Sergei Kostitsyn Adds Much-Needed Offense to Montreal Canadiens

Posted: 29th November 2009 by Felix Sicard in NHL
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Nov. 23, 2009, was a tumultuous day for the Montreal Canadiens. Golden boy Guillaume Latendresse was traded for Benoit Pouliot, and enfant terrible Sergei Kostitsyn was called up from Hamilton, ending a 20-game penitentiary in the minors for the disgruntled forward. In only a few days, Kostitsyn has gone from the Hamilton Bulldogs to the top line of the Montreal Canadiens. Not bad at all, although this can be mainly attributed to all the injuries the Canadiens have faced in the past week. In three games with the big club, the younger Kostitsyn has recorded two assists with a plus three rating. Again, not bad at all. But past the stats, Kostitsyn is also a legitimate offensive threat who can make things happen when the puck is on his stick. A gifted playmaker, he is also a nimble stickhandl ...

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