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Andrei Kostitsyn signs with Traktor Chelyabinsk (KHL)

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09-14-2012, 08:35 AM
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Andrei Kostitsyn signs with Traktor Chelyabinsk (KHL)

I don't know if it's real or not, but Andrei Kostitysn has signed with the Chelyabinsk Traktor of the KHL. It's not an option B in case of a lockout, it's for all year.

http://www.habsolumentfan.com/conten...ouv-du-travail

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Le site Sports.ru, rapportent que l'ancien du Tricolore, Andrei Kostitsyn, a accepté un contrat d'un an avec le Traktor de Chelyabinsk.

Dans le cas d'AK-46, on ne parle pas d'une option B en cas de lockout, mais bien d'un retour en Russie.


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09-14-2012, 08:38 AM
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A completely unsurprising decision. Amazing that so many Habs fans wanted to bring him back.

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A completely unsurprising decision. Amazing that so many Habs fans wanted to bring him back.
Why not? Guy is good for atleast 20 every year, has good possession numbers and is a pretty big body. He'd probably come cheap too.

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It is not official yet (no registration of contract in KHL), but sport director of Traktor said: Andrei sign with us for one year, will stay whole season, not only for lockout period. We would like to sign D Voynov for lockout period as well

Andrei Kostitsyn has no NHL contract, Habs did not sign him, so he had to sign whole season in KHL.

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A completely unsurprising decision. Amazing that so many Habs fans wanted to bring him back.
I wouldn't say that I optimally wanted to bring him back... however... given that we didn't exactly replace him with ANYBODY - at all - on the UFA market, I would much rather have had him back than the void we currently have. He's a decent NHL player for a 2nd/3rd line. By contrast to Bourque (healthy or out for 4 months, either way) or a Colby Armstrong reclamation experiment... Kostitsyn is a safe and dependable option. Not a preferred option, especially given the "been there done that" factor with him and the Habs, but... still better than nothing. It was never going to happen, but still just from the fan perspective, there is nothing wrong with Kostitsyn, given a reasonable starting expectation level.

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A completely unsurprising decision. Amazing that so many Habs fans wanted to bring him back.
Amazing? More like completely logical. That's what you meant, right?

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For a team looking to add a top 6 forward, I have no idea why Lou didn't offer him a one or two year deal.

He got very limited PP time with the Habs, got tossed around the top 9 every other game and still managed to rack up 20 goals per year.

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A.Kost is better than Rene Bourque.

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gotta laugh at some members who were sure he was gonna get a 2-3-4 year deal in the nhl

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Amazing? More like completely logical. That's what you meant, right?
No, amazing. The guy was given chance after chance in Montreal, played for plenty of coaches and he ended up being in the doghouse for all of 'em, he frustrated us time and time again aside from 2007-08, disappeared in several playoff series and then pretty much showed he doesn't give a damn about winning during the playoffs in Nashville when drinking deep into the night was more important to him than getting ready for a near must win game 2 at 5 PM local time the next day.

That this guy is almost worshiped on our board is one of the strangest things I can remember.

It was time to move on. Regardless of if the hole on the roster is there or not.

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Maybe you are just jealous of his good looks.

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Good riddance. See you later you lazy bum.

Story is also on rds http://www.rds.ca/hockey/chroniques/347890.html

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NHL GM's are small-minded, should've signed him.

This BS is exactly why we have so many scrubs instead of good European players in their mid-late 20s who weren't ever drafted.

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It was totally predictable.

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It's funny how Radulov has the ability to ruin two careers at once.

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Saw this coming before the Nashville trade. Much as he was a pain in the ass to watch. I thought some teams who top notch scoring might have taken a chance with Kostitsyn was their secondary option but c'est la vie.

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It's funny how Radulov has the ability to ruin two careers at once.
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Another weapon for Kuznetsov. Hopefully Traktor wins the Gagarin Cup this season. Don't want to leave Kuzy any reasons to stay in the KHL longer after his current deal expires.

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If you play lazy in the NHL and **** up during a playoff run, you're probably in another league soon.

Not surprised.

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Not really surprised he jet for the KHL after what happened last year in Nashville during the playoffs

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Im shocked no one in the NHL would take him. He was tied for our 2nd most talented forward last year (behind Rads, tied with Erat). Even with the incident, I would have taken him back at 2mil.

Well, I guess GMs disagreed.

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I was hoping the Predators would re-sign him. Contrary to what I've been reading, he was pretty good in the playoffs compared to other players like his little brother who went totally invisible. He gave the team more strength on the left wing improved the powerplay.

Whatever.

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He's got every bit of talent and size to be a top liner in the NHL in my opinion but it seems as if his head just isn't in the right spot. A lot of GM's were likely weary towards him because drama seems to follow this guy around.

He should be in the NHL though, don't get me wrong, he's an elite talent. Sucks that no one would take him on as a sort of reclamation project type deal for 1 year, but, way she goes.

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Maybe he just wanted more money than NHL GMs would offer?

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Good for him. I'm one of the few Preds fans who kind of wanted AK back. Radulov, not so much, but I liked Kostitsyn's game, and both he and his brother seemed legitimately happy to be playing together again in Nashville. Best of luck, AK

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