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03-25-2012, 10:52 PM
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I understand the Kostitsyns are still very good players, but I had the opportunity to watch them often in Montreal, as well as this year with the Predators. They can score, but they're terribly inconsistent and Sergei has never scored more than 50 points. Both Kostitsyns are going to finish with fewer points than they did last year; Andrei only has 32 this year, while Sergei doesn't have the offensive presence that Radulov has, nor does he look intimidating every time he is on the ice.
Oh not again. Maybe on Habs forums you will find more supporters about how bad they are. I'll quote Trotz describing SK
"When we got him we heard he can't do that, can't do this he is dressing room cancer and etc. In the end we were right they were wrong we got 1-st line LW for nothing".
AK was totally mistreated in Montreal. Playing 4-th line and seeing almost none PP and benched after every little mistake he has done.
As for Rads, he has yet to prove that he is that 80+ point consistent player many are talking about. Don't get me wrong he looks very good, but let's not forget he is coming from KHL where his was a super-star. KHL is also less intense league. The speed there is slower and he hasn't play for 2 weeks before coming to Nashville. So he is obviously less tired than any other player on Nashville roster. In additional he is playing for a contract. Let's wait a season or two before making the statement how consistent he is and how many points can Radu score in full NHL season
SK is a vital part of a team and he is one of pieces of puzzle that made Nashville a better team then when Radu left. So maybe he is just worried how the things gonna work out for him when Radu and his brother joined the team.
As for AK his first full NHL season is very similar to Radu's
Ak - 26g 27a 53p +15 in 78 games
Radu - 26g 32a 58p +7 in 82 games
You never know what future will bring.

P.S I would take any of them to wear Jet's jersey or Fisher or Erat or Horny

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03-25-2012, 10:59 PM
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Oh not again. Maybe on Habs forums you will find more supporters about how bad they are. I'll quote Trotz describing SK
"When we got him we heard he can't do that, can't do this he is dressing room cancer and etc. In the end we were right they were wrong we got 1-st line LW for nothing".
AK was totally mistreated in Montreal. Playing 4-th line and seeing almost none PP and benched after every little mistake he has done.
As for Rads, he has yet to prove that he is that 80+ point consistent player many are talking about. Don't get me wrong he looks very good, but let's not forget he is coming from KHL where his was a super-star. KHL is also less intense league. The speed there is slower and he hasn't play for 2 weeks before coming to Nashville. So he is obviously less tired than any other player on Nashville roster. In additional he is playing for a contract. Let's wait a season or two before making the statement how consistent he is and how many points can Radu score in full NHL season
SK is a vital part of a team and he is one of pieces of puzzle that made Nashville a better team then when Radu left. So maybe he is just worried how the things gonna work out for him when Radu and his brother joined the team.
As for AK his first full NHL season is very similar to Radu's
Ak - 26g 27a 53p +15 in 78 games
Radu - 26g 32a 58p +7 in 82 games
You never know what future will bring.

P.S I would take any of them to wear Jet's jersey or Fisher or Erat or Horny
I'm a fan of both Kostitsyns Erat and Hornqvist are great too. Also like Halischuk alot. I have several favorites on this team. Rads will be great addition too imo.

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03-25-2012, 11:06 PM
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Oh not again. Maybe on Habs forums you will find more supporters about how bad they are. I'll quote Trotz describing SK
"When we got him we heard he can't do that, can't do this he is dressing room cancer and etc. In the end we were right they were wrong we got 1-st line LW for nothing".
AK was totally mistreated in Montreal. Playing 4-th line and seeing almost none PP and benched after every little mistake he has done.
As for Rads, he has yet to prove that he is that 80+ point consistent player many are talking about. Don't get me wrong he looks very good, but let's not forget he is coming from KHL where his was a super-star. KHL is also less intense league. The speed there is slower and he hasn't play for 2 weeks before coming to Nashville. So he is obviously less tired than any other player on Nashville roster. In additional he is playing for a contract. Let's wait a season or two before making the statement who consistent and how many points can Radu score in full NHL season
SK is a vital part of a team and he is one of pieces of puzzle that made Nashville a better team then Radu left. So maybe he is just worried how the things gonna work out for him when Radu and his brother joined the team.
As for AK his first full NHL season is very similar to Radu's
Ak - 26g 27a 53p +15 in 78 games
Radu - 26g 32a 58p +7 in 82 games
You never know what future will bring.

P.S I would take any of them to wear Jet's jersey or Fisher or Erat or Horny
Sergei Kostitsyn better than Alexander Radulov? That's an interesting judgment.

We shall see, I suppose. From what I've seen from each of them over the past several years, Radulov definitely looks to be the best of the three. I can't dispute the fact that Sergei has contributed to the team and is integral to its success, but he was relied on heavily to contribute to the primary scoring because this team lacked a player like Radulov.

Radulov's two weeks off from skating should actually have been detrimental to his performance in his first few games. A player who doesn't skate for a few weeks and who doesn't work out actually loses his timing. Jet lag also played an effect when he first joined the team, so I wouldn't call him "less tired".

Perhaps Trotz won't move Radulov to the top line because, as you mentioned, he fears it may disrupt some chemistry. The Kostitsyns are better than they showed in Montreal. Radulov is a more dangerous player offensively than either of the two, however. Even without a full training camp underneath his belt, and without having developed any chemistry with his teammates, he looks like a dominant presence. Most players who join their new team take time to get going; he stepped in and started producing, just as many elite players would.

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03-25-2012, 11:14 PM
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This being a team sport. Pretty much it won't matter if one player is better or more skilled than another cause that generally doesn't win you games, especially if you just have one great/skill player and then bunch of sucky ones around you not helping out or not helping you out. Usually it's the collectiveness of several players that adds to teams winning. Rads is definitely a skill set the Preds could use and will help the team out alot imo and he'll be a playmaker, especially when he or his teammates start connecting w/ him/them better but we need all our players to play well not just one or two. Tonight they did that. There were a bunch of players that added to this game/team or have something to add to this game/team. I was very pleased w/ the effort of the Preds players tonight.


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03-25-2012, 11:26 PM
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Sergei Kostitsyn better than Alexander Radulov? That's an interesting judgment.
Seriously where did you read this statement in my post?
Anyways I will not spend my time trying to go over and over on something I have tried to explain before many times.
Who is better? It is a personal taste and people will not agree. Many say Crosby is the best player, I personally would take Toews on Crosby any day. I'm a fan of sick esthetically awesome goals. My son for example believe that when AK is on his game he is one of most attractive players to watch. I probably won't be able to take him to Habs game after Andrei has left. 30 goals scored by skate or crashing the net (I'm not talking about Radu now) or 20 snipes like we have seen today from Fish or AK? Your choice. Should Radu become this sick sniper or dirty dangler and put only 30 points a season he will be on the list of my favorite players. Should Duchene score only 20 points a season he will still be my top-5 favorite danglers.
Let's just give it some time.

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03-25-2012, 11:31 PM
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Just got home from a family get-together.

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Any posters here go to the game last night?? Was watching the game with the dear wifey, and after one of the TV timeouts, we noticed the fans were all standing and applauding, and the wife asked me "did they steal our TV timeout standing ovation??

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Any posters here go to the game last night?? Was watching the game with the dear wifey, and after one of the TV timeouts, we noticed the fans were all standing and applauding, and the wife asked me "did they steal our TV timeout standing ovation??
I would imagine it was a tribute video or something. Hawks fans will know. I'll go ask since they can't troll/flame me

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Any posters here go to the game last night?? Was watching the game with the dear wifey, and after one of the TV timeouts, we noticed the fans were all standing and applauding, and the wife asked me "did they steal our TV timeout standing ovation??
Maybe something like a military or cancer survivor salute. Preds on the bench were tapping their sticks as well.

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Perhaps Trotz won't move Radulov to the top line because, as you mentioned, he fears it may disrupt some chemistry. The Kostitsyns are better than they showed in Montreal. Radulov is a more dangerous player offensively than either of the two, however. Even without a full training camp underneath his belt, and without having developed any chemistry with his teammates, he looks like a dominant presence. Most players who join their new team take time to get going; he stepped in and started producing, just as many elite players would.
As has been stated many times, the Preds don't have a first line. Trotz has spread out his lineup to provide balanced scoring. He also balances his lines to create favorable match-ups depending on opponents' strengths and weaknesses. It's just worked out the the 10-12-74 line has had the most consistent scoring. But to throw Rads in with Erat and Fish to bolster their "top line" would dilute the balance and chemistry this team strives for.

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I wonder if Trotz will give the first line some rest by bumping them down to the 2nd line and then giving Radulov's line some first line time?

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I would imagine it was a tribute video or something. Hawks fans will know. I'll go ask since they can't troll/flame me
Well, actually they could troll/flame you....once...

Thanks! I appreciate it.

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I think Ed Balfour was honored last night in Chicago

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Any posters here go to the game last night?? Was watching the game with the dear wifey, and after one of the TV timeouts, we noticed the fans were all standing and applauding, and the wife asked me "did they steal our TV timeout standing ovation??
I was at the game and didn't notice it. I noticed more sarcastic cheers and applause than anything though.

Edit: Now I remember. It was for the Eddie Belfour highlight reel they showed or for the Military Appreciation segment.

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The only response I got was from Blackhawskwincup. He said the Hawks usually recognize a military service member at every game. They did honor Belfour last night (by giving him a barrel of whiskey, no doubt ), but I think that was before the game.

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I wonder if Trotz will give the first line some rest by bumping them down to the 2nd line and then giving Radulov's line some first line time?
I'm not too sure how much icetime Legs and Horns got, I'll have to double check, but Rads has gotten 20 minutes the past 2 games. How much more icetime could he get?

TMI where's that avatar from? Looks familiar.

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I'm not too sure how much icetime Legs and Horns got, I'll have to double check, but Rads has gotten 20 minutes the past 2 games. How much more icetime could he get?

TMI where's that avatar from? Looks familiar.
It's Omar Little from The Wire.

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It's Omar Little from The Wire.
Hah, I knew he looked familiar. My brother tried to get me hooked on that show. Didn't pass my screening process of 3-4 episodes.

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It's Omar Little from The Wire.
My roommate for a year was in an episode of that show haha. I don't know if he had any lines or was just there, but he was in it. Personally I've never seen the show, I would just see occasional small checks from HBO at the apartment for him and it said which episode he was getting the check for and blah blah.

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Hah, I knew he looked familiar. My brother tried to get me hooked on that show. Didn't pass my screening process of 3-4 episodes.
It's probably the best show to ever air on television. The first four or five episodes kind of drag, but it's setting up the entire story. Once you finish the fifth season you'll think back and say, "you know... that was a ****ing incredible story"

At least I did

@Drake, I've probably seen the episode four or five times haha. It'd be cool if you could figure out which role he played

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@Drake, I've probably seen the episode four or five times haha. It'd be cool if you could figure out which role he played
http://bayweekly.com/old-site/year05...leadxiii8.html

Go to the third little segment or whatever where it's called Maryland's Mean Streets and he's the guy named Brandon Larkins that they start talking about.

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Yip was the one that actually set Halischuk up on his goal and has had some offensive plays so I don't mind him being in the line up so long as he doesn't make alot of mistakes.


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so is this a new tradition? locking old GDT? some people may want to discuss prior games.

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I don't see why we need three GDTs running at once when past games can be discussed somewhere else. I mean, the discussion usually overflows into The Negativity Thread, the General Preds talk thread, the Radulov thread, etc. Why does it matter if it's a GDT or not?

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In B4 the lock!!!!

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