Jacques Martin Has To Give Andrei Kostitsyn a Fair Shot

Posted: 28th October 2009 by Felix Sicard in NHL
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Andrei Kostitsyn has been placed in a bad situation by his coach and by the media that covers his team. His coach has demoted him to the fourth line and benches him with regularity. Benoit Brunet, color commentator of the Canadiens on RDS, regularly lambastes Kostitsyn's work ethic and attitude. In other words, things are not going well for the 10th overall pick of the 2003 draft, one of the deepest drafts in NHL history. But the blame is not all on him. I am all for keeping players accountable, but in this case "coach" is taking it too far. The elder Kostitsyn appears lazy on some plays, but you can tell that when he gets the puck in the offensive, he can make things happen. In Monday's game against the New York Islanders, Benoit Brunet said on the air that "things happen when he shoots, ...

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