After coming out of nowhere to lead the Predators in scoring during the 2010-11 season, Kostitsyn agreed to a one-year contract for last season, and even though his numbers took a minor step back, he was still one of the team's top wingers. The dropoff from 23 to 17 goals scored is almost entirely attributable to his shooting percentage coming back to Earth (going from 24.7% to 17.5%).

In the playoffs, SK74's scoring dried up, as he tallied just one goal and one assist in 10 games, which some fans have speculated may have been due to poor influences from his brother Andrei along with Alexander Radulov. Now that the two Wild & Crazy Guys have left town, while we get to see the SK74 who earned his way into the hearts of Preds fans?