Hemsky for the Kostitsyns
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05-31-2009, 07:39 PM
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Edit: Andrei spent time in the AHL because there was no room for him and they wanted him to work on his defensive play. He was also pretty rough because belarus is not a force and therefore the coaches/infrastructures are not as goos as big name countries. He needed polish AND WAS VERY SICK. He was ready at least a full season before he was a regular. The fact he started his nhl career later has zero impact on who will be the better let's say 2 years from now. Kosty is gonna be the guy in the proposal threads a lot more than Hemsky. A Kosty type player is harder to find and more useful.
Exactly. Kostitsyn got time to adjust to playing against grown men in the AHL, Hemsky went straight to the NHL. So there is a difference. A. Kost's first PRO season was in the AHL, Hemsky's was in the NHL.
I think you are overrating him WAY too much. Why is he harder to find?
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