Erik Christensen Appreciation Thread (Re-sign him!)
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03-27-2010, 04:42 PM
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Well what happens if they go out and sign Kovalchuk? I doubt Torts would want to play them together because then the other team can stack their defense on one line. You separate them and play two lines evenly like Pitt does with Malkin and Crosby.
World-class players make the players around them better, would it be nice to be able to have a playmaking center with both of them? Of course. However there is a salary cap and if a player has some chemistry with one of them then you leave him there and attempt to balance the rest of your lineup.
Who says we should sign Kovalchuk?
I think fiscally the Rangers aren't in the position to go get a guy like Kovalchuk. If they had more money freed up that'd be fine, but your right, we're in a salary cap era, and we have to resign Marc Staal and fill in other spots.
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