Jindrich ‘Henry’ Pacl

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League
Games Played – 16 / SVS% – .885 / GAA – 3.62
Challenge Cup
Games Played – 5 / SVS% – .904 / GAA – 2.90
Continental Cup
Games Played – 5 / SVS% – .916 / GAA – 2.10

Paul Balm
Henry was OK but that’s about it. Yes, he showed lots of heart and clearly enjoyed winning games but he never looked like he could go out and win a game for you like Miika can.

Jono Bullard
This probably won’t make me popular but I didn’t really rate Pacl that much. Clearly being a youngster he still has a a lot to learn but he never filled me with much confidence when he played. However his enthusiasm and joy at winning showed his commitment, but for me you need to have faith in a netminder and I didn’t. Sorry!

Andy Haywood
Average young import netminder. Could have a fairly decent career ahead of him, or could end up in Czech 3 again. At 22 the decision is certainly his, but he needs game time, and I’d like to think we wouldn’t be able to give it to him.

Antoine Marie-Jeanne
Likeable character and does a decent job as back-up. Young, so is always learning. IMO would benefit most from a permanent goalie coach as part of the back-room setup.

Adam Reddish
A bit of a showman, and some promise as a young netminder, but seemed to let the spotlight and crowd adulation sometimes affect him, losing focus as a result. Steady, but no more.

Tina Taylor
Henry Pacl, happiest man on the Panthers team, an infectious enthusiasm and the potential to be a good netminder but I think being our backup this season has been about right. With the import limit coming back down we perhaps won’t have the luxury of an import backup next season and the Panthers will have a decision to make on how to proceed with the most important position on the ice.
I wish Henry the best of luck in his career, perhaps we’ll see him down the line somewhere.

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