Kostopolous does not bring anything to the team we don't already have.
You should give him more credits than that. His 91 penalty minutes are somehow useful, most of them are from a fight and a good number of them is because he was sticking up for a teammates. Of course, he is not the best fighter, and hes probably the first one to admit it, but he still does it because Gainey sign him for that. You will probably see, whats the point of fighting if you can never win them and change the momentum, well at least, when you fight, the other goon is out for at least 5 minutes too, so that goon wont bother your key player. I dont know about you but I rather see the opponent's goon take Kostopoulos out for 5 minutes than any other of our defenseman.
He's a 4th line player with a 900k salary, what he does for team (cleaning the ****) is pretty acceptable. Seriously,if he's not here, i dont see who can drop his gloves to defend a teammate. Even if he's not a good at it, he still have to do the dirtiest job on the ice, im pretty sure his teammate appreciate it.
I'm not one to start these kind of threads, but I just wanna say I love this signing from the moment it happened:
TK has guts and I like the way he defends anyone who picks on our team, he STANDS UP for ******* like Tender and Lapierre or Begin, and even if he loses, he still is the only one that will defend the team's honour.
TK is a hardworking player, he doesn't really have that big hit ability but he's not lazy and he's filling in the role of an energy player admirable.
Finally, TK is a great guy, from what I've read, he's funny, he's loyal and his teammates love him.
he may be prone to an occasional brain cramp, but who isn't, all in all, I love Tom Kostopoulos and I would buy a jersey with his name stitched on it after I get a Huet one.
TOM KOSTOP FTW!
Willing to take on the policemen of other hockey cities.
he's an average 4th liner at best... i really doubt that he will be back with the Habs next year.
he might, he has another year to his contract.
And he is a Gainey type of guy so, I would be surprised if he isnt next year , I see Gainey removing hopefully a lot of deadwood, but keeping Kostopoulos.
But only for next year tho
I love seeing him working his a** off, and know someone will forecheck hard when no one else is doing it.
And he does bring something else a lot of players dont bring, hockey balls.