Erik Christensen Appreciation Thread (Re-sign him!)
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04-13-2010, 06:29 PM
Join Date: Feb 2002
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Um where did I say he would be our 2nd line center?
Well, what are you touting him for? Do you really think that this is a top-line center? If not, then do you think that he is a 3rd line center capable of going up against the other teams top line in a defensive roles?
1M for a 45 point scorer that can be put on any of the top 3 lines if need be for injuries or whatever is a steal.
That's just my point. Point out the playoff teams on which Christensen would be considered a top-2 line center? If not there, then why here? And since he does not have the attributes that I would look for in a 3rd line center, he is nowhere.
What does Kotalik and his 3M/4YR contract have to do with him?
From a production point, Kotalik was not all that different than Christensen. And did not nearly spend as much time with Gaborik.
Your entire argument is horrible, I don't care how many teams want him as a 2nd line center or understand the relevance.
The relevance is that it seems that unless he can produce as a top-6 forward, then he is useless. Especially since I do not consider him to be a 3rd line option as I do not view his defensive prowers to be noteworthy. And I do not view a player with his offensive production, and given how long he got to play at a top-6 forward, as a particularly enticing option. I do not believe that contending teams have Christensen as a top-6 forward.
So yes, THAT is his endorsement. Unless you have a better idea to spend less then around 1M on a player who will score us 40-45 points.
In a capped league, I would find a better use for the money.
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