Seriously i think we sould send a letter to Kosto where we tell him that he has to tell Carbo that Tom doesn't want to play those minutes, even himself must be tired if this circus...
Maybe there is a simple reason for this. Hockey is a fast paced game and being a coach is a difficult job. You don't have much time to react to what is happening. Maybe Carbo thinks 'I need to get a line change, get some scoring going' and he looks along his bench for his red hot line. He sees the letters 'KOST...' on someone's back, taps him on the shoulder and says 'Your line's up next'. Of course, it's the wrong Kost line, but like I said, hockey is a fast paced game.
Originally Posted by habhob
I'm hoping he wasn't injured.
Hopefully he is okay although for the last few shifts he had in the 3rd, he looked dead tired out there. Unless he is injured, he should have been out there though. Hopefully that line keeps it rolling into the next game and beyond.
Terrible night for Koivu, Higgins, and Dags. Gainey has to find some one who fits that line via trade unless Kovalev comes back and can. I don't think you can continue to have two rookies on your top two lines. Its not a shot against Dagostini but Koivu can't carry those two especially when you don't know which Higgins will show up or Koivu for that matter. His career has taken its toll.
Maxpac, Pleks, and Kostitsyn. Its time for Akosts and Pleks to show what they are made of. I think these last few months will go a long way in determining whether they will be with the organization next year.
Over use of the bottom lines continues but Montreal also needs some star power and I am not talking Kovalev "star" power. You need a guy that can dominate a game or turn the flow especially when you are up against the likes of Malkin, Crosby tonight and Ovechkin last night. Those two have that extra gear and Montreal has no one to match.
Price allows 5 but I don't know what he really could of done. He wasn't weak by any means but too many breakdowns against the Pens.
Defensive coverage and turn overs continue to hamper Gorges and Komisarek. Something really doesn't look right with Komi.