I thought as well that AK was impressive when he was recalled.
But on the other hand, I think this wouldn't be fair for Perezhogin if we didn't give him another chance on the top 3 lines. In that optic, it would be useless to recall AK to give him 4th line icetime.
I don't know about you, but I think Streit should get back to the 4th line. He was making our checking line look awesome. I also think that he can do a way better job than Rivet on the powerplay.
Why not AK with Bonk & Johson, and Perez on the top line ? If it doesn't work out we switch them.
In your opinion, does Ryder DESERVE to be on that top line ?
Have you watched any recent games?? He's been playing great at forward and may have found his NHL calling. I don't hate him as a d-man, but I really like him as a winger who can move to the point on the PP and not cost us defensively.
As for A. Kost, I think my avatar gives it away that I am a big fan and would love to see him given a shot. However, if Gainey is able to rope in a natural scorer before the deadline, I'd be happy to wait until next year for Kosty.
The message sent is just bad in my opinion. Kostitsyn was asked to start working harder and produce more, he does all of that, we have trouble scoring but then guys like Downey and Murray are there and not him. He's no saviour, but at least a bigger offensive thread than those guys.
Carbo's obsession with work overshadows the need of pure talent on this team.
I'd say defiently, this team is in a slump and unless we get a shake-up soon via trade we need a change. Kost is playing very well in the AHL leading the team in +/- he's proved he can play the defensive game now don't see how we can have a potential top 6 player in the minors and have Garth and Downey as regulars. Of course Kost wouldn't be playing those roles he'd need top 6 minuets but it's not as if our top 2 scoring lines are spoken for whatso ever, theres definetly room.
I say let him finish the season with the Habs. He can replace Sammy.
I think all this guy needs is a fair shot. He has been very impressive imo when re-called. You can definately see that the potential is there.
Put him on one of the top 3 lines and see what he can do.
I think he can score some goals for us. I mean, we're struggling offensively..why not re-call a guy who can put the puck in the net?
I agree he should be called up, but only if he's going to play on one of our top 2 lines. Let Perez have the first chance to replace Sammy and let Kosty, finish the year in Hamilton, unless we run into injury problems.
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No he doesn't. He sucked when they gave him a chance. Cool, is dominating the AHL, but Carbo sent him down because he thought he was lazy. We guys want another lazy player on our team? Gimme a break!
He did great during his 2nd call-up last year. Fine he didnt do anything offensively this year but god he was playing with a RW at Center position and a guy who just get waived. Cant ask him to pull an hat trick every night with these guys...