Shocking Allegations Made Against Former Canadien Sergei Kostitsyn

Published December 13, 2023 at 2:40 PM

The Montreal Canadiens have had a few brother duos in their organization over the past decades.

More recently, we can mention the Xhekaj brothers with Arber and Florian. There were also the Latendresse brothers, Guillaume and Olivier. However, the duo that made the most headlines in Montreal during their time was undoubtedly the Kostitsyn brothers, Andrei and Sergei.

The two enigmatic brothers had a roller-coaster career, and they also made headlines a few times due to problems off the ice.

We can particularly recall the story involving the Kostitsyns and Roman Hamrlik in 2009, which was linked to organized crime in Montreal.

In connection with the younger of the two Belarusian brothers, while he was on the very popular podcast Spittin' Chiclets, Hal Gill, another former Canadien, made a shocking revelation about Sergei.

"He was a horrible person in Montreal. He was a bad teammate, a bad person. When I found him in Nashville, I didn't want to be around that guy."

Wow! He didn't mince words about his former teammate with the Canadiens.

The worst part is that the two players crossed paths again in a new organization later in their careers, when they both played for the Nashville Predators.

However, the tall defenseman declared that Sergei, the problem child, was not the same man anymore.

"He comes to me: Hi! How are you? How have you been?" I immediately thought: "Ok, this can't be him." We had a conversation. And he was really playing well in Nashville."

He also mentions that Barry Trotz, who was the head coach of the Preds at that time, sat down every morning with Sergei and his bowl of cereal just to chat. Wow!

Since Sergei had his two best seasons under Trotz's leadership, scoring 50 and 43 points respectively, double what he was producing in Montreal, it seems that Trotz had the recipe to make Sergei work.

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Shocking Allegations Made Against Former Canadien Sergei Kostitsyn

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