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12-03-2008, 10:16 AM
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I'd like to see him with Koivu for 15-20 games, really let them get comfortable. Their styles seem to fit together.

A.Kost was looking a lot like Hossa last night. When he is using his strength, skating and hands.
I'd like it even more if he played RW with Koivu and Tangs playing LW. Tanguay did play well with Plek yesterday.

AK46 was good yesterday, very good.

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12-03-2008, 10:17 AM
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It's also the first time I've seen him getting lucky. He got lucky on his goal but when you drive to the net, things happen. He could do even more and he already has good chemistry with Saku.

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12-03-2008, 10:19 AM
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Higgins and Plekanec are both in slump and I think Andrei could be the best bet to get them to work again. It would also give us three balanced line.

Tanguay-Koivu-D'ago
Higgins-Plekanec-Akost
Skost-Lang-Kovalev
Latendresse-Lapiere-Kosto

Sorry Lats, D'ago's got it so far.
Honestly C, I'd have no problems with a Higgins/Pleks/AKost line. The only reason I would like to see AKost with Koivu/Tanguay is that I think they would be a great trio.

Tanguay and Koivu have shown great chemistry and I thought I saw something special between Koivu and AKost last night. It's more a curiosity than anything else.

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12-03-2008, 10:23 AM
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I think you miss the point of why people want to see him on the right. It's not because people don't think he can play on the left, clearly he can, but because he shows such impressive ability, confidence and skills when on the right. People just want to know what he would be capable of with regular time in that position, if he would be much the same as on the left, or if he would be even better.

Some people want to see Lats play more with Saku because they see he plays better with him than with other linemates (although there are few who don't play better with Saku). Similar thing here, people see the fantastic plays Andrei makes from the right wing and want to see it more often.
I agree with what you're saying, but I also think it has to do with people seeing what they want to see. I guarantee you that had he done any of those sweet plays from the right, we'd have WTK or someone else obliged to point out that those plays came from the right wing, whereas whenever Andrei does make nice plays from the left, they tend to go unnoticed because people are just happy he made a nice play and are not trying to push some sort of agenda forward.

I'm curious as the next guy to see what Andrei could do on the RW, but he's shown he can be just as effective on the left.

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12-03-2008, 10:31 AM
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I'd like it even more if he played RW with Koivu and Tangs playing LW. Tanguay did play well with Plek yesterday.

AK46 was good yesterday, very good.
I found Tanguay was not very effective for a guy with his skill level. He's just skating on the outside and avoids traffic. He looks flashy but accomplishes little.

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12-03-2008, 10:34 AM
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I found Tanguay was not very effective for a guy with his skill level. He's just skating on the outside and avoids traffic. He looks flashy but accomplishes little.
For his first game back and playing with two new linemates, I thought he did well. Should be even better against the Rangers.

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12-03-2008, 10:36 AM
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Andrei Kostitsyn is the Montreal Canadiens' best forward.

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12-03-2008, 11:18 AM
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^ are you sure? He's good on LW yes, but you can see his confidence and dominance on the RW
He hasn't played right wing in almost 2 years, on what are you basing your information?

If you notice AK46 playing well on his off-wing, it's usually because he crosses through the centre from the left side on a breakout from the right side. So a lot of his rushes on the right side are because he lines up on the left.

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12-03-2008, 11:23 AM
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AK46 is back baby

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Andrei Kostitsyn is the Montreal Canadiens' best forward.
for sure!

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12-03-2008, 11:50 AM
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Honestly C, I'd have no problems with a Higgins/Pleks/AKost line. The only reason I would like to see AKost with Koivu/Tanguay is that I think they would be a great trio.

Tanguay and Koivu have shown great chemistry and I thought I saw something special between Koivu and AKost last night. It's more a curiosity than anything else.
I want to see that line too. Also think that D'Agostini would be a nice addition to a great 3rd line that can check & score:

Tanguay-Koivu-Andrei
Sergei-Lang-Kovalev
Higgins-Plekanec-D'Agostini
Latendresse/Begin/Lapierre/Kostopolous/Laraque

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12-03-2008, 11:54 AM
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Played a great game last night,probably his best this year and he showed great chemistry with Saku,now I would like to see Tanguay added to those 2 and see D'agostini playing with Sergei K.and Plekanec

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12-03-2008, 11:55 AM
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They are two beast when they play in different lines.
I wonder how fast things can change. Last year, they were combined to become our most productive line, and this year a divorce is inevitable to make both better.

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12-03-2008, 11:58 AM
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Andrei Kostitsyn is the Montreal Canadiens' best forward.
koivu has been our most consistent player this season. but in terms of talent...andrei has huge potential and i'm glad these 2 guys are playing together right now

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12-03-2008, 12:08 PM
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AK46 ( I would like his number changed to let us say 89 ) should fit very well with saks

1 - Shooter mentality
2 - big and strong on the boards
3- Goes in front of the net

This will either give more space to saku to pass or create plays down low or just provide him a gifted scorer to pass too

All wingers over the years fit well with koivu. Why would he be an exception
btw did you notice that AK27 is the only one who did not fit well with saks in the last 10 yrs. wonder why!

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12-03-2008, 12:33 PM
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Andrei Kostitsyn is the Montreal Canadiens' best forward.
For now, but
Sergei will surpass him in a few years


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12-03-2008, 01:06 PM
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Am I missing something or do we now have to many players?

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12-03-2008, 01:37 PM
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It was inevitable.

I'll chalk this one up to an "I told you so."

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12-03-2008, 01:51 PM
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It was inevitable.

I'll chalk this one up to an "I told you so."
+1, the media were disgusting with their consistent AK46 bashing. Clearly Carbo was well aware of this and benched the right one last night.

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12-03-2008, 03:29 PM
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Andrei is ridiculous, that flow he has when skating with the puck is amazing to watch, now i feel whenever he gets the puck, there is a good chance something will happen.

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12-03-2008, 04:03 PM
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Speaking of Andrei's power on the right wing, wasn't he on that wing when Sauer completely destroyed him? Maybe the coaches are seeing something we aren't.

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12-03-2008, 04:57 PM
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It was inevitable.

I'll chalk this one up to an "I told you so."
Hmmm... goal on the left side, wrap around on the left side over to the right that D'Ago finished...

You told us what?

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I think you miss the point of why people want to see him on the right. It's not because people don't think he can play on the left, clearly he can, but because he shows such impressive ability, confidence and skills when on the right. People just want to know what he would be capable of with regular time in that position, if he would be much the same as on the left, or if he would be even better.
When I knock people for this, its not the people who simply want to see how it'd work. I'm all for line juggling when its necessary. It's the people who have been consistent in posting on threads stating that Andrei's lack of scoring has been because of Carbo "crippling" him on the Left Wing and that Carbo is a bad coach for having him play the Left Wing, and how every niche line set-up people create has Andrei on the Right Wing. That's where my problem comes in. If I seen a Tanguay - Koivu - Kostitsyn line next game, I wouldn't feel defeated, because my argument has always been that Andrei Kostitsyn is just as good on the left as he'll ever be on the right, and that he has slow starts because that's the type of player he is.

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12-03-2008, 05:58 PM
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I want to see that line too. Also think that D'Agostini would be a nice addition to a great 3rd line that can check & score:

Tanguay-Koivu-Andrei
Sergei-Lang-Kovalev
Higgins-Plekanec-D'Agostini
Latendresse/Begin/Lapierre/Kostopolous/Laraque
I like those lines. I certainly would like Carbo to try them out for 5-10 games.

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12-03-2008, 06:12 PM
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Have we satisfied all of the doubters? Or do we still have to hear" but they should have taken Getzlaf, Carter, Perry, Richards, wine,wine wine" It is what it is. He's got moves, he's got that incredible shot, he can skate! He belongs here.

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12-03-2008, 07:03 PM
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Count me in as another that would love to see a Tanguay - Koivu - AK46 line.

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For now, but
Sergei will surpass him in a few years
I don't see it happening, but anything's possible I guess, and Sergei's no slouch in the skill department.

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