Kris Chucko?

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  1. SniperTom

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    I´ve never seen Kris Chucko play, so I wonder what type of player he can develop into, could he possibly become a "Brenden Morrow" with a bigger frame or have Calgary found a new Gary Roberts?
     
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    The guy doesnt have that high offensive upsides, so he doesnt have the offensive talent of Roberts IMO. He could end up being a 2nd liner, what he lacks in offense he does make up in physicalness etc, good 3rd liner i think.
     
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    I'm still not sold on Chucko's offensive ability. Take a look at some of the second seasons in junior of these power forwards:

    Gary Roberts, Ottawa 67's
    1983-84: 48 Games Played
    27 Goals, 30 Assists, 57 Points
    17 Years Old

    Brenden Morrow, Portland Winterhawks
    1996-97: 71 Games Played
    39 Goals, 49 Assists, 88 Points
    17 Years Old

    Heck, look at late-developer Mike Knuble...

    Mike Knuble, University of Michigan
    1992-93, 39 Games Played
    26 Goals, 16 Assists, 42 Points
    20 Years Old

    Now look at Kris Chucko...

    Kris Chucko, University of Minnesota
    2005-06 (in progress): 16 Games Played
    2 Goals, 7 Assists, 9 Points
    19 Years Old

    I'm not saying that Chucko will be a bust but I'm a little unsure about his offensive potential. He looks a lot closer to a guy like Eric Nystrom than someone like Adam Deadmarsh to me. Minnesota seems like a team that is somewhat struggling in the early season but Chucko is currently being outscored by four forwards and two defencemen...
     

  4. I don't think the Flames drafted him with offense on their minds, and if they did, they are sorely mistaken.
     
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    Honorary "wait and see" mention
     
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    Chucko didn't come to the U to work on his scoring. I'm sure he'd be happier with more points, but that's not how I'd judge this season.
     
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    You cant compare numbers from leagues. And even the NCAA of the early 90s is no where near as good as the NCAA of the last 4-5 years. Chucko would have put better Rasmussen numbers if he even played in the late 90s. And not the year Eric found the box way way too much. Chucko is much better than Rsmussen but they play simular styles. Only Chucko is more aggresive and physical a better skater this year and faster this year. He is also a better leader.
     
  8. Iginla.
     
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    The next.....Tyler Bouck.

    in all seriousness though, it wasn't a wise pick. Chucko would have been a mid 2nd round pick, but Calgary thought they saw something...well, Sutter thought he saw something.


    But as we all know, Sutter sometimes forgets you have to put the puck in the net to score goals. He as typical of Calgary as one could get, hard worker, grinds, little offensive upside, it's not just that he's not producing right now, the upside just isn't there.
     
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    Have you seen Chucko play? He cylcles well, goes to the net hard, isn't affraid to stand in front of the crease and get worked over. His offensive upside isn't pretty but a 25 goal season is well within his reach. I would see him topping out, if he makes it, as a 40-60 point guy. If his hard work in the corners creates assists and he gets a few bounces in front 40-60 is very attainable.
     
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    yeah, I'd say around 50 points, with mostly assists if he was pulling 2nd line. next to nothing on third, maybe a draper-clone in the making.


    I just think there were obvious better picks to make, and that Sutter was just being pig-headed and taking a player he thought might be a sleeper, so he looked smart. That's just the vibe I get from Sutter.
     
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    yup. that Sutter he sure is one dumb farmer

    edit: by all accounts there was more than one team eyeing Chucko...by the end of the first round, there isn't alot of gold left, if you want a guy, and other teams do as well...just take him....at least they traded down and secured the Boyd and Prust picks

    obviously we can debate the Schremp pick until the cows come home...Schremp looks good for sure, but one version has even EDM wanting Chucko over him
     
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    maybe a moreau type player ?
     
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    Well, I've heard they're going to start giving out goals for displays of good ol' fashion elbow grease. Sutter just spooged all over his dockers.
     
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    You're right about "isn't afraid to stand in front of the crease and get worked over" if you actually meant he wil cheapshot an opponent if he gets hit.

    From what I've watched of Chucko since he's played at UMN, he's been less than what most people expected of him. I think with the schedule the Gophers have had so far this year, he should have more points that what he's put up. He also has a knack for giving a good two handed whack and taking a dumb penalty.
     
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    This statement right here shows me you have no idea what you are talking about when commenting about Chucko. His game is completely different than Draper...totally different.
     
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    Well I sat with him on a Westjet flight from Vancouver to Calgary and frankly, while he looked like a hockey player, he wasnt that big. I dont see how he will make it as grinder in the NHL.

    There is my scientific answer. lol

    DR
     
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    I think Chucko will be a Marcus Nilson type of player.
     
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    You must be huge cause Chucko is around 6'2" and around 210 pounds.
     
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    I don't agree. Chucko is more willing to drop the gloves and hit.

    IMO, this is how I see his potential range.

    Bottom potential = Brad May type
    Top potential = Shane Doan type
    - keep in midn Doan isn't that gifted offensively but he hits anything.

    REMEMBER = POTENTIAL!!!
     
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    if you say so ... i am simply telling you my observation from sitting with him for an hour or so.

    dr
     
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    Im 6'1" 190 and Ive met him in person a few times, he is big. some guy picked a fight with him in his dorm where a couple of my friends were living and lets say the other guy wasnt that smart. Chucko is big and can scrap. I dont think he will ever be a great offensive contributer but he will work his but off in any aspect to help his team win, a good third liner any team would want.
     
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    If he becomes that, a very good pick IMO.
     
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    Chucko did what-now?
     
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    He was under the influence of alcohol... :teach:
     
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