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Andrei Kostitsyn's Future: Is it in Montreal?

View Poll Results: What will happen to Le Frère André?
Traded before trade deadline 98 54.14%
Departure as UFA 25 13.81%
Back in Montreal next year 58 32.04%
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02-14-2012, 07:40 PM
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Hopefully he's gone. Has talent but is a passenger for wayyyyyyy too many. Bring back some assets and forget about the Belarussian Brothers and their mob ties.
Do you have any evidence of this because I believe the police and the NHL came back without evidence to support that claim.

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02-14-2012, 07:41 PM
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Hopefully hes gone next year.

This guy has had enough chances already. Hes nothing more than a third line player. Unless he signs for less than 3 mil...i hope hes gone.

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He's going to get traded, and that's not what I want, just what I think.

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02-14-2012, 07:48 PM
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He's a goner. Would've been kind of nice to have a coach that doesn't put leashes on offensive players to see what he can do. Hell, Carbs got more out of him than JM and RC.

Might see that elsewhere.

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Kostitsyn has evolved over the past 36 months. His effort has improved greatly and it shows on the ice. Fans still think his potential is a 40 goal guy (based on his skills - yes) BUT we have to learn to think of him as a solid 2nd-3rd line winger who can score in streaks and play surprisingly gritty for a conventional Russian skilled winger (see players not named Ovechkin).

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02-14-2012, 07:57 PM
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Okay, let's come down to the essential question on Andrei Kostitsyn. Will he stay or is he done here?
I voted to trade him. Habs can use the extra first round pick. Bourque is similar player who is signed. Leblanc should be given AK's spot in near future.

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02-14-2012, 08:07 PM
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I voted to trade him. Habs can use the extra first round pick. Bourque is similar player who is signed. Leblanc should be given AK's spot in near future.
We are lucky if we get a second round draft pick for him.... cant blame you for optimism

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02-14-2012, 08:09 PM
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02-14-2012, 08:15 PM
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Certainly the most puzzling player in the last decade for the Habs

All the tools. No toolbox.

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I believe he'll be traded, but I'd like to see him stick around. There is nobody in the organization to replace him and I think it's pretty likely a UFA would be more frustrating and more expensive.

When Kostitsyn is on a good line with a decent amount of ice time I think he's pretty good. He's not super consistent game-to-game, but few of our players are outside of Price, Gorges, Cole, and Plekanec.

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Certainly the most puzzling player in the last decade for the Habs

All the tools. No toolbox.
nicely said... a nice sportscar without an engine...

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AK will not get 20 goals this year....
I agree with you.

Not if he gets 4 minutes a game. Then again, Crosby wouldn't score 20 goals with 4 minutes per game and no PP time.

In any case, I don't expect to see him with the team next year and a lot of people will be happy about that. I think I would even be happy about it. At least we could begin talking about something more constructive.

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Probably not, but you never know. I hope it is because for some reason I can't help but like him, even though he's been disappointing.

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Certainly the most puzzling player in the last decade for the Habs

All the tools. No toolbox.
He has had a puzzling career. Some of it self inflicted and some of it not. Is it more puzzling than Gomez or Cammalleri?

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Is it that freaking hard to put him back with eller? geez..

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He has had a puzzling career. Some of it self inflicted and some of it not. Is it more puzzling than Gomez or Cammalleri?
At least these two had a couple of great great seasons elsewhere, something AK never achieved in Montreal.

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At least these two had a couple of great great seasons elsewhere, something AK never achieved in Montreal.
Yeah those great seasons in Calgary and Jersey helped us a lot.

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02-14-2012, 08:27 PM
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Yeah those great seasons in Calgary and Jersey helped us a lot.
No of course...

But drafting Carter or Getzlaf back in 2003 (a much needed big skilled center) probably had prevented Gainey to shop for a center like Gomez 5 years later. And we would still have McDonagh on our D.

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If that thread is not locked tomorrow i'm blowing up and saying things that will get me banned.

Oh and please Mods lock this.

All this AK bashing freaking non-sens

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02-14-2012, 08:36 PM
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If that thread is not locked tomorrow i'm blowing up and saying things that will get me banned.

Oh and please Mods lock this.

All this AK bashing freaking non-sens
I've seen worse bashing than that.

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If that thread is not locked tomorrow i'm blowing up and saying things that will get me banned.

Oh and please Mods lock this.

All this AK bashing freaking non-sens
It's a discussion, no real bashing here.

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Actually, it's a shame he was stuck in the Montreal defensive system. That whole prospect defensive ******** turned all our skilled forward to whatever. It's easy to understand why these same players, when traded, becomes first lines potential.

He has the skill to be a 60-70 points player per year... but will never get that far until he his traded.

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02-14-2012, 09:18 PM
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Hard to guess.

But I think he will be trade. Leblanc will take his place on the 3rd line next year. Habs will probably trade for a guy who will play with Plek and Bourque and of course AK will play top 6 minutes on another team and he will produce .

Deja vu

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I agree with you.

Not if he gets 4 minutes a game. Then again, Crosby wouldn't score 20 goals with 4 minutes per game and no PP time.

In any case, I don't expect to see him with the team next year and a lot of people will be happy about that. I think I would even be happy about it. At least we could begin talking about something more constructive.
Like *****ing about how Andrei Kostitsyn is on pace to score 20-25 with another team for a decent enough cap hit?

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The day Kostitsyn gets traded is going to be a dark day for habs fan. I guarantee it.

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