To be honest Im not that big on SK as a hockey talent ( I think his ceiling is borderline second line player, 3rd line player), or as a person with the way he has handled his situation. Having said that with Markov's injury this does open up an opportunity for two clubs to make a move.
To Tampa Bay:
Gives TB another option that MIGHT be able to click on the wing with Lecavalier and Tanguay, adds a little depth to the bottom lines if not. SK seems to have a bit of an attitude problem as a negative.
Gives Montreal a puck moving defensemen that can skate well and run the PP at a decent cap hit of 1.5M. As a negative here he is pretty soft.
How about Benoit Pouliot?
Both have similar attitude problems with potential high return.
Change of scenery for both may be just what the doctor ordered.
I would make that deal from Montreal's end.
For what it's worth, I have mused that SKostitsyn could turn out better than his brother. Mind you, I'm not a big fan of AKostitsyn. But I really do think that SKostitsyn has the potential to be a good top 6 player.
I am not the biggest Brouwer fan but I worry Sergei Kostitsyn wont ever get it together. And he wouldn't make the Blackhawks roster this year. He would have to go to Rockford and with our system having Skille, Aliu, Beach and Makarov it is questionable if he would be able to beat them out. Add the KHL factor and this just doesn't work