One of the many balls that Pierre Gauthier is juggling these days fell into his lap today with word that the Habs’ General Manager has signed potential restricted free agent Andrei Kostitsyn to a one-year deal.
Habs fans, I’m sure, probably don’t know whether to cheer or cry.  Because that’s the kind of hit-and-miss career Kostitsyn has had with the Canadiens.
Kostitsyn made $3.25 million with the Canadiens last season and both sides apparently settled for the same number for the 2011-2012 NHL campaign.  He’ll end up being either a bargain, or a bust.  You pick it.  Personally, I have no problem with today’s announcement.  I do have a problem, however, with the career that Kostitsyn has forged ever since the Habs made him their number one pick, 10th overall, in the 2003 NHL Entry Draft.

About ahefter

I have covered hockey extensively during my 30-year sports broadcasting career. From the Miracle on Ice at Lake Placid to the Edmonton Oiler dynasty years, I've shared my views on hockey with listeners in Montreal, Toronto and Vancouver. You can "catch me in action" on Youtube at the following URL: My radio stops include TSN 690 Montreal, CJAD Montreal, CKNW Vancouver, and CKEY Toronto. I also ran the Canadian Press sports desk (radio). My travels as a network reporter have taken me to four Olympics, most recently Vancouver 2010. I'm currently an Applied Assistant Professor within the School of Communication at the University of Hartford.
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