Mar 30 '13
Vaclav Prospal scored a goal and added an assist to pace the Blue Jackets to a 6-4 victory over the Flames Friday night.
The 15-year veteran now has 20 points in 35 games. R.J. Umberger, Marke Letestu and Atrem Anisimov all registered two points in the win.
Vinny Prospal LW CLS Mar 21 '13
The Columbus Blue Jackets are riding high on an 11-game point streak heading into Friday's game against the Calgary Flames and Stanley Cup playoffs are in reach after a three-year hiatus, and Vaclav (Vinny) Prospal says it's because the team has finally learned how to win.
"What drives an individual is to prove people wrong," Prospal said. "This is something that is awesome right now. You see us every day in practice. You see us after games. You see how different it is compared to last year. For us as an organization, we're finally learning how to win, how to play meaningful games down the stretch in the second half of a season. With all due respect to some of the players who were here prior, that wasn't always the case."
Vinny Prospal LW CLS Mar 19 '13
Vaclav Prospal earned an assist on three of Columbus' four goals in a 4-3 win over Nashville Tuesday.
He has 18 points in 30 games this season. Jack Johnson earned two helpers in the contest, while Mark Letestu had a goal and an assist. Derick Brassard recorded the game-winning goal.
Vinny Prospal LW CLS Mar 10 '13
Blue Jackets coach was not pleased with the actions of Vinny Prospal towards the end of Saturday's 3-0 win over Detroit.
With time winding down in the game, Prospal motioned to Detroit forward Justin Abdelkader to have a look at the scoreboard, an act for which he was assessed a 10-minute misconduct as well as a talking-to from his head coach. "I didn't like it," Richards said. "We're not about that." The issue was reportedly discussed amongst the team after the victory, but fantasy owners in rotisserie formats aren't exactly upset about the bonus 10 PIM racked up by Prospal.
Vinny Prospal LW CLS Mar 05 '13
Vaclav Prospal notched a goal and an assist in Columbus' 4-3 shootout win over Edmonton Tuesday.
Prospal has recorded at least one point in four straight games. He has three goals and two assists during that time to give him 14 points in 23 contests this season. Artem Anisimov and Mark Letestu scored in the shootout to give the Jackets the win.