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02-03-2012, 03:49 PM
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Hope he lights it up PPG style with the Wild. He showed heart and took a ton of criticism (rightfully deserved), but he seems like a nice guy.

Good riddance however.

Wellman is younger, has a lower cap hit, is on a 2-way deal and has more points than Christensen in 6 less games. It's a steal.
That incredible huh? lol

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Liking this trade, been a fan of Wellman since he signed with Minnesota. Saw a little of him last year when he was with the team. Should be a good fit on the Whale, and will be a nice fill in should there be injury (he could get the fill in now with Rupp's potential broken finger).

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02-03-2012, 04:16 PM
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I really liked EC when we first brought him on. Seemed quiet, reserved, kind of awkward. I rooted for him. I eventually grew tired of his inconsistent play, and the comments about Avery rubbed me the wrong way.

All in all, I was pretty indifferent towards him. Thought he was a weird dude, but I harbor no ill will. I wish him luck.

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02-03-2012, 04:19 PM
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Awesome. I'm assuming Wellman is also not good, so I doubt he will be a spare forward in NY right as in he should probably stay in Hartford?

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02-03-2012, 04:30 PM
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Awesome. I'm assuming Wellman is also not good, so I doubt he will be a spare forward in NY right as in he should probably stay in Hartford?
I think worst case he's Chad Kolarik. Very good AHL player who will get the occasional cup of coffee with the big club.

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02-03-2012, 05:48 PM
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Saves the Rangers some money on the cap and they get a player to help the Whale hopefully pull out of their snide. Wellman is a pretty good young player.
Rated at 6`1" and 161 lbs. has to be incorrect?
http://www.eliteprospects.com/player.php?player=17844

What they mean by conditional?

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02-03-2012, 05:54 PM
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Rated at 6`1" and 161 lbs. has to be incorrect?
http://www.eliteprospects.com/player.php?player=17844

What they mean by conditional?
Either that, or we have a pretty good explanation why his scouting report says he doesnt have the physical tools for the NHL.

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Rated at 6`1" and 161 lbs. has to be incorrect?
http://www.eliteprospects.com/player.php?player=17844

What they mean by conditional?
conditional on him re-signing.

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I like this trade.

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I like this trade.
Me too. One of the rare examples of addition by subtraction players that the Rangers had. Just not a good fit. Still, I don't get the hate on him. Avery situation included. I was pretty upset with him at that point, but came to realize that he was just different.

The other thing, this thread is 6 pages long.

Amazing. Gotta give it to passionate Rangers fans. Imagine if something substantial goes down.

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The way I see it is that Wellman can't be any worse than Christensen.

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Good luck EC. I sincerely hope he tears it up in Minnesota. Ranger fans always need a whipping boy no matter what. John Mitchell better get ready.

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Good luck EC. I sincerely hope he tears it up in Minnesota. Ranger fans always need a whipping boy no matter what. John Mitchell better get ready.
Hahaha. Completely agreed on all points.

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What happened between EC and Avery?

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Good luck EC. Can't say I'll miss him but I wish him the best.

I'm not really expecting much from Wellman, but if he turns out anything like Mitchell then I'd be more than satisfied.

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Here's to this become the next Gomez for McDonagh

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I wish crusher all the best. I always liked the guy. He got us some valuable points via the shoot out. He scored a big goal against washington in the playoffs last year. He didn't have a spot on this team though. I don't argue with the trade and hope we can use the extra space to solidify our team going forward.

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02-03-2012, 10:36 PM
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Good luck to EC in Minnesota. I hope he can find a spot over there...if not, we could see the end of EC in the NHL.

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02-03-2012, 11:13 PM
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The 6-foot, 173-pound Wellman, 24, has been assigned to Connecticut (AHL). Wellman has two goals and five assists in 14 games for the Wild this season and four goals and nine assists in 41 games over three seasons for Minnesota. He also has 14 goals and 12 assists in 26 games for Houston (AHL).
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Erik Christensen hopefully does okay, but it's really up to him. Since I don't see the kind of effort and heart that I like to see, it only follows that I don't really give a crap what he does.

He's gone, and that is just fine. The whole thought of having some guy who shows up unpredictably and is OK because he does not cost a ton, and is a SO specialist, makes me barf.
I am not neutral about EC, I am happy that he has been traded.

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I don't see what the big deal about that was. Avery did sucker punch him.

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I think it's a good trade for both teams. I mean, Wellman has the potential to become a great player. He just didn't fit in the Wild organization. Hope he has a nice career with the Rangers.

As for Christensen, it's a brand new change for him. He has a pretty good shot and obviously, he's an upgrade for the shootout for sure. I'm looking forward to see what he can do with the Wild. He has the NHL experience which most of the Wild forwards haven't right now. Not to mention, the Pittsburgh connection with Fletcher and Yeo.

Not sure if you're interested but here's his last interview as a member of the NYR/CT Whale organization.



Also, more Wellman highlights:



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If you watch these highlight videos & didn't know any better, you'd think Christensen would have been the next coming of Mario Lemieux. He does have great hands.

Enver Lisin looked great too in highlights, but he was more Mike Gartner-ish.

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