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RE-HABS 07-06-2010 06:49 PM

Sergei Kostitsyn signed in Nashville
Can't confirm it as 100% yet, but Blogger Paul McCann from the Predators Radio Network is stating Sergei has signed a 1 year deal for $550,000.




Nashville, Tenn. (July 6, 2010) – Nashville Predators President of Hockey Operations/General Manager David Poile announced today that the club has signed restricted free agent Sergei Kostitsyn (SAIR-gay kaws-TIHT-sihn) to a one-year contract worth $550,000. Kostitsyn was acquired from Montreal in exchange for forward Dustin Boyd and goaltender Dan Ellis last Tuesday, June 29.

Kostitsyn, 23 (3/20/87), posted 18 points (7g-11a) in 47 contests during his third season at the NHL level with Montreal in 2009-10. In 155 career NHL contests over the past three seasons, the 6-0, 210-pound left wing has amassed 68 points (24g-44a), in addition to 49 points (15g-34a) in 55 American Hockey League games. Kostitsyn has also suited up for the Habs in each of their last three playoff appearances, putting up eight points (3g-5a) in 18 games.

A native of Novopolotsk, Belarus, Kostitsyn represented his country at the 2010 Vancouver Olympics, leading the Belarusians in points with five (2g-3a) in four games. He played a pair of seasons with the Ontario Hockey League’s London Knights after being Montreal’s sixth selection, 200th overall (seventh round), in the 2005 Entry Draft, amassing (66g-143a) in 122 games. He led the league in assists in 2006-07, en route to being named a Third-Team OHL All-Star.

natal cleft 07-06-2010 07:00 PM


Nashville Predators sign Sergei Kostitsyn to a one-year contract. worth $550,000.

Fel 96 07-06-2010 07:02 PM

yeah he really signed for $550 000

it's confirmed.

BakerNator 07-06-2010 07:03 PM

Good luck with that nashville

le_sean 07-06-2010 07:05 PM

lol he thinks Martin and Carbo were hard on him, wait until he meets Trotz.

Fel 96 07-06-2010 07:07 PM

not to mention but Cam Janssen signed 1 year for $600 000 with the Blues :laugh:

we can all agree that Sergei is a way better player than Janssen.

HabsDood 07-06-2010 07:08 PM

soooooo.. Do we get that 5th rounder now?

Quarantesix 07-06-2010 07:20 PM


Originally Posted by le_sean (Post 26783810)
lol he thinks Martin and Carbo were hard on him, wait until he meets Trotz.

he liked Carbo, it's writing in the sky that Sergei will bounce back

Stradale 07-06-2010 07:40 PM

I hope he will get his **** together and finally play a full season on the top 6.

I want to see what he can do in an offensive role for a whole season.

I think Sergei has maintained around 0.4 pt per game mostly on a defensive role, with almost no PP time, in his career. In a full season, on the top 6, he will probably get around 40-50 points. That's not bad for 500k.

Pascal 07-06-2010 08:59 PM

my prediction: Sergei gets 50 pts and the Habs board will be full of "i told you so!" threads for the next 2 yrs.

HabsHockey 07-06-2010 09:03 PM

I believe this is his last chance in the NHL. If he decides to stay and become more of an adult he will stay. If not, Russia bound.

habfan1968 07-06-2010 09:08 PM

Good for SK, no secret I have no use for the guy but it's not because of his talent. I hope he gets like 70 points, I will still be glad he is gone and we got Boyd out of it. :)

Tray4Adams 07-06-2010 09:12 PM

Wow, did we ever mishandle this kid.

RE-HABS 07-06-2010 09:14 PM


Originally Posted by Tray4Adams (Post 26786106)
Wow, did we ever mishandle this kid.

Yeah, he never played a part in the situation at all. :shakehead

JohnnyB11 07-06-2010 09:14 PM


Originally Posted by Tray4Adams (Post 26786106)
Wow, did we ever mishandle this kid.

LOL at this :laugh:

habsprospects 07-06-2010 09:45 PM



The trade also included future draft pick considerations in the event players didn’t sign with their new clubs. However now that all three players involved have signed NHL contracts – Boyd with Montreal, Ellis with Tampa Bay, and Kostitsyn with Nashville – the draft pick considerations all washed out.
No picks swapping reading this.

VAN-HAB 07-06-2010 10:23 PM


Originally Posted by pam19 (Post 26787219)
I have been bashed and over-bashed for saying the same.

Personally, I see him getting 50 points next season.
He may even get more later.

For him, it is an opportunity to get out of his "bad attitude loop".

He did improved his defense and will put everything together in NAS.

for sure!!!

Ice Poutine 07-06-2010 10:26 PM

Well, to be positive, we can agree on one thing: Sergei can only get better.

If he WANTS to, that's another question...:(

ILuvLucic* 07-06-2010 11:18 PM


Originally Posted by Tray4Adams (Post 26786106)
Wow, did we ever mishandle this kid.

Both sides are to blame.

Stradale 07-07-2010 12:12 AM

People are talking like Sergei don't want to play hockey anymore or something like that. He WANTS to play in the NHL, that's why he refused to join the Dogs at the beginning of the season. He asked for a trade because he WANTS to play in the NHL.

If he's healthy (something he was not last season, some people keeps forgetting that) at the training camp, with his talent, he will have no problem to start the year in Nashville, on an offensive line. We all know what Sergei can bring. So it shouldn't be a problem.

Last season, it was an AWFUL start for Sergei at training camp. He was in recovery from an injury all summer long so he didn't practice/train much to start the training camp. He had a tough first game but was much better in his 2nd and third game but for some reason, he was still sent down to Hamilton when lots of guys were worst than him (MaxPac, Tender, Lappy, Stewart, D'Ago, Pyatt). Sergei started the season with the wrong foot and things went downhill after that. But let's be honest, he wasn't that bad at the camp, he wasn't the worst and "deserve" to stay more than others, his injury didn't help either. It was unfortunate if you ask me.

Purple Hayes 07-07-2010 01:46 AM

Sometimes it's just better to part ways, even if he may become a good player, it wasn't going to happen in Montreal ... no reason to try and force it

dcyhabs 07-07-2010 05:37 AM

You cannot expect young privileged athletes to all have great attitudes. Kostitsyn will probably work out at least as well as Chipchura on his new team, though probably not as well as Latendresse.

I do not think there are too many questions about his talent.

Whitesnake 07-07-2010 11:36 AM

Unless he really had no offers in the KHL, it does seem to be that the kid want to play in the NHL to finally have signed for less money than he was making before. Would people be really surprised if he rebounds? I mean, after all the GREAT reports the same ones who are bashing him now, were praising him then?

Will he be the first kid to get his act together after being traded once? Nashville is a perfect scenario for him. And he goes to a place where he'll have to prove his worth immediately. And to me, you feel that by signing at the price he did, that's what he wants to do.

We will see. Talent is still very much there. The only bad thing he develop, aside from his character, was him avoiding contacts more than he ever did. We will see if that's still in him or it was just him not wanting to pay the price because of who and where he was playing. But maturity usually comes with time. We'll see if he'll be there as soon as next year. Not sure why there's so many people counting him out already....

holyhabs87 07-07-2010 11:41 AM

It's unfortunate he could not stay in Montreal. I am a big fan of what he could do on the ice. He is a very talented kid.

But the off-ice issues were too much.

saints96 07-07-2010 11:42 AM


Originally Posted by holyhabs87 (Post 26794919)
It's unfortunate he could not stay in Montreal. I am a big fan of what he could do on the ice. He is a very talented kid.

But the off-ice issues were too much.

so am i, i think he has so much god given talent...but attitude counts for a lot when you play a team sport.And his attitude is crap unfortunatly.

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