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06-10-2004, 10:20 AM
Blind Gardien
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Originally Posted by Beakermania
If Chipchura is compared to kirk muller/trevor linden then my question is:
Were these guys 3rd liners in their prime??
I dunno, I *try* to always put in some disclaimers when I compare Chipchura to guys like Muller and Linden. I mean, these days, Ilya Kovalchuk doesn't get 94 pts or have the kind of production that Muller and Linden did in their prime. Who's more talented? Muller and Linden in their primes would probably be good for 50-60 points today.

Anyway, I just mean that Chipchura plays a kind of style similar to those guys. It doesn't mean that I think he'll have a career of comparable magnitude. If that was the case, he'd be at least consensus #3 overall, with a chance at #2, not a candidate for #18. You kind of want to pick recognizable names when making a style comparison, otherwise the point doesn't get across, but then if you do that, well... you get what we have here today. Okay, let's go with Manny Malhotra or maybe Shawn Horcoff comparisons then.

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