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Andrei Kostitsyn powerplay point man?
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09-23-2011, 12:50 PM
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On point: Preseason games are the perfect forum for a coach to run some practical experiments and Jacques Martin has a plan to do just that. During the Habs’ Friday morning skate, hours away from their matchup against the Ottawa Senators, the Canadiens head coach, called on an unexpected candidate to man the point on the powerplay.
“When you look at tonight’s lineup, we can only have defensemen Weber, Diaz and Yemelin on the blue-line for our powerplay. This gives us the chance to try out Andrei [Kostitsyn] on the point during the man advantage,” explained Martin, while also pointing out that this could become a common occurrence during the regular season depending on how things go. “We know that during the year we sometimes need a forward to play that position. Last year Tomas Plekanec filled that roll from time to time. Tonight will be an experiment. After all, that’s what training camp is for.”
I don't mind the experiment, but he is more dangerous from 30 feet in than 50-60 feet as his wrister is a much bigger weapon that his slapper.
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