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04-03-2012, 10:46 AM
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Originally Posted by nickschultzfan View Post
Christensen sucks. Veilleux sucks. Ortmeyer sucks. Peters sucks. Powe sucks. Johnson was semi-good for the first 20 games, now he sucks.

None of these guys are top-9 material on a decent team, and none would be on the 4th line for a playoff team, except for maybe Powe. They are bodies, and that's it.

Christensen only saving grace is his shootout skills. He'll have 5-10 good games, and 10-30 invisible game. Not somebody to rely on in the top-6. During injuries next year, I rather give guys like Phillips or Coyle shots in the top-6 instead of Christensen.

You want to sign Christensen as "13th-man shoot-out specialist"? Well, that would first require Yeo to predict which games will be going to shoot-out, and then slot him into a roster spot, where he will be inferior to pretty much everybody or take away a chance from one of the prospects who are actually in the Wild's long-term plan.
Christensen is a depth forward. A literal 13th forward in the "swapping tough guy" sense. Kassian isn't going to play every game. Is there any reason to suit Kassian up when we're playing against Montreal? No, so you put EC in instead. It's not a "13th forward for shootout specialist" mentality, it's a "depth forward who you consider for situational use and emergency injury replacement."

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