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07-19-2011, 06:36 PM
Join Date: Aug 2007
Location: Montreal, PQ
Country: Canada
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PK Subban - Young talented player works hard and does what he's told. Notice he hasn't been traded and he succeeds?

Sergei Kostitsyn - Young talented player who has a bad attitude and reputation. Notice he has been traded and he was a failure here in a sense that he wasn't accepted by his team, largely in part by his own actions.

Notice how every other player on the team gets along, hasn't been traded, many of whom have been re-signed? There's a reason for that. Management is trying to build a tight knit family type team where hard work dedication and a little defense trump pure offensive skill. Where depth and balance make us an unstoppable force. You may not like JM but you're going to see high numbers in the W column this year. We will be a good team. 3rd to 6th at least imo.

Sergei wasn't a fit, Sergei was a brat with entitlement issues and as much as I loved him as a player, he sucks as a teammate and had issues with dedication.

You're a professional athlete you work your entire life to be in a team sport. You don't want to be part of a team go play golf. Kid probably doesn't even want to be on a playoff team.

Originally Posted by Whereabouts Unknown View Post
Safe to say the Belarus experiment failed
For Sergei he failed.

For Grabovski management had their part.

For Andrei it was a success. Big forwards with 2nd line skill who hit are worth every penny. He's one of the most underrated habs on here.

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