Lost Sheep: The Story of Andrei Kostitsyn

Posted: 3rd November 2009 by Sebastien Tremblay in NHL
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Andrei, since arriving to North America a few years ago, has felt like a "lost cause." Lots of people agree and as many donÆt. Everybody has their own reason to determine the value of a player, talent, raw skills, size, grit, passion, dedication, pride in your game, contribution to the team and level of competitiveness. á But is he really a lost cause? Is he what all first round pick dread the most, a bust? á First, to give you an idea of what I call "passion and competitiveness," obviously, Ovechkin displays it every single time he hits the ice or you only need to look at a few successful fourth line players.

Now IÆm not saying a player needs to throw himself on the boards or do the "sticks on fire" dance every time he scores. But passion can be felt and makes a difference in ...

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