According to one random NHL 'man', AK not a very interesting player to them
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01-31-2012, 12:43 PM
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Originally Posted by
A.Kost first 5 years in NHL:
lack of consistency, year-to-year, is clearly not a problem for him.
game-to-game, sure, but at this point that appears to be his m.o... if ever he improved his game-to-game consistency, we'd be talking about a ppg/all-star caliber player.
given that he is still only 26, and has expressed interest in staying in Montreal, I'd much rather see him re-signed then dealt. He wouldn't be the first player to "put it together" in his late 20's, and if we can sign him to a reasonable deal, it's well worth our investment to find out.
To be fair to him I think consistancy is the main difference between talented all stars and talented top6 players. If he was consistant he'd be a perennial 35g 35 assist scorer. He's not and thats why he'll get 3.5 or 4m only this summer.
That he is (belo)russian means he has this ''reputation'' tagged on him. He'd be much more coveted he was from Saskatchewan with a gritty name like Richard MacGregor.
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