I'll answer that for you. They'll point out Parise, Getzlaf, Richards, and Carters stats in their second full season and say that it's not out of the question for AKost to become as good as those guys once he's given the chance. Sad, I know.
I'd rather have an excellent Parise instead of hoping for an excellent AKost
Trading them would be stupid. It's just their 2nd year for both of them. If every team traded players because they weren't producing after 2seasons, a lot of teams would have lost key players.
Note that A.Kost 49Goals in 2 seasons, that's 24.5 G average which isn't too shabby especially considering a bad season for him is 23G.
Both of them had great 1st seasons, now that they have a bad second we need to trade them?..They're not allowed to have a 2nd chance?
They messed up this year. Maybe they won't be impressive in the POs too.
But we have to be patient enough to at least give them a second chance next year.
What if they do have great seasons next year, 60-70ish each with A.Kost breaking 30G mark??..What would their value be at that time?..
If they still have disappointing season, there value won't be lower than it is now seeing as they'll still be young.
We need to keep them unless it means getting a huge impactful superstar
i'm as frustrated as everyone else that A.Kost didn't improve on last season, but then again I also remember that not that long ago a 23 goal scorer would have been a godsend for us...
they are too young an too talented to be given up on at this point, and considering that they are both coming off a difficult season (on/off the ice), it's likely that their value to other teams is no where near what their value is to us, both now and potential wise.
so, for me, the only way I'd move them is if they were part of a package for a superstar in the Lecavalier/Kovalchuk mode, and that is clearly unlikely.
trading them for pics or prospect as someone mentioned would be sheer lunacy... both kost brothers are doing well for where we got them (everyone forgets that kost is still ahead of many other 2003 first rounders, development wise, and he is only in his 2nd full season), why would we take a step back and risk ending up with worse players?
Sergei could have some value for the Hawks as well, because of Kane.
However, I think it is time Habs fans realize Timmins and Co. totally missed the boat in 2003.
Carter, Richards, Parise, Getzlaf... all big-time leaders nowadays. Kostitsyn has been given a lot of chances, but can't seem to get rid of his inconsistency. Let's just hope he can help the team and not hinder its chances in this year's playoffs.
From Chicago, I would love to get Brouwer, Byfuglien, Barker and/or Skille... for the bros, I think we would have to add something more just to get Barker alone, but perhaps not... Brouwer, while not a great skater would add dearly needed size, goal scoring potential and physical aggression on our top lines, Byfuglien I'm still not sure, he showed he could score and is built like a tank, but his decision making seem inconsistent, and Skille would be a throw-in, I don't think he has alot of scoring potential, but he has good size, is very fast and I think play very good defensively, could be great with Laps and Lats.
But that's probably just wishful thinking, if they get ever get traded it better be for something worthwhile...
Can we maybe try to pry Jonathan Toews from Chicago? Thats my boy right there.
Might be really tough, but that would be awesome... they'd need a center back, cause after Toews they have Sharp and Bolland, but I think Sharp is mostly used as a winger, and Bolland isn't exactly a scoring center... perhaps if we ship the whole '2nd line', Kost bros and Pleks ?
Or a 3-way trade with Pittsburgh... but I won't risk myself making a proposal.