Tuesday, January 8, 2013
Chapman's days as a Rocket are over
It's a shame to see Chapman leave the way he did considering the toughness and size he brought to the line up. He was a big body, worked out hard in the summer to improve his strength and last season established himself as one of the toughest players in the Western Conference. I am not sure he enjoyed doing it, but Chapman indeed fought all of the league's heavy weights and did well. 'Chappy', as he is known to his teammates, was named the Rockets defenceman of the year last season which showed how much he improved from his 18 year-old season.
Always talkative, I will miss Chapman for the player he was on the ice and the person he was in your face-to-face conversations over the three years he wore Kelowna Rockets colours.