Holy SH** AKost was a BEAST on that 3rd goal.... we need to resign him ASAP... Always loved the guy.
Most of us know he is a good 2nd line player but then people will come in and burst your bubble by saying he is lazy(with no proof) and with his skills and where he was drafted(as if this was his fault). They will also cry for Khl flight risk even though he's been in the nhl for 6 years and Ahl for 3.
I have a feeling he will end up in NYI or maybe even detroit if they don't get semin. Zetterberg-Datsyuk-A. K...
I guess it isn't fair to suggest that those who are opposed to an AKost return would prefer to see Bourque on Plekanec's line. Or maybe they would after all. Bourque seems less attractive in age, salary, and production as a Hab. Since AKost went for a second rounder and Bourque brought in a second rounder, a swap would result in a net gain of two second rounders, but life isn't that simple. Stepping back, I think Bergevin won't make any major moves until a new CBA is in place. AKost was making substantially more than Bergevin's latest acquisition, Brandon Prust, and presumably would receive more than Prust even if he agreed to a reduction from his previous salary.
Eller and Kosty had some nice chemistry. I was always a fan of his. If people tempered their expectations of him we never would have had to deal him. I would rather have AK than Bourque. I'll always love him for dummying Lucic a couple times LOL.