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06-09-2010, 01:14 AM
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Haha! A bust? I know many people are mad at him for his inconsistency, but two years ago he had 29 goals and last year he had 23 goals and would have been on pace for over 20 goals this year if it weren't for his injury just when things were starting to pick up. Andrei is a good player PERIOD. He is strong on the puck, has an incredible shot and does not shy away from the physical play as seen during the playoffs. Sergei is also a very good player. His only and major problem is his attitude. If it weren't for that, he could easily be a top 6 forward as he has the skill. All Sergei needs to do is grow up.
If the habs want to be successful, bring up the young guns like Desharnais, White, Trotter(maybe), Weber, Subban and Pacioretty and get rid of Halak or Price. Don't forget, Cederick Desjardins is extremely good down in the AHL and is definetly ready for a backup role behind a good goalie. We could get a David Backes type of player for one of them. Both have insanely high value.
Markov is an untouchable as he is our powerplay quaterback. I knw that Subban is good to do that job too, but quarterbacking a powerplay at 21 is a lot of pressure and we shouldn't overuse Subban if we don't want him to go crazy halfway through the season.
Plekanec should get a 4.5-5.5 mil deal max. Even 5.5 is pushing it considering he was a bust during these playoffs and was one of the reasons that cost us a spot in the Finals. Spacek needs to go because he was brought in to help our powerplay and failed miserably. Plus, his salary is too high and will help us re-sign Plekanec. Finally, sign Moore because he was very good during the playoffs.
Andrei has the hockey sense and awareness of a donkey. Combined with his total lack of heart and it's a simple case of having the tools but not the toolbox. Alexander Selivanov redux.
edit: What a surprise that someone with the username "Ruski" is tooting the Andrei Kostitsyn horn with such an off-point analysis.
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