Kyle Chipchura

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  1. KH1

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    I need some help on researching my mock draft:

    In your opinion, who does Chipchura compare to in the NHL right now? And where would you put him on your draft board?
     
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    I've seen him play a few times this year, he is a well rounded player, except for his lack of scoring. He could end up being Mike Peca, or Mike Eastwood. All I can say, if I was a GM, I wouldn't take him in the top 15. I think someone might and than hope the scoring comes. I wouldn't bet on it, too much of a risk for me.
     
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    Is his scoring touch underrated because his stats aren't there at the moment, or are his stats not there because he simply doesn't have enough touch?
     
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    What's happened to his game since the mid-season rankings? Something must have moved him down on peoples' lists, no?
     
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    One could argue that he should never have been that high on the CSB list...
     
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    Kyle Chipchura well be like the young version of Mike Ricci IMO...he well be a huge coup for any team to have...he could very well be your captain...but I dont see him more then a 2nd liner...How he was ever ranked higher then Barker still confuses me.
     
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    Ok, why? From the sounds of it he has good speed, size, puck skills, and grit.

    I'm not up on him or down on him, just curious. Is it his stats?
     
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    Bluenote13 Believe In Henke

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    Rob Niedermayer type player, with better defensive skills, and a little less offensive skills. That make sense? :toothless
     
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    Wow, less offensive skills? Ouch....
     
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    Bluenote13 Believe In Henke

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    Let me put it this way - i think he'll put up the same kind of points a healthy Niedermayer would put up on his best season - around 50 points per.
     
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    Because his upside is not as high as some of the players who were ranked below him
     
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    Ok, well no offense, but isn't that basically saying the same thing as before? "He was overrated." I'm probably looking for information that won't ever be found here, so I'll just let it go and take the upside argument. Thanks for the responses, though. I appreciate it. ;)
     
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    I don't agree. I think he's a little bit underrated because he hasn't put up aweinspiring stats. I don't see him as a great offensive thread, but I think he will be a very safe NHL pick, and that he has the potential to be a second liner who can put up about 60 points, while providing you with other things than offense.

    Just my personal opinion. I've never seen him play, so don't put a whole lot of stock in my guesses.


    Edit: Actually, I guess I do agree with you. His upside isn't as high as some other players, but I would still take him around 10-15.
     
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    I hope the Oilers get him at the #14 spot :D
     
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    Right now I think it would be better for the Oilers to take a guy like Radulov or O'neill instead of Chipchura because they already have him in Horcoff and Moreau.
     
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    He's a player that the Islanders would take if they could get him at their pick. He doesn't have the stats, but he also is good enough that the ranger$ are supposedly positioning themselves to trade up for him. A real interesting case.
     
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    The Preds could definately use him
     
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    Chipchura

    I haven't seen Chipchura play since an Atoms tournament, I believe. At that time he was a head taller than everyone (with moustache!) on our team, could score from anywhere, stickhandled like a semi-pro, but maybe his speed wan't close to the rest of his game. Did any of this carry through to to the pre-draft Chipchura?
     
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    When in the first round will Chipchura go?
     
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