Originally Posted by Jason_Banks
he is posted as 6-1, but the defence around him and the forwards he plays agaisnt outsize him, in this day 6-6-2 sometimes isnt big enough... and honsetly walking up to him... he isn't much taller than me and I'm 5-10ish... I'd give him a 6 foot maybe... he does have a good weight and has had it for a while I'll give him that...
I see many poor decisions on a nightly basis...
For those trying to follow Kostka: we have seen many of examples both of these in my scouting report the past couple nights vs NYI and he was eaten apart by the Nash, Gaborik and Richards line
He is now -7 and Phanuef is -8 in 5 games this year...
Kostka tho should not shoulder all the blame for the poor past 2 games... but he has shown an inablity to help... he was shoved off the puck several times tonight by the bigger Ranger forwards working on him low, and he and Phanuef made one poor neutral zone choice on coverage CBC outlined after the game...
As I spoke earlier with 3 points in 5 games is an offensive D but all 3 of the points are on the powerplay... but his game 5 on 5 is not translateing well at all for the 4 games I've so far (mind you his last 2 have been his worst, the other 2 he looked fine dong small things)... but he is also being mis-used on the top pairing when if they are using him he should be a bottom pairing utility guy that would play the Powerplay... Much like Andy Delmore...
F: H Sedin, Plekanec, Kovalchuck, Perry, Cammalleri, Oshie, Stepan, Anisimov, Kunitz, Justin Williams, Little, Baertchi, Huberdeau, Olli Jokinen, Eberle, Rattie, Alfredsson
D: Boumeester, Green, Carlson, Vlasic, Del Zotto, Myers, Scandella
G: Niemi, Varlamov, Neuvirth, Harding, Ramo, Vasilevski