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02-04-2013, 06:57 AM
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Good on him, now let him play SECOND PAIRING powerplay time, not first. Please and thank you.

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IMO he has the potential to turn out to be a fine Top 4 Dman.

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I like what he brings & how well he is adapting to the NHL. His PP needs work if they want to keep using him tho. Nothing new around here.

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02-04-2013, 08:23 AM
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"The PP", "The PP", "The PP", "The PP"

he gets the puck to Kessel and he can't score.
he gets the puck to Dion and he blasts it at: Lupul's arm, the glass, the ads, the netting, the scoreboard, the cbc announcers, the fans, a nun, the mayor, one of Luke's troops, carlton the bear, etc.
he gets the puck to Bozak and he makes a bad play (much like a 3rd line would).


The PP woes are not on him at all.

We need Kostka. He's playing well.

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02-04-2013, 08:48 AM
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he gets the puck to Kessel and he can't score.
he gets the puck to Dion and he blasts it at: Lupul's arm, the glass, the ads, the netting, the scoreboard, the cbc announcers, the fans, a nun, the mayor, one of Luke's troops, carlton the bear, etc.
he gets the puck to Bozak and he makes a bad play (much like a 3rd line would).


The PP woes are not on him at all.

We need Kostka. He's playing well.
I swear if Kostka keeps it up he is going to fetch a decent return at some point. Just need Bozak in top form then would be moving his ass for 1c upgrade.

Cammalleri anybody? Cams grabs and Kadri are a legit top 3 line c's. not a true 1c in the mix but to me 3 2c is better then 1 elite 1c

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02-04-2013, 09:00 AM
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I swear if Kostka keeps it up he is going to fetch a decent return at some point. Just need Bozak in top form then would be moving his ass for 1c upgrade.

Cammalleri anybody? Cams grabs and Kadri are a legit top 3 line c's. not a true 1c in the mix but to me 3 2c is better then 1 elite 1c
isn't Cammalleri a winger?

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02-04-2013, 09:01 AM
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isn't Cammalleri a winger?
He is very much listed as C

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02-04-2013, 09:25 AM
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Kostka has quietly become the leafs top point producer. Even Phaneuf is sucking it offensively with one point. I'd assume Carlyle is rewarding Kostka with ice time because he is an effective offensive weapon and compensating for Phaneuf's shortcomings on that pairing

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he gets the puck to Kessel and he can't score.
he gets the puck to Dion and he blasts it at: Lupul's arm, the glass, the ads, the netting, the scoreboard, the cbc announcers, the fans, a nun, the mayor, one of Luke's troops, carlton the bear, etc.
he gets the puck to Bozak and he makes a bad play (much like a 3rd line would).


The PP woes are not on him at all.

We need Kostka. He's playing well.
You actually watch hockey, good on you

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I still can't understand why they won't use Liles on the top PP.

Makes me scratch my head so hard....

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02-04-2013, 09:43 AM
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Kostka isnt terrible on the PP, but having either liles or franson on the 1st unit would probably make an improvement. IMO Kostka just doesn't make fluid decisions, he seems very indecisive, and takes far too long to make a pass or shoot, almost like he's playing at an AHL pace.

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I still can't understand why they won't use Liles on the top PP.

Makes me scratch my head so hard....
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I still can't understand why they won't use Liles on the top PP.

Makes me scratch my head so hard....
liles has been useless/ unnoticeable everywehere else so until he steps up his game the coach wont utilize him anywhere else since he hasnt earned it.

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02-04-2013, 09:54 AM
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liles has been useless/ unnoticeable everywehere else so until he steps up his game the coach wont utilize him anywhere else since he hasnt earned it.
bashing liles in a mike kostka PP thread.

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bashing liles in a mike kostka PP thread.
Im just simply replying to a comment that I thought was kinda ridiculous. Take it easy. Enjoy your day!

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02-04-2013, 10:30 AM
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It looks like you watch hockey too! Now post pics of your Eric Lindros Quebec Nordiques jersey.

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I still can't understand why they won't use Liles on the top PP.

Makes me scratch my head so hard....
Kadri should get a chance in that spot. Not Liles.

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he gets the puck to Kessel and he can't score.
he gets the puck to Dion and he blasts it at: Lupul's arm, the glass, the ads, the netting, the scoreboard, the cbc announcers, the fans, a nun, the mayor, one of Luke's troops, carlton the bear, etc.
he gets the puck to Bozak and he makes a bad play (much like a 3rd line would).


The PP woes are not on him at all.

We need Kostka. He's playing well.


You really nailed Dion...
Only one you missed was the mascot!

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02-04-2013, 10:49 AM
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he gets the puck to Kessel and he can't score.
he gets the puck to Dion and he blasts it at: Lupul's arm, the glass, the ads, the netting, the scoreboard, the cbc announcers, the fans, a nun, the mayor, one of Luke's troops, carlton the bear, etc.
he gets the puck to Bozak and he makes a bad play (much like a 3rd line would).


The PP woes are not on him at all.

We need Kostka. He's playing well.
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You really nailed Dion...
Only one you missed was the mascot!
Nope, got him too.

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02-04-2013, 01:31 PM
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Once our blueline is healthy, I really don't see a place for Kostka on this team

Phaneuf-Gunnar
Gardiner-Komi
Liles-Franson

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IMO he has the potential to turn out to be a fine Top 4 Dman.
the number 4 guy with powerplay possibilities, still hasn't shown it yet.

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02-04-2013, 01:48 PM
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Once our blueline is healthy, I really don't see a place for Kostka on this team

Phaneuf-Gunnar
Gardiner-Komi
Liles-Franson
He'll be playing with Liles. Franson the scratch.

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02-04-2013, 06:55 PM
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I think Randy Carlyle was a Norris winning defenceman, wasn't he? And he's coached a lot of NHL defencemen. Now this Leafs coach has decided Mike Kostka is good enough to be granted major minutes.

Carlyle is wise, and spot on with this guy. Kostka is improving every game, and he's not anywhere near peaking.

And some mental midgets on this board are slamming it. Unbelievable.

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02-04-2013, 08:20 PM
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It's kind of funny how a guy like Kostka, who can basically play a regular shift competently and skate and handle the puck and not look too out of place at that can spend so many years buried in the AHL and then you have guys like Luke Schenn who don't regularly show that level of competence be a five year NHL veteran.

Seems like Carlyle is bringing him along a bit like a Francois Beauchemin.

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I'm sorry, but he looked like a steaming turd tonight. I haven't seen that many mistakes since Anders Eriksson. Even Khavanov or Komisarek have never looked so out of place.

I want accountability here. Someone plays like crap, they get benched, not the most minutes the next night. Kostka deserves to be benched. So does Kessel, not for poor play, cause he has the chances, but selfish play. Go and get a greasy one instead of the the pretty wrister. More accountability from Carlyle, less country club.

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