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“Of course, I want to come back here.”
Sergei Kostitsyn, a restricted free agent come July 1st, was adamant about his desire to return to Smashville next season, preferably with a contract that is for more than one season.
In a time when the KHL tries to lure Eastern European players away from the NHL, Kostitsyn not only wants to return to the Predators in the fall, but he wants to solidify the relationship for the long-term.
For the past two seasons, Kostitsyn has been signed to one-year deals with the Predators.
“My agent is going to talk to [General Manager David Poile] and [Barry] Trotz. We will see what is going to happen in the summer. I would like to stay here more than one year. We are going to talk about more than one year.”
Kostitsyn, a 7th round draft pick of the Montreal Canadiens in 2005, never seemed to fit in with the Habs. He wanted more playing time, ran into behavioral problems by missing a bus to a pre-season game in 2009, and was suspended by the team when he re...
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Relayed via the Nashville Predators, here’s some great news from the OHL about Austin Watson after his London Knights won the OHL championship this past Friday.
The press release is as follows:
“Knights’ Austin Watson Named OHL Player of the Week
For Immediate Release
Monday May 14, 2012
Toronto, ON – The Ontario Hockey League...
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