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11-04-2009, 02:37 AM
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Pick him up and then waive Nilson!! YES! THAT'S IT! WAIVE NILSON! MUAHAHAHAHA!

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11-04-2009, 04:30 AM
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I attempted to discuss this with Gregor and Barnes today and got shot down. I wonder what exactly happened with Christensen in Kamloops and Leduc that he's considered a cancer in the room?

Anyone? Anyone?

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11-04-2009, 06:41 AM
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Is he Springfield's shutdown centre? 3 points in 13 games isn't too impressive.
A better question might be; Could he make a legitimate AHL team ?

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11-04-2009, 02:48 PM
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Sounds like he's not much of a player save for the shootout. And even at that, from what I was able to find he's only 17/31 career, which is great don't get me wrong (Hemsky is apparently 15/45 career)... but does that make him worth carrying?



He's defensively weak and supposedly has no grit what so ever. Not exactly what this team needs more of.

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12-01-2009, 01:03 PM
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Christensen is again on waivers. Anaheim is giving him a chance to continue his career in the NHL.

With O'Marra now up, I'd like to see what he can do with a defensive center role. But I wouldn't be adverse to claiming Christensen still and attempt to rekindle something, even if it's for next year. Maybe we could even shut Horcoff down and tell him to get that shoulder fixed for next year.

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12-01-2009, 01:12 PM
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Christensen is again on waivers. Anaheim is giving him a chance to continue his career in the NHL.

With O'Marra now up, I'd like to see what he can do with a defensive center role. But I wouldn't be adverse to claiming Christensen still and attempt to rekindle something, even if it's for next year. Maybe we could even shut Horcoff down and tell him to get that shoulder fixed for next year.
I like your thinking. But then MacT will be sad that Horc won't be on Team Canada.

Anyhow is he on re-entry waivers at half price?

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12-01-2009, 01:16 PM
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I like your thinking. But then MacT will be sad that Horc won't be on Team Canada.

Anyhow is he on re-entry waivers at half price?
Not re-entry. He was sent on a conditioning stint to Manitoba, therefore was not re-assigned in the traditional sense.

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12-01-2009, 01:21 PM
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Not re-entry. He was sent on a conditioning stint to Manitoba, therefore was not re-assigned in the traditional sense.
Hmm, if he was on re-entry I would grab him and waive Nilsson without even thinking. But now I would be hesitant. I mean it would be a pretty low risk move. But the Oilers problem is that they have too many bodies.

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12-01-2009, 02:10 PM
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Hmm, if he was on re-entry I would grab him and waive Nilsson without even thinking. But now I would be hesitant. I mean it would be a pretty low risk move. But the Oilers problem is that they have too many bodies.
Is that the case still? We may indeed have too many contracts (I don't know the latest count) but with Hemsky out and the litany of injuries that are unlikely all be back in the lineup at some point together, I would say a veteran waived NHL'er would be a better option than O'Marra or McDonald. Not necessarily Christiansen, but someone like him.

That said, I think that making the Oilers a slightly better team this year might not actually be the right direction (TaylorHallTaylorHallTaylorHall).

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12-01-2009, 02:13 PM
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Nothing to see here. People are forgetting that Nilsson doesn't even have a spot on this team. When our players come back from injuries there will be no point in picking this guy up. He is a band-aid at the very most.

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Is that the case still? We may indeed have too many contracts (I don't know the latest count) but with Hemsky out and the litany of injuries that are unlikely all be back in the lineup at some point together, I would say a veteran waived NHL'er would be a better option than O'Marra or McDonald. Not necessarily Christiansen, but someone like him.

That said, I think that making the Oilers a slightly better team this year might not actually be the right direction (TaylorHallTaylorHallTaylorHall).
That's what I mean I don't have a problem at all having guys like O'Marra and McDonald in the line up right now.

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The Oilers really don't need of Christensen, a guy who lost all his quality in SoCal, who has no gritty, and can't score. End of the Story

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12-02-2009, 09:57 AM
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If not already mentioned, its because they picked up Chipchura from the habs....who would have looked good for the Oil....for a 4th rounder

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12-02-2009, 10:22 AM
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If not already mentioned, its because they picked up Chipchura from the habs....who would have looked good for the Oil....for a 4th rounder
I don't disagree about Chipper, but the Oilers aren't the kind of team that should be dealing picks.

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The Oilers really don't need of Christensen, a guy who lost all his quality in SoCal, who has no gritty, and can't score. End of the Story
They need him more then Nilsson.

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12-02-2009, 10:50 AM
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They need him more then Nilsson.
Regardless of who they need him more than. This season looks to be a pretty big write off. So picking up a guy on waivers is a pretty low risk potentially high reward type of move.

Not that he is a Peverly, but look at how he is doing in Atlanta since his arrival from waivers. Not everyone on waivers is garbage is the point.

Not that most of you will see the point you will straight to drawing conclusions that I am drawing Peverly to Christensen compariosons.

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12-02-2009, 11:44 AM
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well he was picked up by the NYR

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12-02-2009, 12:38 PM
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Christensen was one of the players that went to Atlanta in the Marian Hossa deal right?

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12-02-2009, 01:06 PM
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Christensen was one of the players that went to Atlanta in the Marian Hossa deal right?
Yea along with Colby Armstrong and Angelo Esposito IIRC

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Yea along with Colby Armstrong and Angelo Esposito IIRC
I remember at the time Pittsburg was criticized harshly for this deal saying that they were giving up a good chunk of their future and if they didn't win the cup that season it might be the end of the GM's time there and blah blah. Looks like that deal turned out pretty well for them. So far Armstrong is the only serviceable NHL player and he is only a 3rd liner at best.

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To echo MerryJ99 as it seems to have been lost in the shuffle,

"New York Rangers claim Christensen from Anaheim." -- Bobby Mac's Twitter

Thread needs a new title. How about "Player waived, HFOil goes nuts. Claimed by other team but world keeps spinning."

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I remember at the time Pittsburg was criticized harshly for this deal saying that they were giving up a good chunk of their future and if they didn't win the cup that season it might be the end of the GM's time there and blah blah. Looks like that deal turned out pretty well for them. So far Armstrong is the only serviceable NHL player and he is only a 3rd liner at best.
I don't know about that, he had 22 last year and is a pretty tough player. He might not be having the greatest year right now, but I'd love to have his size and drive on our 2nd line especially over some of the floaters who have occupied that line in the past couple of years.

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Yes, I know, another "OMG WE SHOULD CLAIM HIM" thread, but hear me out.

Christensen, besides being a known shootout specialist, is a 6'1 Edmonton boy who's still 25 years of age and found success early in his career. He's been very good on faceoffs except for the tumble he's taken this year in that stat category.

I'd waive MacIntyre and pick Christensen up.

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If we start building for shootout specialists we are already admitting defeat. Oilers need a face off specialist

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If we start building for shootout specialists we are already admitting defeat. Oilers need a face off specialist
Shootout specialists are what every team should have. Not saying that should be the only pro that player should have. How about a faceoff + shootout specialist?

Now we're talkin'.

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Soli, IDK, but you're my new BFF.

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