Probably worth taking a flyer on, atleast for right now and until the injury and illness situations sort themselves out. He's kind of like Brodziak in that he's soft as kleenex, but he can actually skate decently and has more talent. Good temp. fill-in.
Unless he's really matured since junior I wouldn't touch the kid...when he was traded from the Blazers the entire team was so happy, I guess he was just a terrible, horrible teammate, and a total cancer in the dressing room during his days out here. That said, he does have some skill, and if that attitude has changed then I wouldn't be opposed to taking him.
Maybe its me, but I don't see anything special in him.....
Never really developed .... doesn't really hit from what I read. At 25 years of age I don't see why. He's good at Faceoffs, and isn't a small player? ....
A guy like Bett's has more value and does the same thing plus kill PK .....
he's complete garbage.. stunk in atlanta, now stinking it up in anaheim.. neither team is particularly deep so they needed this guy yet he's dissapointed..
so what exactly kind of role do you think he'd be so great for this team?..
In that's the case I think he'd fit right in with this sad sack bunch. Would be pretty hard to be worse than Nilsson, Cogliano or O'Sully right now, so the more the merrier! Can't have too many second-rate top 9 players who wouldn't throw a hit to save their life.
Last edited by KarmaPolice: 11-02-2009 at 08:27 PM.
YES we should grab him. We need more soft forwards who are supposed to be scorers but don't score and aren't very good in their own end either. It's a bonus that he has a reputation of being a selfish player who is not liked by his teammates.
NO THANKS! Let's not grab more of the same and make a move just to make a move.
Is he Springfield's shutdown centre? 3 points in 13 games isn't too impressive.
I don't think he'd be relied on for points there or in Edmonton, but he's probably someone who can add more balance to the line-up. I don't think anyone was hoping for Christensen to come here and be a top six guy either though.