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Mike Kostka Discussion Thread
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01-20-2013, 04:20 PM
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Pleasantly surprised by Kostka. He's reliable with the puck, that's one thing I noticed. Watching Gunnar/Komi fumbling the puck in our end makes you appreciate Kostka.
I can see him sticking in our top 4 as long as he plays with a physical presence beside him.
Agreed on all points. After scrubbing through my recording to make a video of everything Phaneuf did during the game (almost all positive things), Kostka's plays stuck out quite nicely. Seems to handle the puck well and makes good decisions with it. Effective, but could be a faster skater and a little more physical. You could say that with a lot of our D though.
That said, it was Montreal. They weren't pressuring our D that much. We'll see how the Phaneuf/Kostka plays out against faster and more skilled teams, especially when everyone is back in game-shape.
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