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01-14-2013, 02:08 PM
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I'm not going to bother reading through this thread, but are you angry about this signing because of ****ing Kostitsyn? The guy who's staying in Russia? Come on...
I must have missed the part where staying in Russia magically cuts his abilities in half from what he was capable of last year or something. That Kuznetsov sure sucks, staying in Russia and all.
I'm angry that we're going into the season with Ovechkin and a pile of crap that can't score from more than 10 feet out for wingers when we had a guy who has an elite wrist shot and plays a gritty style at a top 6 level, generally shows up for the playoffs, and was available cheaply. Someone who'd be a better fit opposite Ovechkin and Backstrom than anyone else, and someone who'd be a better fit with Ribeiro than anyone except Ovechkin.
It's signings like these that put everyone into place that let teams go deep. Is Vermette a star player? Not really, but he was huge in having Phoenix go as far as they had. Is Carter a top 5 player in the league? No, he's slightly better than Semin if that, but getting him was the difference between the Kings being historically inept offensively and cruising to a cup. Simply because those guys put everyone else into place.
I'm not saying Kostitsyn gets us a cup but Kostitsyn-Ribeiro-Brouwer/Laich/Johansson/whatever is a hell of a lot more appealing that what we have now. And Ovechkin-Backstrom-Kostitsyn is a lot more appealing that Ovechkin-Backstrom-Johansson
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