Sergei Kostitsyn isn’t like every European hockey player. He likes it here. He’s a guy who’s young (21), really talented and will get even more talented, and when asked by a reporter if he’d consider going to the mostly- Russian Kontinental Hockey League (KHL) for more money, he said, “Are you kidding? Leave the best league in the world?”
“My time will come,” he said about making big money in the NHL. And he said he’s been warned by others that no matter how good you were the first year, the second will be much harder.
Sergei and his older brother Andrei, who’s 23, are shining examples in Montreal of young skilled speedsters who are both the present and the future of the Montreal Canadiens. They fit right in, they’re fast and crafty, and both play with a certain edge. Especially Sergei.
These are two key members of the Montreal Canadiens, and they want to be Montreal Canadiens. They play just the style that Montreal has been known for for fifty years; fast, creative, and explosive. And in the past, opposing players have roughed them up, and both never backed down.
Georges Laraque will step in too, so these brothers can wheel and produce in a big way.
If the Kostitsyn’s are firing on all cylinders this season, Montreal’s going to have an amazing team.