I propose that a Shootout Specialist is worth more to a team than a Goon
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04-04-2011, 05:50 AM
Join Date: Sep 2007
A one-dimensional goon really doesn't add much to any team. The way the game is right now, a heavyweight doesn't protect you team in any way, shape or form, because nobody has to fight him. In the end the only player on the other team that might be afraid of a guy like Boogard is the other team's goon. Boogard can't protect anybody on the team, and certainly not Hank. In 90% of the cases Hank gets run he wouldn't even be on the ice.
A shootout specialist at least directly increases your point total, and for a fringe playoff team like us right now even a couple of points in the standings are huge. And cry all you want about Christensen's inconsistency (I absolutely agree that it's maddening), he turns up every once in a while and then he scores some very important goals. So even if he really just turns up every 10 games by scoring important goals or shootout winners, that's at least eight points we're talking about, or the difference between being in the thick of the playoff race, being out of it.
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