Solid trade, he has 24 pts this year and we aren't making the playoffs. He will be a UFA. If we want him, we can still sign him if he tests the market. Finally we're getting picks back instead of letting players walk for nothing..
Arpon Basu @ArponBasu
While I believe #Habs couldn't expect more than a 2nd rounder for Kostitsyn, I will say this: 20-goal scorers don't grow on trees
For sure. Basu unlike many of us is intelligent. As an inconsistent 20 goal scorer and an UFA...You could not expect more than that. However, this team has indeed lost a legit goal-scoring threat. Hopefully, we will be able to draft a solid player with the second. Subban was a 2 round draft pick guys.
We traded a second and a fifth last year for Wisniewski who was a UFA having a career year, we just traded Kostitsyn who is a UFA having a rough year for a second and a fifth..
I'm one of Kostitsyn's biggest fans and he was misused here but its hard to expect anything more than a second rounder with the year he's had, also he's been average so far in the playoffs during his career.
I'm going to miss him but both sides needed a change of scenery IMO..