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for what he is going to bring to the table during his career i think we can safely make a pass on the guy, dime a dozen guys like him

Reminds me of Stoll of LA. That's not so bad. Defence first toughness second scoring third to my mind anyhow, and he isn't a bad little fighter. I vote he stays in the system at least . He has the skills of a promising defensive specialist .

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come on hes hardly a fighter, hardly a hitter, 0 offense, no shot, not a good passer,

I agree we could easily take a pass on him

The only reason why hes still around is becasue of his 500k salary..

I thought he looked okay last night. I didn't catch any glaring mistakes and he seemed to do well when he was on the ice. Is it possible is game is improving as he gets back into the swing of things? :mellow:

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I thought he looked okay last night. I didn't catch any glaring mistakes and he seemed to do well when he was on the ice. Is it possible is game is improving as he gets back into the swing of things? :mellow:

very much so. I posted that on teh game day thread, adn was surprized to find not a lot said abou thim here after that game. Thought he played his best game yet. He still hasn't played as much as some did in preseason. He's actually getting into things fairly fast considering other people on the team have yet to find their groove either, and that is WITH preseason.

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Must have been watching a different game last night. I thought Chips played very good last night. His face-off numbers are far better then last season. The RDS bias is just that. Chips is faster then Laraque, Gill, and Latendresse based on watching the last few games. However too be honest RDS and for that matter fans should not say "slow" unless they have stop watch proof from training camp.

When Metro comes back. Yes. It is possible that Metro will push Chips out of the starting roster. However I don't see the logic of sending him back to the AHL as someone will claim him off waivers. Depth at center is important. It is also possible that Chips will join the Lapierre line bumping Dags to press box or AHL via waivers or another line.

I think that Chips and Lapierre are doing okay playing together on the PK. Maybe putting Chips on the Lapierre line would give Latendresse more opportunity to score. Our team needs some scoring for the 3rd line.

Will Chips become a star player. Extremely unlikely. However I honestly see no reason that Chips could not become a solid 3rd line center or winger. Making the NHL is success for a first round player. In reality only the top two or three players in the draft have a good chance of becoming a star player. A lot of other first round players never stick long term in the NHL. Several of Montreal's 1st round draft picks prior to BG and Timmins never played a game in the NHL. A first round draft is not guaranteed a spot in the NHL and certainly no guarantee for becoming a star. Lots of star players are drafted past the first round. It just means that more scouts beleive that a 1st round player have more potential for the NHL.

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Must have been watching a different game last night. I thought Chips played very good last night. His face-off numbers are far better then last season. The RDS bias is just that. Chips is faster then Laraque, Gill, and Latendresse based on watching the last few games. However too be honest RDS and for that matter fans should not say "slow" unless they have stop watch proof from training camp.

When Metro comes back. Yes. It is possible that Metro will push Chips out of the starting roster. However I don't see the logic of sending him back to the AHL as someone will claim him off waivers. Depth at center is important. It is also possible that Chips will join the Lapierre line bumping Dags to press box or AHL via waivers or another line.

I think that Chips and Lapierre are doing okay playing together on the PK. Maybe putting Chips on the Lapierre line would give Latendresse more opportunity to score. Our team needs some scoring for the 3rd line.

Will Chips become a star player. Extremely unlikely. However I honestly see no reason that Chips could not become a solid 3rd line center or winger. Making the NHL is success for a first round player. In reality only the top two or three players in the draft have a good chance of becoming a star player. A lot of other first round players never stick long term in the NHL. Several of Montreal's 1st round draft picks prior to BG and Timmins never played a game in the NHL. A first round draft is not guaranteed a spot in the NHL and certainly no guarantee for becoming a star. Lots of star players are drafted past the first round. It just means that more scouts beleive that a 1st round player have more potential for the NHL.

Good post... patience this season with Chipchura will pay off IMO. I'm willing to let him get up to speed with everyone else since he did have off-season shoulder surgery and missed the entire pre-season.

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Thank you fansince1975!!

So many people are talking about how bad Chippy is, but I don't know why!

I really like this guy and I thought he had a pretty good game last night too.

There were a few times when we were shorthanded that Chipchura made some great plays to get the puck out and keep them from crossing our blue line. Good penalty killing last night.

So yeah, good game Chip!

The only reason I'd like to see him go back to the AHL (which I'm sure he will when Metro comes back), is so I can watch him play with the Bulldogs again, haha. :) I think he's an exciting player to watch when he's here in Hamilton!!

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Glad to see these last few posts. I was quite surprised by all the negativity towards this guy as I thought he had fairly strong game last night. He played a key role in our successful PK's and was making solid defensive plays and look solid in the ofensive zone in the limited opportunities he got.

His first couple games did not look good but he was comming in cold. I think he has steadily improved every game since then with the most significant increase in level of play comming last night. I would idealy like to see stay on as a winger on that fourth line when/if Metro suits up tomorrow.

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Glad to see these last few posts. I was quite surprised by all the negativity towards this guy as I thought he had fairly strong game last night. He played a key role in our successful PK's and was making solid defensive plays and look solid in the ofensive zone in the limited opportunities he got.

His first couple games did not look good but he was comming in cold. I think he has steadily improved every game since then with the most significant increase in level of play comming last night. I would idealy like to see stay on as a winger on that fourth line when/if Metro suits up tomorrow.

I'd prefer him stay as the center for the 4th line with his team leading face off percentage.

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If it is true that Lapierre was on the 2nd line today on the wing. Then Chips could be the 3rd or 4th line center with Metro returning to center either the 3rd or 4th line.

Patches could be returned to the AHL without clearing waivers. Dags could be put in the press box. Dags could be sent down via waivers. Laraque could be put in the press box or waived. My opinion. Patches is starting to play better. Chips is starting to play better. Laraque is a wasted roster space. I would put Laraque in the press box. I believe that from a roster and cap situation that Montreal can have both Stewart and Laraque in the press box when Metro joins the starting 20.

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IMO he should stay on the team. Weather it be center or wing. He fills his roll nicely, now more so that he is fufilling quality pk minutes. It just seems like its always the same people talking negative about him.... this makes me question their hockey smarts. different players have different roles, these people seem to think his is to become a superstar. he is gradually molding into his role that he was drafted for.

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