Sergei Kostitsyn - better the Andrei Kostitsyn?
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05-04-2006, 12:49 PM
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More valuable, perhaps. But I don't think he's close in talent level. I say this after having watched Sergei a fair bit earlier in the year. I would be pleased if he just progressed to the point of making the NHL.
Agreed... you'd almost love to merge them into a single player. Sergei seems to have the drive and a little bit of intangible grit and luck that Andrei is missing. But he definitely doesn't look as smooth or talented as Andrei.
Andrei does things that make you say "wow!", but often they end up not working. Sometimes he doesn't use his teammates very well or put himself into the right place to be used by his teammates.
Sergei sometimes does things in near-invisibility, stealthily getting himself open or taking a fluttering seeing-eye shot that somehow eludes the goalie, but the only times I've ever said "wow!" about anything he did was on a couple of surprising hits he threw. And he definitely seems to have a knack for getting himself into position and feeding off his teammates more.
Anyway, I'm looking forward to the OHL finals and Mem Cup, which probably takes precedence over NHL games on TV for me now. Should be a good chance to see a whole lot more of Sergei.
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