Canucks sign Matt Pettinger. Will wear #13
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11-02-2009, 04:16 PM
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Christensen is a terrible player. He's good in shootouts and looks like he has some skill, but it never translates, and he's failed to produce even when played with elite linemates at times in Pittsburgh and Anaheim. And he's a godawfully soft player who is terrible in his own zone.
As a 3rd/4th line stopgap who can be serviceable at both ends of the rink and finish his checks, Pettinger is highly preferrable.
Absolutely agree. Christensen defines soft and one way (and not even that good going that one way). He is on waivers for a reason.
Think Petttinger wanted to play locally. Went to the Moose to get on with the Canucks. To me Pettinger is very mediocre. Kinda of tweener - not good enough offensively to play top 6 and not really good enough defensively or tough enough to be considered a prime 3rd or 4th line player. Was drafted for his offense but couldn't produce enough to play that role in the NHL. Players like him sometimes can modify their game enough to take on another role and maybe this is possible with Pettinger.
I wonder the impact on the Canuck overall cap position. They have room for the contract and the deal must be a two way deal. Could be Pettinger ends up being in a Baumgartner/Keane situation where he becomes a leader on the Moose and sometimes callup for the Canucks.
Rypien, Hordichuk (based on toughness), Hansen> Pettinger
Glass, Bolduc = Pettinger
Pettinger > Johnson, Bliznak (right now)
Pettinger >>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>Rome as a winger
See Shirokov, Grabner in a different role
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