Tuesday, October 23, 2012

Sergei Kostitsyn Speaks, Montreal Teams, NHL and NHLPA Quiet, More

Sergei Kostitsyn - Nashville Predators v Phoenix Coyotes - Game Two
Good AM hockey fans!

Sergei Kostisyn has done well as a member of the Nashville Predators. A player in the 45-50 point range for the Tennessee team, he has been one of their better offensive producers in the regular season.

But I'll bet a lot of Montreal fans remembered why he got traded yesterday.

According to The Globe and Mail, the Belarussian forwards claims that it would be better for the lockout to drag on and that he can not adapt to North American mentalities.

Not exactly spark-plug comments, but if he were still playing in the fishbowl environment of the Montreal Canadiens, this would add another unnecessary distraction to the team.

Habs and Hockey News

- TSN's John Bartlett looks at some other teams garnering attention in the Montreal area.

- Tomas Plekanec, who is the third best scorer amongst overseas NHLers, is enjoying his experience in Kladno but is looking forward to return to Montreal.

- Alex Galchecnyuk is picking up his game with the Sarnia Sting after missing most of last season.

- No CBA talks are scheduled as the NHL's Thursday deadline approaches. According to the league, after October 25th, it will not be possible to salvage a full 82-game season.

- Ken Campbell insists the NHL must not have a misguided sense of urgency regarding cramming in an 82-game schedule and needs to get the CBA right.

- Elsewhere, Kevin Allen presents his list of ten things that need to happen for the lockout to end.

(Photo by Christian Petersen/Getty Images North America)


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