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04-19-2011, 02:06 PM
Can't Beat Him
Join Date: Jul 2005
Location: Washington, DC
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We would be out of playoffs if Carolina won their last game, primarily because of the shootouts.
If instead of Christensen we had let's say some Fedotenko clone that came to us for a tryout, we would have likely allowed fewer goals, especially on the PK and would have more regular wins.
BTW rookie Zuccarello also had 5 shootout goals.
Right, and if we had some Evgeny Malkin clone instead of Christensen, we'd have scored way more goals and won more games as a result. If we had Pavel Datsyuk, then Stepan's contributions would look pretty meek, right? You don't ignore a player's contributions because another player on another team could have performed better.
Christensen didn't construct the roster. Sather did, and Glen employs Christensen as a depth forward who excels in shootouts. Christensen did a decent job at what was asked of him. One of his primary responsibilities is to perform in the shootout, and in that respect he was light out.
Rookie Zuccarello, with his shootout success, was also a reason that we made the playoffs. What's your point? We're discussing Christensen here.
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