"They are playing an NHL team and they are definitely motivated and ready to play. For us, it makes for a great opponent. No one should think it is going to be easy because they got that extra motivation that makes them hard to play against." -- Claude Julien
The NHL team travels Tuesday to Liberec to play the White Tigers in their final exhibition game before the 2010 Compuware NHL Premiere series against Phoenix this weekend.
The Liberec fans are famous for creating a "White Hell" -- dressing in white, waving white towels and screaming throughout the match -- that is legendary across the Czech elite circuit.
Boston center David Krejci, who played his junior hockey in the Czech Republic, knows all about Liberec's reputation.