Montreal Canadiens: Kostitsyn’s Version 2.0

March 14th, 2010 by Chris Read Leave a reply »
It seems as though something has lit a fire under the Kostitsyn Brothers in Montreal.  While there is no telling whether the reason is Olympics, injury, media scrutiny or just a will to want to be better teammates, the brothers have been playing inspired hockey as of late.

Remember the beginning of the season? Sergei seemed to be on the way out, unhappy with his demotion to Hamilton.  That shifted the spotlight onto Andrei, who struggled out of the gate with only five points in his first twenty games.

Fast forward to today's date...

Sergei's confidence seems to grow in chunks with each game he plays.  I'm sure a great Olympic showing didn't hurt, the younger Kos put together a team leading five points in the four games he played for Belarus. 

At only 22 years of age, Sergei seems to have grown up a lot this season and it hasn't gone unnoticed by his teammates.  “Sergei looks like he’s gaining confidence and when he has that, he’s more patient with the puck and has more poise,” noted Domenic Moore, “It will only get better as our line clicks even more.&rdqu ...

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