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07-08-2012, 08:15 AM
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Ugene Malkin
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Originally Posted by JordanStaal#1Fan View Post
On the contrary. Kostitsyn disappears sometimes, but he always forechecks hard. His perceived lack of effort comes from his lackluster backchecking and his tendacy to go on long stretches without a goal. He is a good forechecker and hits like a truck. He could be a good fit in Bylsma's system. We would just have to live with the inconsistencies.

Obviously, there are other options we can explore, but I think AK could be a good fit.
I agree. Kostitsyn would bea good third wheel on either of the top two lines and more so on Genos. His inconsistent play would be well masked on that line as long as he creates room and can bang in the corners to free the puck for Geno/James.

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