The only problem I have with that 4th line playing time is when they are used.Carbo needs to understand that they won't get him a goal when we need one.When the game is tied or we are in the lead fine play the regular lines,but like I said the only problem I have with Carbo is sending that 4th line when we need a goalie!
Andrei Kostitsyn did GREAT . Hit hard along the boards, take control of the puck, works hard behind the net, agressive puck-protection, impressive defensive plays.... wow... that's what he needs to do EVERYNIGHT : to work hard.
Andrei Kostitsyn deserves to be a top 6 players for the rest of the year? It all depens on how Andrei will handle his play. If he continue to show commitment to work hard : fine ; if he wants to take some shift off and play a soft unwilligness play : hamilton.
i wonder how many games kost has to play like this to shut up the people around here that think he sucks and doesn't work hard.
since he has been called up i thought he was one of the best forwards MTL had. i don't get to see practice so i can't speak for his effort there. hopefully he can please cabs enough to get ice time because he might be key to saving the playoff drive for this team.
Last edited by Darz: 03-14-2007 at 10:15 AM.
Look at their career histories, knock off this season and compare.
Sure Kostitsyn had a great game tonight and Samsonov has been a complete failure, but if you'd asked 1000 hockey people before the season who would have had more success in the upcoming season... three Habs fans would have been the only people not to vote Samsonov.
yeha i guess your right, when i saw we signed sammy i was excited, rookie of the year, and 75pt season, i really had big expectations for him. but at 3.5mil, he was a total flop! we need to get rid of him...
i woner how many games kost has to play liek this to shut up the people around here that thinsk he sucks and doesn't work hard.
since he has been calle dupo i thought he wa sone of the best forwards MTL had. i don't get to see practice so i can't speak for his effort there. hopefully he can please cabs enough to get ice time because he migth be key to saving the playoff drive for this team.
I think the way Kosty played tonight will go along way to shutting up his critics.
You will get arguments in some corners that Kostitsyn is the top player in the AHL this season. A combination of salary cap and numbers have limited the Belarusian to just a handful of NHL games this season, but it's clear that the winger with the booming shot is ready to make the jump. He played 10 games with the Canadiens this year, posting three assists. With 21 goals and 31 assists in 50 games with the Hamilton Bulldogs, Kostitsyn has worked hard on his play away from the puck and on making his own shots, and he's expected to be a contributing regular at the NHL level next season.