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01-27-2013, 10:34 AM
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Leaf fans never fail to amaze me with their over reaction to everything! We have the most pessimistic fans I have ever seen.

Kostka has played 4 NHL games. Going from playing against the top AHL players to the top NHL players is a huge jump. He is also playing with new team mates so his chemistry needs some time for improvement. He had a good first game and played ok the rest. Instead of thinking that he is only going to get worse why not consider him getting better as he adapts to the speed of the NHL, gains better chemistry with his teammates, and plays more realistic minutes.
But how does a coach justify taking a guy who has been a career AHLer to this point and playing him Zdeno Chara minutes? It is a huge jump, so why is he making it? I can see him being a steady player with 17 minutes a night or something, but when Alex Pietrangelo could be jealous of his playing time, there's a disconnect...

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