Tuesday, March 07, 2006

Erik Christensen sent down

Yesterday, the Pens sent Erik Christensen back down to Wilkes-Barre.

It's probably better for him to get some more experience in the minors so he can develop consistency and confidence. I think he could be a good offensive player in the NHL, especially with the puck handling skills he's displayed and the shot he has. Hopefully he keeps building on that and returns to Pittsburgh next season ready to win a job.

Shane Endicott was in the lineup tonight in Christensen's place.


Will said...

I agree, I really like him but he still seems a little star struck when he's out there. I think the rest of the season down in WB will do him good and hopefully he'll get some confidence and be ready to make the squad next season.

ees said...

I don't like it. I'm not a fan of the being called up & sent back down repeatively thing. I think it's probably bad for their mental state.
Just look at Fleury. I'm convinced he would be a much better goalie now, if they wouldn't of kept bringing him up & sending him down.
I'm still waiting for them to bring Maxime Talbot back up. The Olympic Break is over. Bring the kid back.