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10-06-2012, 10:31 AM
Et le But
Join Date: Nov 2010
Location: New York
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You know, He had more heart than people gave him credit for. Sure he wasn't that energy player. And there are other players (Dustin Brown for example) which has similar skill sets and size that can do better than Andrei because he puts in 110% every night as opposed to 90% (Which is what half the team did last season) Andrei in my opinion had his motivation affected by being benched or put on the first, second, third or forth lines on any given night. His problems were compounded by the off ice distractions and the fact that there was a lot of issues with Sergei.
2 years ago when he has hit in the foot blocking a shot (Not too many first round picks who have no heart block shots) he missed a game because his foot was so swollen he couldn't put his skate on, but was back to play the big bad bruins the next game, was still blocking shots and hitting everything that moved. I even saw him lay Chara on his ass.
He doesn't have the most heart on his team by any standard. But he's also far from having none.
It's no point, if Kostitsyn was North American this subject would never come up.
He wasn't the hardest working person on the team by any means, but it should have been obvious it was less about him being a headcase or lazy and more to do with simply not having a very high hockey IQ.
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