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02-28-2012, 01:16 PM
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Originally Posted by Roke View Post
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.
Sergei's shot totals went up when he joined Nashville. So did his shooting percentage -- over a much larger sample size.

Bottom line is that Montreal management didn't allow the Kostitsyns to succeed after the 2007-08 season in which they dominated. We wanted to give ice time to players like Moen, Darche....

I remember Sergei Kostitsyn finally got PP time under Carbonneau. The PP sucked in 2008-09 before Schneider was acquired. SK74 was on the PP for 2 games. He contributed to two goals. And then he was taken off the PP.

Carbonneau never tried Tanguay-Koivu-AK46 until his last game as coach even though it was an obvious line combination.

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