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04-19-2011, 03:14 AM
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IMO I don't think Christensen lacks heart. Last season down the stretch he was playing dinged up (didn't he have a separated shoulder?) and kept us going with points in the games Gaborik was out.

Too often, because high energy guys like Prust and Cally are the face of "heart," if a player doesn't hit everything that moves and fly around the ice with reckless abandon for their body they don't have heart. Nikolai Zherdev didn't have heart. I don't see that with Christensen, I just see a calm player that plays a different style. He's hardly lazy. I don't see him gliding on the ice. I don't see him floating in the defensive zone.

He just doesn't have it all together, and you're right when you say he has a low hockey IQ. Confidence and hockey IQ are the two main things holding him back, to me at least.

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