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10-22-2012, 08:21 AM
Talks to Goalposts
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Keep in mind for Chipchura that if the Habs kept him as the 4th line center you`d have to suffer from the long stretch of AHL level play he went through in Anahiem. Anaheim is neck and neck with the Islanders for worst depth forwards in the league and they gave up on him.

Turning into a decent 4th C under arguably the best coach in the league in Phoenix really isn`t anything worth lamenting about.

4C is also such a low impact position that having a notably subpar one like Nokelainen really isn`t a significant factor in winning or losing hockey games.

Perezhogin was a loss though. I think he`s pretty comparable to A. Kostitsyn in impact and there have been a number of occasions where the team really could have used another middle six winger. Its also unfortunate that he couldn`t accept that third line role because that was one heck of a low cost two-way third line with him on it.

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