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10-12-2008, 10:00 PM
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Originally Posted by Habnot View Post
But that s exactly the point. As a fourth liner why is Chips more valuable than Lapierre (comparing centremen).
- Is Chips a better skater? Definite No.
- Is Chips better at draws? Definite No, Lapierre is probably the best for the Habs, while Chips is poor on draws. I think in one exhibition game he lost all his draws or close.
- Does Chips have better offensive instincts? Yes - but thats not what you need from a 4th liner.
- Does Chips have a two way contract? Bye-bye...
Is Chips better defensively? Yes.
Is Chips are a better hockey player? Yes.
Is Chips a better PK-er? Yes.
Is Chips better positonally? Yes.
Is Chips better on the board? Yes.
Is Chips better at puck retrieval? Yes.
Does Chips have a higher hockey IQ? Yes.
Does Chips have a higher upside that should be nurtured? Yes.

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