Hat trick for Pens prospect !

The_Wiz
09-26-2003, 05:47 PM
Konstantine Koltsov got a hat trick tonight !

Everyone agrees he can skate like the wind, but i heard he had hands of stone ?

Thought / opinions on this guy ? Is he for real ?

#37-#93-#27*
09-26-2003, 05:51 PM
What you said. :)

He might be faster then wind though. :rolly:

Hitman*
09-26-2003, 06:14 PM
Playing with Mario could turn those hands from stone to down.

I think they'll make a scary duo, defenders may need to hang back a little.

Don'tcry4mejanhrdina
09-26-2003, 06:17 PM
He has got a good shot and good hands, but he plays at top speed and skates so quickly that he doesn't have time to convert. But he is starting to learn how to harness his speed.

Big McLargehuge
09-26-2003, 06:25 PM
Reports throughout camp, and pre-season games so far, is that his hands have improved greatly.

And with his speed and defensive ability, he's looking like the triple threat that he...well never was thought to be.

He's played 2 NHL games and he's already exceeding all expectations as it stands. Koltsov is my second favorite prospect(behind only Fleury) so this makes me really, really happy. :yo:

He definitely has the team made, and with tonight's performance may have Lemieux's left wing locked up.

Jacob
09-26-2003, 09:37 PM
Koltsov has been touted as a guy that will give you everything but goals, so this game was certainly a nice surprise.

Jacob
09-26-2003, 09:57 PM
http://pittsburghpenguins.com/multimedia/files/092603-Koltsovgoal3a.rm

That goal is a beauty right there.

Evilo
09-26-2003, 11:09 PM
LMAO!
And all the guys saying he had hands of stone, saying he couldn't score to save his life....
I hope he carries on these "hands of stone" all through the season....

#37-#93-#27*
09-26-2003, 11:11 PM
LMAO!
And all the guys saying he had hands of stone, saying he couldn't score to save his life....
I hope he carries on these "hands of stone" all through the season....
Steve McKenna has scored before. I have better hands then him.

#37-#93-#27*
09-26-2003, 11:12 PM
http://pittsburghpenguins.com/multimedia/files/092603-Koltsovgoal3a.rm

That goal is a beauty right there.
Wow look at that speed. I just remembered Fata is also on that team. Any chance that those two will play together?

Evilo
09-27-2003, 12:19 AM
A hattrick?
Have you eer scored a hattrick on NHL goalies with laser wrist shots?
Ok was just wondering...

What would be incredible is a line of Koltsov, Fata and Straka.
One of the fastest lines ever.

#37-#93-#27*
09-27-2003, 12:24 AM
A hattrick?
Have you eer scored a hattrick on NHL goalies with laser wrist shots?
Ok was just wondering...

What would be incredible is a line of Koltsov, Fata and Straka.
One of the fastest lines ever.
Yes I have.

paul99
09-27-2003, 01:11 AM
Yes I have.

Congratulations! You must have a reasonable fund retirement. Some day, you should be nice and offer us a drink while discussing your career.

Brock
09-27-2003, 04:38 AM
LMAO!
And all the guys saying he had hands of stone, saying he couldn't score to save his life....
I hope he carries on these "hands of stone" all through the season....

Simmer down, It's the preseason, it means next to nothing in terms of trying to determine the success of one players season.

Regardless of whether he has scored three goals tonight, he's been impressive for the duration of camp and to me that is a better sign than this game.

Hopefully he establishes himself into the NHL this year, he certainly has the intangibles.

But one preseason game is not a good indicator, I'm sorry. Matt Foy had a better game then Koltsov this exhibition season with 2 goals and 2 assists. Is he going to continue that this year? It could happen, but I'm not gonna bet anything on it. What about Mr. Justin Papineau and his 5 goal performance last year? More goals than he scored the entire NHL season.

tom_servo
09-27-2003, 05:05 AM
Let's remember that KK played with Lemieux and Straka last night. ;)

That third goal was pretty sweet, though.

Evilo
09-27-2003, 05:15 AM
Simmer down, It's the preseason, it means next to nothing in terms of trying to determine the success of one players season.

Regardless of whether he has scored three goals tonight, he's been impressive for the duration of camp and to me that is a better sign than this game.

Hopefully he establishes himself into the NHL this year, he certainly has the intangibles.

But one preseason game is not a good indicator, I'm sorry. Matt Foy had a better game then Koltsov this exhibition season with 2 goals and 2 assists. Is he going to continue that this year? It could happen, but I'm not gonna bet anything on it. What about Mr. Justin Papineau and his 5 goal performance last year? More goals than he scored the entire NHL season.
I agree.
But I can't help but be excited.
He's been great all preseason... and that's is good news...

tom_servo
09-27-2003, 05:18 AM
That much is true. Koltsov will probably find himself on the opening night roster. He's gotten praise all preseason.

Koltsov71
09-27-2003, 05:33 AM
Good to see my favorite player in the Western Hemisphere doing well. He's done everything humanly possibile to make the team, which I think he will.

SneakerPimp82
09-27-2003, 09:13 AM
Where will Aleksey Morozov be playing then? Any idea on who his linemates will be?

IGM
09-27-2003, 09:28 AM
Alright! Now the Pens have the next Mario AND the next Roy on their team! Both will stay with the big club and lead them to the cup! Wooohoo! The pre season is the perfect measuring stick to determine who is going to be a star in the NHL by the way.

Don'tcry4mejanhrdina
09-27-2003, 09:32 AM
Morozov plays very good with Lemieux, so it would be smart to play him with Mario. I think they should try a line of Koltsov-Mario-Morozov, and have Straka on the second line to try to spread out the scoring (which will be very difficult because the pens won't score too many goals.

tom_servo
09-27-2003, 09:34 AM
Alright! Now the Pens have the next Mario AND the next Roy on their team! Both will stay with the big club and lead them to the cup! Wooohoo! The pre season is the perfect measuring stick to determine who is going to be a star in the NHL by the way.

You need to work on your subtlety.

Absolut
09-27-2003, 09:35 AM
Alright! Now the Pens have the next Mario AND the next Roy on their team! Both will stay with the big club and lead them to the cup! Wooohoo! The pre season is the perfect measuring stick to determine who is going to be a star in the NHL by the way.
:rolleyes: :rolleyes: :rolleyes:

Yup, lets make fun of the Pens fans for getting excited. It'd be so much better for all of us (and the NHL) if they were depressed and disinterested. Those dummies... Trying to enjoy hockey a little bit.

SmokeyClause
09-27-2003, 09:35 AM
Let's remember that KK played with Lemieux and Straka last night. ;)

That third goal was pretty sweet, though.

I'm thinking Denis is wishing he had just skated 15 feet and smothered it. That goal wouldn't have happened against Vokoun. Vokoun goes crazy when there is a loose puck within a hundred feet of him :D

Don'tcry4mejanhrdina
09-27-2003, 09:36 AM
Nobody said Koltsov was going to be a star (well at least I didn't), and we all know it is just the preseason, but Koltsov has had trouble scoring in the past, so I can see why people are excited to see him score some goals to go along with good defensive play. All this means is that he is making a strong bid for a roster spot, and many pens fans would like to see him make the team.

tom_servo
09-27-2003, 09:43 AM
:rolleyes: :rolleyes: :rolleyes:

Yup, lets make fun of the Pens fans for getting excited. It'd be so much better for all of us (and the NHL) if they were depressed and disinterested. Those dummies... Trying to enjoy hockey a little bit.

Hey, great post.

#37-#93-#27*
09-27-2003, 10:00 AM
I agree.
But I can't help but be excited.
He's been great all preseason... and that's is good news...
Jamie Lundmark had 7 goals in 5 games last preseason. Though to be fair, he was playing with Holik on our second line and was moved to the fourth line with no PP time once the season started.

I am not trying to bring down Koltsov, just want to put preseason into perspective. I am also excited to see how he performs this season.

tom_servo
09-27-2003, 10:03 AM
I'm always of the opinion that it never hurts to get excited for your team. Koltsov could score 5 goals the entire season. It's not going to kill us.

JasonMacIsaac
09-27-2003, 10:25 AM
Pittsburgh should just start sticking rookies with Mario and after they get 10 points in 10 games trade them for something better.

Evilo
09-27-2003, 11:01 AM
Pittsburgh should just start sticking rookies with Mario and after they get 10 points in 10 games trade them for something better.
:rolleyes:

DJ Spinoza
09-27-2003, 12:44 PM
Ignoring the Penguin jokes (which are somewhat amusing, but not that inventive), Koltsov as Jacobv2 said is not a touted goal scorer.

He has looked entirely different this year though, and has a secure spot on the team right now. We'll see what happens from there.

I guess we should refrain from making any Penguin posts, because apparently, every Penguin prospect is highly overrated.:rolleyes:

#37-#93-#27*
09-28-2003, 09:17 AM
Well, overrated by every Pens fan.
A prospect being overrated by their fans. Shocking.

What team do you root for?

DJ Spinoza
09-28-2003, 09:20 AM
I made that comment because both threads started on Penguins players have been frowned upon.

In any event, the Pens have a good depth of young players, no matter what anyone says.

JDB3939
09-28-2003, 09:35 AM
Jamie Lundmark had 7 goals in 5 games last preseason. Though to be fair, he was playing with Holik on our second line and was moved to the fourth line with no PP time once the season started.

I am not trying to bring down Koltsov, just want to put preseason into perspective. I am also excited to see how he performs this season.

As a Pens fan, I fully understand what you are saying. Kobasew had a killer preseason a few years ago too(or was it last year?). I'm trying to keep perspective here. Not be pessimistic, but reasonable.

For Pens fans though, none of our prospects have shined like this in preseason for us in years. So we get a little bit pumped up when a guy with "hands of stone" scores 3 goals, none of which were Lemieux "gimmes". Koltsov scored his goals because of his speed and ability. It wasn't one of those "keep your stick on the ice and Mario will bank it off you in the net" situations.