Kyle Chipchura sent to Hamilton
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10-18-2008, 10:32 AM
Join Date: Sep 2005
Getting rid of a guy like Dandeneault, Brisebois, Begin, or anyone for that matter right now at the beginning of the season is counterproductive. Why deal away depth now? Guys that can step in and get along with everyone, guys that don't mind sitting till there is an injury or something to get them in the lineup. Teams are trying to accumulate depth right now so they can fix things internally during the season.
Chipchura is better than Dandeneault and everyone knows it but they bring different things to the table. Chipchura, because of his contract situation(age, salary, 2 way) is the guy that gets sent down to work on faceoffs etc, and Dandeneault sits in the stands in Montreal.
People are confused cause Dandeneault has already played, but he needed the games to get ready for the season. Chipchura was taking things in and getting some close up training by the coaching staff so that he can work on what he needs to in Hamilton till he is needed on the big club. Its called getting your depth ready for the long season. The young players will get their turn. If there is an injury to a center or a 4th liner in Montreal bet your a$$ Chips gets the call up. If Maxwell is playing great, he might get the nod if the injury is a pleks or koivu but other that, its Chips.
You don't trade away guys like this, he is young and learning his job. Have patience, don't just want a trade just cause he don't have a position on the big club.
Should Detroit get rid of Helm and Leino cause they didn't make the team? Should we trade Pac man cause he didn't stick with the big club?
Real contenders have guys like these in the wings itching for a callup.
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