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04-03-2012, 10:17 AM
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Here's the problem with Christensen. Assuming they keep one (or both) of Bouchard and Latendresse, EC will be moved down the lineup into a depth role, where he sucks, and then he'll "lose his confidence" and spend the next six weeks trying to find it.

He's the kind of guy you have to cater to in your lineup. I'm guessing that's why he never sticks around for more than a year with any team. I'm sure Torts wasn't going to be super patient trying to let a 15-20 goal scorer "find his game" on the top line with Gaborik.

Great guy for the kind of team that doesn't intend to go anywhere. He'll get you some wins for cheap and then you shuffle him out when he goes cold.

But to rely on him in the top six if you've got players that can give you more on a reliable basis...that's just foolish.

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