Chipchura Sent Back to Hamilton
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10-22-2008, 02:59 PM
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To answer what facts ?! That riskier players like Travis Zajac, Andrej Meszaros, Wojtek Wolski, David Krejci, Dustin Boyd, Mike Green, Dave Bolland, David Booth, Brandon Dubinsky, Jeff Shultz, Lauri Korpikoski, Carl Soderberg, etc. have turn out to be better at this point than Kyle Chipchura, the captain of Team Canada U-20, Surefire NHLer and future defensive specialist ?!
Thank you for illustrating so well why theses so called "Safe prospect" with limited potential shouldn't be drafted in the first round !!
Kyle Chipchura will soon be part of this amazing list.
Who said they were riskier? Some people said that Chipchura was a safe bet, did you ever heard Timmins say that as well or in his mind did he draft the best player available? Are you saying that Timmins ALWAYS go with safe players....like Kostitsyn I guess....
As far as safe prospect that was said as having limited offensive potential, I believe Chris Higgins fit that profile at the time as well....thank you for illustrating that the "safe prospect" does in fact deserve to be 1st rounders after all....And again what are you blaming here? The choice or Chipchura's development? 'Cause you do know that in his draft year, he had a groin injury that kinda stopped his progression at point and that freakin accident he had in the AHL as well.....who says that it's not the choice itself but the development he didn't have that didn't make him a faster and better offensive player? Can you honestly confirm that the ruptured Achilles tendon wasn't a big accident after all and it didn't affect his development in a lot of ways? Also, you do happen to remember how Chipchura's was ranked by the different agencies, by HF who described him as "Chipchura has a good scoring touch and isn't afraid to mix it up, tallying 118 PIM. Chipchura is said to be inconsistent, but he is the tough, gritty player full of character that the Isles need in the future." (Isles 'cause they projected him to go 16 at that time....)
The fact that Timmins might have make a mistake is obviously not in play here. It's your obsession with Chipchura that is. I was known as being really hard on White just in order to say that I just don't think he could go further in better leagues. But I will be the first to come here and say how wrong I was if he does.Will you do it as far as Chiphcura is concerned? Or will you end up by saying that even though he finally reached the NHL, other players have reached the NHL sooner making them better players 'cause it's a well-known fact that whoever reaches the NHL first, are automatically better players than others.
And again, like me for White but I did understand thanks to my buddy from Calgary..., we CLEARLY know that you hate the kid with passion. The message is through. We ALL know that if he never makes it, you were right, you knew it from the start, you are better than Timmins. We know it and clearly you're making those posts just for that, you're so sure of yourself that you want us to remember that it was you who hated the kid in the first place. We ALL know that, people have put you in their ignore lists just because they know that.
Time to prove now that you have other things to discuss than Chipchura's ups and downs.....Can you do it?
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