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03-12-2008, 09:52 AM
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Sergei Kostitsyn Player Comparison??

I actually just mentionned this on the NHL Forum, but which current player in the NHL reminds you of S. Kost??

Having seen Backstrom from Washington play enough times now, he seriously reminds me of the guy.If he had anywhere near a finisher like Ovechkin on his line, he would be setting him up left and right. How many points do you think he would have this year if he had a "REAL" goal scorer on his line??

Which player do you find he most compares to??

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I said it before and I will repeat it again, Sergei Kostitsyn does reminds me of a bigger version of Marc Savard. They have very similar skillset.

Backstrom doesn't have the grit, work ethic and pestiness of Sergei

They have similar playmaking abilities though

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I actually just mentionned this on the NHL Forum, but which current player in the NHL reminds you of S. Kost??

Having seen Backstrom from Washington play enough times now, he seriously reminds me of the guy.If he had anywhere near a finisher like Ovechkin on his line, he would be setting him up left and right. How many points do you think he would have this year if he had a "REAL" goal scorer on his line??

Which player do you find he most compares to??
Forsberg

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A poor man's Alex Tanguay. (Maybe not so poor)

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He reminds me of Ovechkin except completely different

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He's hard to pin down, but poor man's Forsberg works, at least in the offensive end.

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He kind of reminds me of Parise...

But what the hell do I know.

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Sergei Kostitsyn is Sergei Kostitsyn. He's an unique player. Other players will be compared to him in the future.

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Hemsky.

Although Kostitsyn has more of a mean streak.

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S.Kostitsyn = God

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I like the Marc Savard comparison, except Kostitsyn has a bit more grit and a better shot.

But as a passer, the best in the NHL is between Marc Savard & Joe Thornton.

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Okay, I know you are going to laugh at this one but his vision and passing skills remind me a lot of a young Mike Ribeiro. Sergei is a better skater and a lot more physical but both of them have an innate creativity that can't be taught.

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A poor man's Alex Tanguay. (Maybe not so poor)
I agree with you, AD.

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Okay, I know you are going to laugh at this one but his vision and passing skills remind me a lot of a young Mike Ribeiro. Sergei is a better skater and a lot more physical but both of them have an innate creativity that can't be taught.
HE does not remind me of Ribeiro at all. Sergei creates a lot of his offence with speed.

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A younger, slightly slower and slightly more physical version of Koivu.

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The way he plays he reminds me of Forsberg.He still has a long way to go before having a career like Peter but the way he plays and those back hand saucer passes remind me of Peter so much

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Can't think of any comparison...and I never like doing comparisons anyways.

But it's a treat to watch him come down his right wing, stickhandling, keeping his head up looking for the trailer. He never panicks with the puck, he's just a great all-around player, he can play in any situation and I really think Carbo's become his # 1 fan. Where would the Habs be had he made the team out of camp.

I honestly thought Sergei was at least 1 year away from making this team and that was in the best of scenarios.

I saw Sergei when he arrived in North America at the rookie tournament, this is the rookie tournament where Latendresse really shined (the first year he was sent back to the Q).

Sergei looked like a 15 yr old kid, he was small, skinny and looked terrified. Even against many other junior aged players and free agent tryouts. His first scrimmage game he was barely noticeable, then he got better the next game, then even better the one after...since then, everytime i've seen him, he's continued to get better and better. I'm really shocked at how good he's become. He's a catalyst in the Habs great season so far

I didn't catch the last 8 mins of the game, I understand he played some center in place of Plekanec? Can somene confirm for me?

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Marc Savard, minus locker room garbage, plus gritty play.

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[QUOTE=417;13051566]Can't think of any comparison...and I never like doing comparisons anyways.

But it's a treat to watch him come down his right wing, stickhandling, keeping his head up looking for the trailer. He never panicks with the puck, he's just a great all-around player, he can play in any situation and I really think Carbo's become his # 1 fan. Where would the Habs be had he made the team out of camp.

I honestly thought Sergei was at least 1 year away from making this team and that was in the best of scenarios.

I saw Sergei when he arrived in North America at the rookie tournament, this is the rookie tournament where Latendresse really shined (the first year he was sent back to the Q).

Sergei looked like a 15 yr old kid, he was small, skinny and looked terrified. Even against many other junior aged players and free agent tryouts. His first scrimmage game he was barely noticeable, then he got better the next game, then even better the one after...since then, everytime i've seen him, he's continued to get better and better. I'm really shocked at how good he's become. He's a catalyst in the Habs great season so far

I didn't catch the last 8 mins of the game, I understand he played some center in place of Plekanec? Can somene confirm for me?[/QUOTE]

Yes he played centre on the Kovalev line in place of Plekanec who is still a little under the weather I imagine.

He almost set up Koivu again with a sweet one on one play against one of the Devils. he deked him right out of his joke and put it in fron to Koivu. It is in those situations that i wish we had more of a pure goal scorer as Koivu doesn't have a really strong shot from 20 feet out...

He also lined up a Devils player who was coming out from behind his net and just missed him...He's a fiery little bugger

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Marc Savard, minus locker room garbage, plus gritty play.
I think Savard isn't "locker room" garbage anymore.

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The kid brings intageables that preimier players drafted top 5 often have, he can take a regular shift against just about anyone on the other team. I think playing for the Knights having Hunter as a coach was a perfect fit for him in jr really gave him confidence and introduced him to the North American game.

He does it all really he sets up plays he can finnish throw his weight around and because of his speed can backcheck.

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A poor man's Alex Tanguay. (Maybe not so poor)
Agreed.

$17,955,000 Total NHL fortune accumulated from 1989 to 2008 for Alex Tanguay.

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Sergei K may be a few inches taller and a more gritty player, but his stickhandling skills, his playmaking and his wrist shot all remind me of Daniel Briere. I think their skating strides are kind of similar too.

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