TSN TV Schedule TSN2 TV Schedule
Blogs

McKenzie: Kostitsyn's teammates don't want him around

Bob McKenzie
5/6/2010 3:40:08 PM
Decrease Text SizeIncrease Text Size
Text Size

There's not much doubt what the Montreal Canadiens - and that includes management, coaching staff and players - would like to do with Sergei Kostitsyn right about now.

Kick his butt down Rue Ste. Catherine on the way out of town would appear to sum it up.

But it's in no one's best interest at this moment to make a spectacle of the Sergei Kostitsyn situation.

The Canadiens are getting ready for tonight's Game 4 against the Pittsburgh Penguins, down 2-1 in the series.

Actually, Sergei Kostitsyn, based on his ample talent and skill, is a player who could help the Canadiens right now. The Canadiens are lacking depth. Some of their better players look as though they may be wearing down.

But the Canadiens have no intention of giving Kostitsyn that opportunity because they believe his attitude has been so negative and his work ethic so abysmal. His overheard verbal exchange with netminder Carey Price - Price called him out for not doing some extra work at practice - highlighted what is known to one and all. Kostitsyn is on his own program and the situation appears to be beyond salvage.

Kostitsyn's teammates would rather lose without him than take their chances with him in the lineup.

That Sergei's brother Andrei is supposed to be a top six forward complicates things as well.

The bottom line, though, is that Sergei Kostitsyn has no real future with the team. But he won't be officially banished right now because that would be a distraction in the middle of a playoff series and besides, the Canadiens don't want do anything publicly to further diminish a clearly diminishing asset they'll try to move in the off season.

But the fact he wasn't skating with the team today at the game-day skate tells you everything you need to know about his status with the team.

He doesn't have any.

Bob McKenzie

Podcasts

TSN 1050: Macko & Cauz: July 24 - Andrew Stoeten

Andrew Stoeten of DrunkJaysFans.com joins Macko & Cauz to discuss Aaron Sanchez's debut, Marcus Stroman, the Blue Jays' farm system, and more.

TSN 1050: Mike Richards In the Morning: July 16th - Hour 3

Hour 3 of Mike Richards in the morning.

TSN 1050: TSN Drive with Dave Naylor: Hour Two- May 29

Dave Naylor and Jeff O'Neill are joined by Bob McKenzie, Dirk Hayhurst and Tyler Ennis.


More Podcasts

Follow Us!

There's a new Twitter feed that will make you a real TSN.ca insider! Follow twitter.com/TSN_Sports_Buzz to get updates on the latest blogs, best videos and more!


More about TSN on Twitter...



Cabbie on TSN.ca

Check out Cabbie's unique take on sports broadcasting and interviewing, poking fun at sports headlines, high-profile athletes and sports personalities. More...


Brendan Shanahan's niece Brenna is an 18-year-old lacrosse player from Mimico, Ontario, who has earned a scholarship to Division 1 Canisius College. More...

Podcasts

TSN 690 oranges @ halftime Aug 19

Joined in studio w/Paul Desbaillets co-founder of annual soccer charity event GOAL MTL. We chat w/Susan Bell, Danny Smiles, UM02 Carlos & Heath Pearce

TSN 690 oranges @ halftime Aug 19: Susan Bell

Fund Development Director of Tyndale St-George discusses GOAL MTL's legacy and the impact the funds raised have on her community

TSN 690 oranges @ halftime Aug 19: Danny Smiles

Runner Up in 2013's Top Chef Canada, Chef to the stars at Osheaga chats about why he actively supports and participates in GOAL MTL


More Podcasts

© 2014
All rights reserved.
Bell Media Television