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TmlHockeyFan 01-19-2013 09:38 PM

Mike Kostka Discussion Thread
 
Late blooming prospect?

He had the second most minutes after Phaneuf. Carlyle seems to really like him. He played well today also. I don't see him going back down to the Marlies once Gardiner comes back if this keeps up.

I understand this is one game but hopefully he can stay consistent.

cup67 01-19-2013 09:39 PM

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Originally Posted by TmlHockeyFan (Post 57906991)
Late blooming prospect?

He had the second most minutes after Phaneuf. Carlyle seems to really like him. He played well today also. I don't see him going back down to the Marlies once Gardiner comes back if this keeps up.

now we can trade gardiner for luongo

TmlHockeyFan 01-19-2013 09:40 PM

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Originally Posted by cup67 (Post 57907115)
now we can trade gardiner for luongo

No...

thewave 01-19-2013 09:42 PM

Need to see him 20 games or so. Had a good game

cup67 01-19-2013 09:42 PM

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Originally Posted by TmlHockeyFan (Post 57907179)
No...

just kidding ;)

Hyperglide 01-19-2013 09:43 PM

Looked pretty good to me out there. Didn't look phased at all. Need to see how he does over a 15 game sample for me to get a better idea of what he is but he looked good tonight.

Rare Jewel 01-19-2013 09:44 PM

I've liked him all season with the Marlies. Hope he sticks cause he's a smart player.

Has a bullet of a shot that we didn't see much of tonight, But perhaps soon.

Flowzak 01-19-2013 09:44 PM

He's on the slower side (almost like Franson slow), but he seems very defensively sound and didn't look out of place (at least compared to what I would have assumed). One game is too small a sample size but he can be a serviceable 2nd pairing guy if he keeps this up.

crump 01-19-2013 09:45 PM

He was very good tonight. Has to keep it up though. Will see how he does facing some higher octane offense against Capitals and Bruins. The Sabres look like at tougher matchup than the Habs.

Grant 01-19-2013 09:48 PM

Kostka is already game ready, he has been playing a lot in the AHL all year. Many players haven't played in months. Going to have to wait and see how he plays once everyone has their game legs back.

thewave 01-19-2013 09:48 PM

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Originally Posted by Flowzak (Post 57907715)
He's on the slower side (almost like Franson slow), but he seems very defensively sound and didn't look out of place (at least compared to what I would have assumed). One game is too small a sample size but he can be a serviceable 2nd pairing guy if he keeps this up.

Don't need to be all speed to be a good defensive d. Positional play is key reading play etc

smitty10 01-19-2013 09:48 PM

I found him to be slow and to make some very minor-league looking plays with the puck. He should correct those with time, but I wasn't as big of a fan as everyone else seems to be. His defensive play was a positive though. I thought he looked very average for the amount of time that he got. The commentators however seem to have felt otherwise.

He's from my hometown (Ajax) so I'm very happy for him, however I wasn't completely blown away with his play. He was very average while playing inflated minutes, IMO.

Phion Keneuf 01-19-2013 09:52 PM

He played great, may be a little bit too slow, but his playing style helped cope with it. He's smart with the puck, good defensively, and has some nice offensive abilities

darty 01-19-2013 09:57 PM

Like others have said, he's slow. It'll be interesting to see how he's doing when everyone in the league is up to speed. Let's be honest the speed of tonight's game was closer to AHL speed.

Don't get me wrong though, I thought he did a great job and exactly what we needed him to do. He's earned a chance to prove himself.

smitty10 01-19-2013 09:59 PM

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Originally Posted by darty (Post 57909507)
Like others have said, he's slow. It'll be interesting to see how he's doing when everyone in the league is up to speed. Let's be honest the speed of tonight's game was closer to AHL speed.

It was about AHL preseason speed for the most part. It seems most teams are pretty slow right now. They should have their legs in a week or 2.

Phion Keneuf 01-19-2013 10:00 PM

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Originally Posted by smitty10 (Post 57909651)
It was about AHL preseason speed for the most part. It seems most teams are pretty slow right now. They should have their legs in a week or 2.

Hopefully Gards will be back by then so it's all good

Flowzak 01-19-2013 10:00 PM

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Originally Posted by smitty10 (Post 57909651)
It was about AHL preseason speed for the most part. It seems most teams are pretty slow right now. They should have their legs in a week or 2.

Pretty much. Kessel looked like he was moving at the speed of sound against those guys. :laugh:

HOTD 01-19-2013 10:08 PM

Great positional play, smart, poise,d smooth skater, and a GREAT first pass.

JackJ 01-19-2013 10:13 PM

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Originally Posted by TmlHockeyFan (Post 57906991)
Late blooming prospect?

He had the second most minutes after Phaneuf. Carlyle seems to really like him. He played well today also. I don't see him going back down to the Marlies once Gardiner comes back if this keeps up.

I understand this is one game but hopefully he can stay consistent.

Phaneuf Kostka
Gardiner Gunnarsson
Liles Holzer/Komisarek/Fraser

yakfish 01-19-2013 10:25 PM

He looked good to me. Nice to see him get that much ice time. I think he has a bright future with the leafs.

Bills09 01-19-2013 10:25 PM

I wouldnt mind seeing
Kostka Phaneuf
Gunnarson Gardiner
Liles Franson
Komi/Holzer

Stephen 01-19-2013 10:41 PM

Our very own Dan Boyle hahaha

Interactif 01-19-2013 10:52 PM

If my memory is correct, Kostka was the Norfolk Admiral that scored the pinball goal off the boards from centre ice on Scrivens to clinch the Calder Cup last last summer against the Marlies.

Jacob8hockey* 01-19-2013 10:54 PM

Wasn't Kostka the one who did some training to become a firefighter because he wasn't sure how he was going to do as a hockey player?

Seems about right that he would play great in his first NHL game.

p.l.f. 01-19-2013 10:55 PM

kadri calls him a workhouse
phaneuf says he's real strong


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