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11-03-2011, 09:08 PM
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Originally Posted by we want cup View Post
Christensen was just talking about how he prepares for the shootout. Says he thinks about what he's going to do and visualizes it repeatedly. Might explain why a guy with so much skill can't do it consistently in-game. He doesn't have the instincts.

Compare that to a guy like Gaborik, who is lethal (when he's healthy), but hasn't been able to produce in the shootout, typically. He's all instinct.
I would say he does have the instincts, but they don't come to him quick enough. He has the instincts in the SO or on break-aways and sometimes one-on-one. But it takes too long for them to develop in his head.

It's like the mouse is running around in his head in a maze and is missing an eye and a sense of smell. Eventually it will get to the end or the cheese, but it takes a bit longer than a healthy mouse. If we can get him a new mouse, he will be fine.

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