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03-05-2009, 11:33 AM
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Originally Posted by MTL-rules View Post
I'm still wainting to see that in the NHL... so far Lapierre is better than him in all categories you mentionned...

Chipchura so far seems to not be able to translate his success in the AHL to the NHL... it might be because the level talent is just to high for him...

He might become a usefull nhler one day, but so far, considering his middle of the 1st round selection, he's definitely a bust...

He looks a lot like Ryan White, but at least, White was a 3rd round selection...
Agreed. The reason for his inability to translate his success to the NHL as you put it could be lack of foot-speed. Huge difference between the AHL and NHL in terms of speed of the game. It's much much faster.

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