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LATEST | Important detail regarding Andrei Kuzmenko emerges: Says a lot about the direction the team is headed

Published December 22, 2023 at 12:59
BY FELIP GOSSELIN
     
Many conversations have surrounded Andrei Kuzmenko's role with the team after he was made a healthy scratch during back-to-back games.

Tocchet has been harsh on his forward since he's been trying to rope him into his systems and culture. Kuzmenko hasn't been scoring as much as he had last year, and apart from his scoring, his contribution to the team has been close to none.

His agent opened up on the subject and stated there were no communication issues between the parties and that both parties knew this was only for the players' best.

A close source to the team, Rob Williams, reflected on Kuzmenko's reaction, and it says a lot about both parties:


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@RobTheHockeyGuy on #Canucks' Andrei Kuzmenko:

"He seems to have a pretty good attitude...play the two-way game that Tocchet wants...I'm team patience...a little bit like Brock Boeser last year."
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#BetTheResponsibleWay #BetwayCanada


Known to be an agent who isn't scared to ask for trades out, like it happened with Zadorov, both the team and the player's attitude suggest that they are looking to build from it and aren't looking to part ways.

The fact that Kuzmenko still shows a good attitude powerfully demonstrates his willingness to improve and work on his game. At this point, there is no indication that he'll be back in the line-up before the Canucks' game against the Sharks. Still, it would be a good opportunity for Kuzmenko to jump back in, especially after the team struggled offensively and on the power play.
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