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Andrei Kostitsyn traded to Nashville

Posted on: February 27, 2012 10:52 am
Edited on: February 27, 2012 11:46 am
 
PredatorsCanadiensBy: Adam Gretz

Reunions seem to be the theme of the week in the NHL.

After the Los Angeles Kings reunited long-time teammates Jeff Carter and Mike Richards, the Nashville Predators have reunited the Kostitsyn brothers after acquiring Andrei Kostitsyn from the Montreal Canadiens in exchange for a 2013 second-round draft pick, as well as the conditional draft pick that Montreal sent to Nashville last week in the Hal Gill trade.

This move, of course, will reunite Andrei with his brother, Sergei, as the two were teammates in Montreal between 2007 and 2010. The Canadiens acquired Sergei following the 2009-10 season in a deal that sent Dan Ellis and Dustin Boyd to Montreal.

In 53 games this season for the Canadiens Kostitsyn (Andrei) has scored 12 goals to go with 12 assists, and for his career has been a player that you can usually pencil in for 20 goals over the course of a full season. Going to Nashville worked out quite well for his brother and perhaps the change of scenery and getting away from the constant circus that is Montreal will have a similar impact here.

Given the price it took to make this happen, it's definitely a worthwile risk for Nashville.

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Comments

Since: Sep 16, 2007
Posted on: February 28, 2012 12:37 am
 

Andrei Kostitsyn traded to Nashville

The Preds are welcome to a player that shows up every 4th game or so. Want another dozen of them?



Since: May 13, 2011
Posted on: February 27, 2012 4:18 pm
 

Andrei Kostitsyn traded to Nashville

Typical Preds style, add a guy that can score around only 20 goals a season max if he plays 70+ games for a cheap price.

Best move by them the Gaustad trade. Bid face-off man upgrade and toughness.

This team is going to be a pain in the arse in the playoffs. Could have long run this year.

Weber and Suter may or may not be impressed by Poile's moves. We will see in near future if they end up resigning with them.




Since: Sep 16, 2007
Posted on: February 27, 2012 2:38 pm
 

Andrei Kostitsyn traded to Nashville

Good riddance.



Since: Aug 22, 2008
Posted on: February 27, 2012 12:45 pm
 

Andrei Kostitsyn traded to Nashville

"... the constant circus that is Montreal..."

Wow! Really? I had no idea! :)



Since: Sep 5, 2006
Posted on: February 27, 2012 12:24 pm
 

Andrei Kostitsyn traded to Nashville

Mentioned this a month ago to a hockey buddy, as a deal with upside for both parties, and both brothers. Glad to see it happen, very glad to see the Preds make a solid and aggressive move to break the ice on the day!

Good luck to all. Montreal will look better in the rear view mirror in a few years for them both. 



Since: Aug 25, 2006
Posted on: February 27, 2012 11:32 am
 

Andrei Kostitsyn traded to Nashville

Called it!  Shows commitment to Sergei...maybe can get a longer term contract done.



Since: Feb 20, 2012
Posted on: February 27, 2012 11:16 am
 

Andrei Kostitsyn traded to Nashville

A good low cost addition for Nashville.


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