i'm sure its been suggested in one of the threads but i gotta ask the question... with the lack of offense and offensive creativity in the last 2 games, why not let Kostitsyn dress up tonight? He could provide a spark and/or a change. Much better choice than Downey or Sunny i'd say.
I don't understand why Gainey wouldn't do this.... also gives the kid some exposure to NHL playoff hockey.
guy's maybe he doesnt know Kost enough, or hockey for that matter.
Kost is an excellent prospect but he does have lots of holes in his game.. and some of thoses is turnovers and defensive coverage.. doesnt mean one day he wont be a complete player, but to put a rookie who isnt even establish in the NHL wouldnt be a good move. gotta play safe bud. next year maybe.
maybe they think ( habs organisation ) that is not ready to play under that pressure ...
Or maybe they dont want to play a kid who spent most of the year in the minors... Its part of the team concept IMO, Kost has been a Bulldogs most of the year... He will have his chance next season... Guys like Coté, Lapierre, Ferland will have theirs as well.. I would be surprised to see Latendresse making on the other side, will have to play another junior year and highly probably 1 full season the in AHL.