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03-03-2013, 09:04 AM
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Originally Posted by Leaf Rocket View Post
See the biggest reason Kostka is able to stick is due to his quick sense of seeing the ice very well or vision. However in the other aspects he's quite lacking, he's ideally a number 6 guy who can hold the fort due to this however for a team that needs more form the back end. He's isn't the one we require, nor is Holzer, who ideally would be playing together with Kostka as the bottom pairing, two-way ish and steady rough d-men.
Yep, agree, whatever Kostka lacks in talent, he makes up in smarts. Quick assessment of situations, reads, and movement of the puck. He also has a low panic threshold that serves him well. Completely opposite of Komi. Nothing wrong with Kostka, Gardiner plays a dangerous game right now, but he's flashy so fans think this is a positive. It's not a positive now, it may have been under Ron and Gun, bit thankfully we have a real NHL coach these days.

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