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Two Canadiens- One Up, One Down

from Allan Muir of Sports Illustrated,

Since joining the team on Nov. 29—not coincidentally, the last game before Latendresse began his exile—D’Agostini has four goals in six games and his energetic play has revitalized linemates Saku Koivu and Andrei Kostitsyn. It’s folly to think he can maintain this offensive pace, but 20 pounds heavier and two years smarter, he’s equipped to do all the little things that turn a prospect into a pro. At this point, a job is his to lose.

The same can’t be said for Latendresse, who seems ill prepared to handle his struggles. His confidence shot and his opportunities limited, he’s likely to remain on the outside looking in.

Could Latendresse have benefited from a more cautious route to the pros? Watching D’Agostini make the argument nightly, it’s hard to think otherwise.

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Also, in the KK Member Blog a few days ago, Slasher98 weighed in on D’Agostini too.

Filed in: NHL Teams, Montreal Canadiens, | KK Hockey | Permalink
  Tags: guillaume+latendresse, matt+d'agostini

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