NHL Game Day: Sergei Kostitsyn, Francis Bouillon’s Montreal Canadiens Homecoming

November 18th, 2010 by Kamal Panesar Leave a reply »
UPDATE - 1:58 PM: Habs Inside/Out is reporting that Jacques Martin expects Jeff Halpern to play tonight but said it will be a game time decision. Also, the Canadiens have recalled Yannick Weber from the Hamilton Bulldogs.


The Montreal Canadiens—fresh off a four-game winning streak that saw them defeat the Boston Bruins, Vancouver Canucks and Philadelphia Flyers—will welcome two former teammates back to town tonight: Sergei Kostitsyn and Francis Bouillon.

Bouillon is a player who fans adored while he was wearing the bleu, blanc and rouge, but Kostitsyn is a player who seemed to polarize the fanbase in Montreal.

Loved for his incredible skill set and hated for his lack of heart, Kostitsyn burned a trail of ego, narcissism and childish behaviour that would rival any Hollywood diva.

Traded out of town this past summer for the rights to Dustin Boyd and Dan Ellis, Kostitsyn makes his first appearance in Montreal since the trade.

The Team 990's Shaun Starr reported on Twitter that:

"I asked coach Trotz on Sergei K's practice & off-ice habits. "We'd like to see more, but, he's been playi ...

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