Nedved Edges Closer to Edmonton; Tim Duncan Meets Vladislav Tretiak

Am I the only one who thinks the only reason Petr Nedved is about to re-sign with the Oilers is so the press will stop accusing him of being whipped by his supermodel wife?
Whatever the reason Nedved decided to abandon his stated wish of playing for an urban team (but confusingly ruling out the New York Rangers), it’s a great break for the Oilers. Nedved is streaky and often defensively lax, but when he’s on, he’s on. It’s nice to see a talented player coming to Edmonton instead of leaving.
And on a not-too-related note, the Register-News of who-knows-where has a relatively interesting piece comparing the 1980 Soviet hockey team to the current US Olympic basketball team. Basically, the moral of the story is dynasties grow complacent.