Thread: Confirmed Signing with Link: Andrei Kostitsyn signs with Traktor Chelyabinsk (KHL)
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09-14-2012, 08:47 AM
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Originally Posted by Marc the Habs Fan View Post
A completely unsurprising decision. Amazing that so many Habs fans wanted to bring him back.
I wouldn't say that I optimally wanted to bring him back... however... given that we didn't exactly replace him with ANYBODY - at all - on the UFA market, I would much rather have had him back than the void we currently have. He's a decent NHL player for a 2nd/3rd line. By contrast to Bourque (healthy or out for 4 months, either way) or a Colby Armstrong reclamation experiment... Kostitsyn is a safe and dependable option. Not a preferred option, especially given the "been there done that" factor with him and the Habs, but... still better than nothing. It was never going to happen, but still just from the fan perspective, there is nothing wrong with Kostitsyn, given a reasonable starting expectation level.

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