Mike Richards VS Kyle Chipchura
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05-14-2006, 10:53 AM
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Originally Posted by
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Don't worry...two different players. And Ward wasn't that bad of a skater, but his skating style was weird. Chipchura will make it, don't worry about that.
I hope you're right, I just think we tend to over-hype this kid on the basis of being Sutter's WJC Captain. While I think Kyle's character and dedication will give him a decent shot at being a full time NHLer, I just don't think he has the skillset to be anything more than a 3rd line centre (at best a shutdown type player and PK guy). While team's need that kind of player, I just think we fans have higher or possibly unrealistic expectations of him.
Hopefully we'll have a better idea after a full season in Hamilton and hopefully I'm dead wrong.
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