could Katstitsn be a kovalev type player when he gets NHL ready?
Could be! That's one good preview that the recent success of the Kovalev-Koivu-Zednik line gives us... we can see how that line is clicking with that type of player up there (ie. not Bulis, not Perreault). Kastitsyn doesn't seem to me to have the speed and polish that Kovalev does (and he definitely doesn't have the physique), but if he can one day be a top offensive player, then we can see now how that can help us. The line has been dominant lately against Boston. Having a dominant line instead of a bunch of chip-in contribution lines would be nice!