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11-18-2008, 09:52 PM
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A. Kostitsyn the new scapegoat

Andrei Kostitsyn is officially the new scapegoat, at least that's what it would seem watching the game on RDS. After hearing Brunet and Houde on his case every game, it hit a new low on "L'anti-chambre" tonight, where Le Baron is constantly on his case, blaming him for a lack of effort and for getting more ice time than Latendresse and Lapierre.

So I have to ask, am I the only one who think A. Kost is actually one of our better players right now? He is probably the only player on the team who actually uses his shot, and he creates a few scoring chances every game.

If you are going to chose a scapegoat, which I think is ridiculous to begin with because none of the players deserve any praise right now, there are a dozens of players on the team to chose before him in my opinion. I guess it's easier to blame the Belarussian though, that way you can use the argument: "You can't put him in the press box because he's going to bolt back to Russia."

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He was hands down our best skater tonight.

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He was awesome tonight. Andrei looks like a new man playing away from Kovalev.

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blaming him for a lack of effort and for getting more ice time than Latendresse and Lapierre.
How are people with these opinions allowed to analyze hockey on TV?

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Crazy. Andrei Kostitsyn has looked stronger and stronger the last few games. He's getting back to himself. I'm seeing the creativity and confidence coming back.

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He was hands down our best skater tonight.
HANDS DOWN.

But Le Baron thinks Lats is better. Sticking up for the french guy, of course. Maybe he watch the game rather then play Mr.Language Police.

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So I have to ask, am I the only one who think A. Kost is actually one of our better players right now? He is probably the only player on the team who actually uses his shot, and he creates a few scoring chances every game.
No, you aren't. At the very least, he's trying to get things going right now. Had a strong game against the Blues (with a goal), and another tonight against the Canes, with his best chance ringing off the post.

I'd like to see him tone down the chippy play (butt-ends, elbows, crosschecks) since I think he's going to get called on it eventually, but he's showing signs that he's returning to last year's form.

And for the love of god, play him on the Right Wing.

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Andrei was way better than a lots of our fowards tonight.

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Is that what they're seriously saying? Because that's pathetic. A. Kost was very good in the Blues game and was great tonight, probably our best forward along with Latendresse. I would love to see some of their examples to back up this so-called horrid play.

At least pick on Kovalev. Easy target maybe but he actually deserves to be the scapegoat.

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Kostitsyn is one of our better players right now; though I don't think that's saying much. It seems for every decent rush, hard hit, or laser beam shot; AK46 is just as likely to let the puck roll off his stick, struggle to get the puck out of his own zone, or make the extra pass (seems more prominent since paired with Sergei).

So yes, he one of our better players right now, which tells you everything you need to know about the state of the Habs on November 19, 2008.

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He was the best forward tonight, so that's pretty lame.

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I don't know why we can't make a poster here the scapegoat.

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He was our best skater tonight and if that shot wouldn't of hit the post and went in it would have been nice. I'd like to see him start racking up the points though and im sure he will after we stop sucking.

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I'm sure he would suck at being the scapegoat too

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Best player tonight I think. Removing him from Kovalev's line made one hell of a difference.

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Le Baron is a ****in imbecile. Always has been, always will. He's our version of Don Cherry, without the hockey experience or knowledge..

And let's not get started on Lats and Lapierre, the dear Quebecois players who get put on a pedestal so easily.

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If Andrei keeps playing like this, the puck is going to start going in for him. He is definitely not one of the problems on the Habs.

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I thought he was our best player tonight. Carbo must have taken notice because he even had AK46 out on the PK in the 3rd period tonight.

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Andrei Kostitsyn is officially the new scapegoat, at least that's what it would seem watching the game on RDS. After hearing Brunet and Houde on his case every game, it hit a new low on "L'anti-chambre" tonight, where Le Baron is constantly on his case, blaming him for a lack of effort and for getting more ice time than Latendresse and Lapierre.

So I have to ask, am I the only one who think A. Kost is actually one of our better players right now? He is probably the only player on the team who actually uses his shot, and he creates a few scoring chances every game.

If you are going to chose a scapegoat, which I think is ridiculous to begin with because none of the players deserve any praise right now, there are a dozens of players on the team to chose before him in my opinion. I guess it's easier to blame the Belarussian though, that way you can use the argument: "You can't put him in the press box because he's going to bolt back to Russia."
I never watched that show before but with dumb comments like that I won't bother.

Before crapping on A.Kost, I'd crap on his brother or Plekanec. He's one of the few players taht generated anything tonight. Even Tanguay looked bad as well as Higgins, those guys were always flat footed and not doing much.

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Le Baron is a ****in imbecile. Always has been, always will. He's our version of Don Cherry, without the hockey experience or knowledge..

And let's not get started on Lats and Lapierre, the dear Quebecois players who get put on a pedestal so easily.
Amen.

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Andrei had the biggest presence out of anyone in the first 3 lines. His low point production is what's putting a target on his back. I mean the guy was benchpressing defenders, hit a post and launched quality shots. Surely not to be blaimed.

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Hate to say it but it's looking more and more like Kovalev is the problem.

He just deflates and kills any line that he's one by hogging the puck, won't work the boards, tries to too much by himself, weak give aways, and still wants to be the IT guy.

Look what new life has been given to Andrei after he's been moved off of Kovalev's line. He was the most dangerous for CH tonight...but that's not saying that much.

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obrynes mine. he shouldnt be in the nhl.

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Listenning to Le Baron a bit more closely, I think he's only using Kostitsyn as a [weak] argument to say that Latendresse is being misused.

Wow... does that show try to become the new 110%? It was very intelligent discussion yesterday with Patrick Roy, and tonight we have Maxim Martin saying "Is Koivu playing the baby and asking not to play with Latendresse."

I should not watch that stuff, I guess I'm stupid enough to get frustrated, and that's probably what they're looking for.

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Listenning to Le Baron a bit more closely, I think he's only using Kostitsyn as a [weak] argument to say that Latendresse is being misused.

Wow... does that show try to become the new 110%? It was very intelligent discussion yesterday with Patrick Roy, and tonight we have Maxim Martin saying "Is Koivu playing the baby and asking not to play with Latendresse."

I should not watch that stuff, I guess I'm stupid enough to get frustrated, and that's probably what they're looking for.
And that's your cue to change the channel.

Is this what passes for hockey talk in Montreal? Jesus Christ I'd rather listen to the leaf boosters on hockeycentral do a 5 hour Leaf game preview than listen to that crap.

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Listenning to Le Baron a bit more closely, I think he's only using Kostitsyn as a [weak] argument to say that Latendresse is being misused.

Wow... does that show try to become the new 110%? It was very intelligent discussion yesterday with Patrick Roy, and tonight we have Maxim Martin saying "Is Koivu playing the baby and asking not to play with Latendresse."

I should not watch that stuff, I guess I'm stupid enough to get frustrated, and that's probably what they're looking for.
From what I've seen it seems to be RDS' answer to 110%...which means they're probably going to be trying to outdraw eachother in the ratings by saying the most outlandish, inflammatory things possible to get people to tune in.

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