Thread: Recalled/Assigned: Da Costa [Assigned to Bingo Feb. 22]
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02-15-2013, 08:22 AM
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Originally Posted by FolignoQuantumLeap View Post
Remember way back in 2012 when this guy didn't have a future with the team? Good times.
Is Da Costa one of the only things we've agreed on for a decent period of time? I remember being quite excited after watching him play for us, and when we signed him. You can just see the natural talent and hockey brain at work.

I've always thought Da Costa would be a late bloomer due to the lack of development relative to most professional hockey players. He was playing in a bad french league until he was 18 (when most people are drafted by the NHL). I think his development accelerated tremendously once coming over to NA, but even then he still had so much untapped potential. The more he plays in the NHL the better he is going to get and I don't see any reason why he can't be an amazing 2nd line centre.

Michalek - Spezza - Turris
Zibanejad - Da Costa - Alfredsson/Silfverberg

When healthy that could be nice! Especially since Da Costa and Silf have already shown a lot of chemistry.

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