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02-28-2012, 01:11 PM
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Originally Posted by DAChampion View Post
40 goals is not out of the question for AK46 if he is introduced to the concept of ice time on the power play and more than 10 minutes a game at ES.

Cunneyworth and Martin thought AK46 was the type of player who should play with Scott Gomez on the 4th line.
Kostitsyn doesn't generate enough shots to be a 40-goal scorer without remarkable luck. That's not to say it can never happen (Brad Boyes put up 40 with a jump in s% that Kostitsyn would require) but it's not a likely outcome or one with decent odds.

Post-lockout 40-goal scorers have all had more than 200 shots in the season they scored 40, Kostitsyn's career high is 196.

That's not to say it makes him useless, 20-25 goal types who play responsible defense aren't that plentiful on the free agent market and even trading for them could be difficult to do. I think the comparable UFAs this year are Brad Boyes and Dustin Penner though both are suffering from horrible s% seasons.

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