Kyle Chipchura sent to Hamilton
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10-16-2008, 07:40 PM
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Finally, Chipchura is now where he belongs..... In the AHL !!
His look on his face yesterday was just.... well.... sad....
Only good news is that he will make the Bulldogs a little bit stronger, which is good for our prospects.
I don't see any future for this guy with this team. There are way better players coming up next year. A slow defensive centerman that sucks at face-off ?! No thanks !!
I just hope that Gainey trade him while he still has some value left...
Include him in a package deal or something, because he isn't going to make this team anyways (this year of next) IMO.
I really like the Gaborik idea... something like Higgins + Chipchura + PK Subban might be a start...
You do realize that he "belongs" there mostly 'cause of his contract situation. As far as the other way better players coming up next year....who are we talking about here? At the center position? Maxwell? Maybe but we don't know how he'll develop this year and he might be our 3rd line centerman while Chip could still be our 4th. Who else? Lehoux? Obviously not...White? Won't be ready. So at the center position the only guy that could have a spot is Maxwell. So there are not better GUYS but there might a better GUY....we'll see if he's indeed better and if they'll fight for the same spot.
As far as slow defensive centerman that sucks at faceoffs....well he can improve his faceoff ability...Lapierre seems to have been able to do it.....and Chipchura shouldn't be more or less intelligent than him. As far as still claiming that it was a waste of a pick, while I didn't want him and preferred Green at the time, if the guy is able to make us land Gaborik.....it wouldn't be that waste of a pick after all.....but I fail to see how he'll be able to do it since he sucks so much....
As far as having some value, I will never understand that. If he's having some value to other teams, he'll still have some value to our team as well. But who would want a slow defensive centerman that sucks in the faceoff circle.
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