Defensively, his positioning was as good as any player on the team. He never backed down from a physical battle, he forechecked like a demon, and there could never be any doubt about his work ethic or intensity. Aside from his size, he was the kind of fourth-liner every coach dreams of.
— Jonathan makes the case for Patrick Thoresen's next shot at the NHL. Jonathan is not alone as both Pat from BDHS and C&B have asked for an Electric Norseman revival. There's no reason the Oilers shouldn't head into next season wtih Thoresen as the fourth-line center.