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Stastny the soccer fan

Stastny the soccer fanAfter arriving in Munich to join his new hockey team Red Bulls Munich during the lockout, Stastny revealed his plans in Germany.

After arriving in Munich to join his new hockey team Red Bulls Munich during the lockout, Paul Stastny  revealed his plans in Germany. Being a huge soccer fan, the new superstar in Munich said that he definitely wants to attend to at least one game of the local soccer team FC Bayern Munich.

The number 26 of the Colorado Avalanche landed in Munich on Friday morning in Munich at the Franz Josef Strauß airport in time and jumped on another plane from Munich to Hannover to catch the away game of his new club in the north of Germany. During the flight, he read books of one of his favourite writers Dan Brown: " I love his stories. I like this stlye of entertaining books with a historical background.....I like this way of being entertained and learning at the same time something about history", he told the german newspaper Abendzeitung München.

Besides his reading habits, Stastny made clear that he wanted to play in a beautiful city, with a competitive team together with some people he knows. This is the case with the other NHL-star from the Munich hockey team, Blake Wheeler. Stastny has had a regular short messaging contact with Blake to get some information about the EH Red Bulls Munich team. Stastny and Wheeler played together for the US national team for a few times and are good friends. Furthermore, both players share one and the same agent, which made it easy for Munich's general manager. Although Munich's main sponsor from Austria, Red Bull, is definitely capable to afford numerous NHL stars for their teams, the salary and insurance fee for Wheeler and Stastny are settled from the side sponsor - a car rental company.

Coming back to Stastny's wish to play in a beatiful city, Paul made clear "that you definitely have to feel like a winner in this city. Especially when you are a huge soccer fan". He insisted that he definitely has to see a soccer game of FC Bayern Munich in the Champions league - a European soccer tournament, where Europe's best soccer teams are competing for a trophy. "I have to see Schweinsteiger and also Lahm", Stastny said. 

Hopefully, Stastny finds some time in Munich to see one of the best European soccer teams competing in the champions league besides playing hockey. Whereas Stastny ususally wears number 26 in Colorado, he will wear number 11 in Munich as number 26 is already worn by the player Brent Aubin.

Norbert Gruber, Austria,
19/11/2012 - 17:00


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