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02-29-2008, 01:35 PM
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Does the Habs not do thier homework? Chips played wing in WHL on Colinton's line. I liked better as awinger rather then a center always in the corners battling for the puck .

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Does the Habs not do thier homework? Chips played wing in WHL on Colinton's line. I liked better as awinger rather then a center always in the corners battling for the puck .
Centres do that too.

He is a very smart player and very tough to beat down-low. I think he's better than Grabovsky too, regardless of the numbers in Hamilton. We can use his size more in the playoffs.

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02-29-2008, 01:40 PM
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He has giving up the puck a lot and was making bad plays with the puck. You need to be able to move the puck a split second faster than in the AHL and he must learn that. He was thinking too much out there. A lot of ice time with the Dogs will help him a lot, let's be patient he's gonna be a keeper soon.

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Chips is better than Lapierre but that doesn't necessarily mean he should be with the big club right now.

Gainey sent him down to give him lots of icetime. If he's not getting it with us it makes no sense to have him here right now.

He'll be with us for the playoffs, book it now.

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02-29-2008, 02:10 PM
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He has giving up the puck a lot and was making bad plays with the puck. You need to be able to move the puck a split second faster than in the AHL and he must learn that. He was thinking too much out there. A lot of ice time with the Dogs will help him a lot, let's be patient he's gonna be a keeper soon.
He made some mistakes but made more good plays. I really liked his his game.

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02-29-2008, 02:18 PM
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Chipchura has a chance to play on the Habs Top-6 someday, while Lapierre clearly lacks the vision for this. So they think it's a better ideo to give Chipchura lots of icetime with offensive responsibilities, rather than to give him Bot-6 icetime with mainly defensive responsibilites.

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Haven't you heard, Hamilton is the best place in Canada to learn French
they also have the best bagels tooo apearently

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they also have the best bagels tooo apearently
Lol the bagel wars.

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Chipchura has a chance to play on the Habs Top-6 someday, while Lapierre clearly lacks the vision for this. So they think it's a better ideo to give Chipchura lots of icetime with offensive responsibilities, rather than to give him Bot-6 icetime with mainly defensive responsibilites.
Exactly what I was thinking.

Also Laps brings a different dimension this team lacks... good agitator, and more physical than Chips.

Chips definitely has a better offensive upside, thinks the game very well.

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02-29-2008, 03:28 PM
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thank you for that, it's ve been a long time since i laughed that hard, that really caught me by surprise

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Chipchura has a chance to play on the Habs Top-6 someday, while Lapierre clearly lacks the vision for this. So they think it's a better ideo to give Chipchura lots of icetime with offensive responsibilities, rather than to give him Bot-6 icetime with mainly defensive responsibilites.
I sorta disagree with you there. I see Chipchura as an elite 3rd line centre, shutting down the top lines and pitching in with some points. He doesn't have the offensive upside I'd like to see in a second line centre.

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02-29-2008, 03:47 PM
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Chipchura has a chance to play on the Habs Top-6 someday, while Lapierre clearly lacks the vision for this. So they think it's a better ideo to give Chipchura lots of icetime with offensive responsibilities, rather than to give him Bot-6 icetime with mainly defensive responsibilites.
is he really slated to play in the top 6? I thought most of us thought he would end up becoming a great third line C.

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02-29-2008, 04:33 PM
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I sorta disagree with you there. I see Chipchura as an elite 3rd line centre, shutting down the top lines and pitching in with some points. He doesn't have the offensive upside I'd like to see in a second line centre.
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is he really slated to play in the top 6? I thought most of us thought he would end up becoming a great third line C.
Well guys it all depends on how you look at the Habs and what you want the 2nd centre to be.

Will Chipchura be the 2nd highest point producing centre? I don't believe so.
But could he be the centre that plays 20 minutes a game and shuts down top offensive players along with posting good offensive numbers and a superb +/- ratio? Yeah I believe he can.

His offensive game has suprised me though I think next year I would love to see Latendresse and Chipchura play more together they really read eachother well and both are excellent at protecting the puck. Together they could really do some damge cycling the puck down low.

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02-29-2008, 04:48 PM
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It's a simple numbers game, really. Grabovski, Lapierre and Chipchura cannot all be up at the same time.

Tough luck for Chips, but of the three, he has the most to learn at the AHL level, I'd say.
Actually if Chips is called back up I believe that the Bulldogs and Copps Col will implode. Possibly hamilton too!

If you care for the people of Hamilton, leave Chips alone!

Seriously. The up and down is done. We have to get ready for the playoffs. Injuries aside this is our roster

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02-29-2008, 05:01 PM
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The Man has a point.........

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02-29-2008, 06:18 PM
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I sorta disagree with you there. I see Chipchura as an elite 3rd line centre, shutting down the top lines and pitching in with some points. He doesn't have the offensive upside I'd like to see in a second line centre.
While this is ultimately wher i think he will end up, I don't weant to cap his potential and say he will never bring enough offence to be on the second line. Lets remember that Plekanec was once seen as our future third line centre...

I think Chipchura could develop into a Mike Peca type. In his Prime Mike Peca was Centring the 2nd best offensive line for the Isles. However his defensive game was good enough that they matched his line against other teams top lines.

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Actually if Chips is called back up I believe that the Bulldogs and Copps Col will implode. Possibly hamilton too!

If you care for the people of Hamilton, leave Chips alone!

Seriously. The up and down is done. We have to get ready for the playoffs. Injuries aside this is our roster
Hamilton knows their role....
Montreal Canadiens are far and away the Number 1 priority.... winning in hamilton is only good because it helps players develop for their eventual play in Montreal... If its more important to have a player in Montreal for the 4th line the Habs take him. Little concern is placed on decimating the hamilton team if the guy makes even a slight improvement to the Montreal roster.

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02-29-2008, 06:22 PM
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He will be back for the playoffs and be our secret weapon

Mark my words.

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03-01-2008, 12:13 AM
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(had to speculate)

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Chipchura ? mehhh... A slow skater, with limited offensive upside and some good defensive awareness... a future okay 3rd liner/good 4th liner to me.

He is not in the NHL, because he does too many mistakes in his own zone and suck at faceoff (which is his role to be a good defensive player). So he didn't do his job, he was sent down to work on theses aspects...

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