Guest JL Posted October 22, 2007 Report Share Posted October 22, 2007 Another disapointing first rounder, just like Perezhogin, Andrei has great technical abilities but seems to be lacking hockey sense or offensive awareness. His AHL numbers weren't very impressive so why should we expect better numbers at the NHL level? His lack of effort is also not helping his cause. We should give up on him!!! Trade him for a 7th round pick while he still has value. I strongly disagree with your assessment of Kostitsyn. It is not a lack of effort or skills, it's a lack of confidence. How long did it take Joe Thornton to become the player that he is? What about Vincent Lecavalier? Jason Spezza? Yet, they are all playing in their home country! I'm not comparing the players here, but the time it takes to develop into a good player in this league. Kostitsyn is not putting the points that we're expecting... yet. But I'm far from giving up on this guy. Look at what people were saying about Plekanec, who has half the skills that Kostitsyn has, and look at him now! Give it time people, don't jump the gun with the guy. He's showing some great things and he's as close to a potential superstar as we have in our system. Link to comment Share on other sites More sharing options...
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