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Post by Old Cage » Tue Feb 19, 2019 4:10 pm

Say what??

https://railershc.com/worcester-railers ... -chukarov/

He was MIA at BC this past weekend.
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Post by InnervisionsUMASS » Tue Feb 19, 2019 4:13 pm

That seems odd... what gives?
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Post by 78 » Tue Feb 19, 2019 8:28 pm

Extremely bizarre given the timing and the fact that he was a senior. I know he had dropped to 6th/7th defenseman, but with 3 weeks left in the regular season and the potential for a run in the NCAAs he leaves now? Kind of a big WTF? Gotta pray to the hockey Gods that no defenseman get injured the rest of the way.
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Re: Chukarov gone

Post by UMass87 » Wed Feb 20, 2019 1:35 am

He just wasn't getting it done.

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Post by m626t » Wed Feb 20, 2019 11:33 am

UMass87 wrote:
Wed Feb 20, 2019 1:35 am
He just wasn't getting it done.
I don't get it...if he wasn't getting it done, how does he move on to what I assume is pro hockey?
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Re: Chukarov gone

Post by UMass87 » Wed Feb 20, 2019 12:58 pm

m626t wrote:
Wed Feb 20, 2019 11:33 am
UMass87 wrote:
Wed Feb 20, 2019 1:35 am
He just wasn't getting it done.
I don't get it...if he wasn't getting it done, how does he move on to what I assume is pro hockey?
He was a seventh round Sabres pick back in 2015. He needed to show better than he has at UMass.

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Post by jjmc85 » Wed Feb 20, 2019 7:25 pm

The ECHL isn’t going anywhere. Unless Worcester said “come now or never”?
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Post by UMass87 » Thu Feb 21, 2019 6:30 pm

It's certainly a very strange move given that he's a senior on a team with NC potential.

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Post by Old Cage » Wed Feb 27, 2019 9:11 am

"Jack didn’t have any envy in him," Calipari said. "He was the greatest coach to ever coach here."

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Post by 69MG » Wed Feb 27, 2019 9:15 am

Old Cage wrote:
Wed Feb 27, 2019 9:11 am
https://www.telegram.com/news/20190226/ ... ving-umass

Still doesn't make sense.
These two quotes show a conflicted young man. Sorry to see him leave.
“I guess coach (Greg Carvel) had his own set of guys,” Chukarov said, “that he wanted to play and trusted more. Unfortunately, I kind of got the blunt end of the stick, but there’s no hard feelings.”
“I’m sad that I won’t be there,” Chukarov said, “but what are you going to do? It’s life, and you move on from that, but I’ll be extremely ecstatic for them. I’ll hopefully go back and be able to celebrate with them a bit, but it will be great to see.”

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Re: Chukarov gone

Post by Bubba » Wed Feb 27, 2019 9:28 am

I always liked his game, sad that he is gone. But he has to do what works for him. That said, I like the implied idea that it's easier to get playing time on a pro team than UMass. ;)

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Re: Chukarov gone

Post by InnervisionsUMASS » Wed Feb 27, 2019 9:34 am

Sounds like he likely was disappointed with his playing time and someone got in his ear. It's hard for me to fathom that there wouldn't have been a similar opportunity at the end of the season.

Either way, best of luck!!!
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Re: Chukarov gone

Post by Bubba » Wed Feb 27, 2019 9:53 am

InnervisionsUMASS wrote:
Wed Feb 27, 2019 9:34 am
It's hard for me to fathom that there wouldn't have been a similar opportunity at the end of the season.
Likely, but sometimes it's nice to get a jump. I remember Quick being in a somewhat similar situation. The Kings had two goalie prospects, Quick and Bernier. If I recall, there was concern that if one of them got there sooner it would be their job to lose and the other prospect would stay in the AHL or be traded.

At the end of the season a handful of seniors head off to pro contracts, hopefully before then Chukarov may have already been able to establish himself. Additionally, It gives more games to establish himself before the season ends. By the time UMass finishes this year, hopefully, the ECHL won't have too many games left in the season.

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Post by InnervisionsUMASS » Wed Feb 27, 2019 10:07 am

^

Fair points.
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Re: Chukarov gone

Post by Kieron » Wed Feb 27, 2019 2:08 pm

Pure Speculation on my part coming up:

It's interesting though that Carvel is referring questions to the University rather than answering them. Either he doesn't want to answer them and add a distraction to his remaining players (which given where we are in the season, makes total sense) or there is an issue that required Chukarov to leave school. Its my understanding that Quick wasn't the best student so joining the Kings after the NCAAs made sense for both the team and his long-term career. I'm having a hard time understanding how going to the ECHL at this point in a season is a good career move. His stock wouldn't have shifted that much in the next couple of weeks but he could have gone on as potentially a league and NCAA Champion.
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