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Winroba 02-10-2011 02:55 PM

Volpatti sent down, Oreskovich called up
 
Canucks recall W Victor Oreskovich from Manitoba, reassign W Aaron Volpatti to the Moose.

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xtr3m 02-10-2011 02:57 PM

Mmm, best built body on the team.

Wet will fill you in. ;)

Tarot Sport* 02-10-2011 02:57 PM

I'm excited for Calgary to get a look at Oreskovich.

NYVanfan 02-10-2011 02:57 PM

interesting
lets hope he beats some people up

NYVanfan 02-10-2011 02:58 PM

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Originally Posted by xtr3m (Post 30806897)
Mmm, best built body on the team.

Wet will fill you in. ;)

best Luo avatar ive seen

colonel_korn 02-10-2011 02:58 PM

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Originally Posted by NYVanfan (Post 30806933)
best Luo avatar ive seen

ahem

LostMyGlasses* 02-10-2011 02:59 PM

He's had a bit of a rough go of it in Manitoba, hasn't he?

Good to give him a shot, though.

NYVanfan 02-10-2011 03:01 PM

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Originally Posted by colonel_korn (Post 30806952)
ahem

yeeaaah, not so much

Drop the Sopel 02-10-2011 03:01 PM

Hasn't Bill Sweatt been much much better than Oreskovich this season and of late?

Looks like Vigneault will ride out the Torres/Malhotra duo regardless of how little chemistry they show.

They called up the wrong guy. Hopefully it only takes 2 games to figure this out.

Winroba 02-10-2011 03:01 PM

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Originally Posted by colonel_korn (Post 30806952)
ahem

^ this one is my favourite

Mr. Canucklehead 02-10-2011 03:03 PM

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Originally Posted by Drop the Sopel (Post 30807032)
Hasn't Bill Sweatt been much much better than Oreskovich this season and of late?

Looks like Vigneault will ride out the Torres/Malhotra duo regardless of how little chemistry they show.

They called up the wrong guy. Hopefully it only takes 2 games to figure this out.

I would wager that Sweatt would get a look on the 2nd or 3rd line if there's an injury, but that's not what this call up was for. AV and MG--IMO--want a big, physical body on the fourth line, especially for the Calgary game. Volpatti showed decently, but now is the time they want to get a look at Oreskovich. Skating and hitting are his big calling cards.

Bobby Lou 02-10-2011 03:05 PM

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Originally Posted by NYVanfan (Post 30806909)
interesting
lets hope he beats some people up

Isn't he a pretty terrible fighter for his size? Does throw some pretty good checks though apparently.

AndyPipkin 02-10-2011 03:08 PM

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Originally Posted by Mr. Canucklehead (Post 30807104)
I would wager that Sweatt would get a look on the 2nd or 3rd line if there's an injury, but that's not what this call up was for. AV and MG--IMO--want a big, physical body on the fourth line, especially for the Calgary game. Volpatti showed decently, but now is the time they want to get a look at Oreskovich. Skating and hitting are his big calling cards.

Hopefully he lowers the boom on someone:yo:

Drop the Sopel 02-10-2011 03:11 PM

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Originally Posted by Mr. Canucklehead (Post 30807104)
I would wager that Sweatt would get a look on the 2nd or 3rd line if there's an injury, but that's not what this call up was for. AV and MG--IMO--want a big, physical body on the fourth line, especially for the Calgary game. Volpatti showed decently, but now is the time they want to get a look at Oreskovich. Skating and hitting are his big calling cards.

If they want a big, physical body on the 4th line Raffi Torres is their man. They need to look at other options on that 3rd line left wing before the playoffs and for whatever reason they're completely unwilling to make changes to a duo that looks dreadful next to one another. Torres isn't a player you want playing the toughest minutes on your team and his inability to make plays with the puck is a poor fit next to another offensive blackhole like Manny. Torres is a finisher, get him next to a centre that can get him the puck. Hodgson can not only make plays he directs a ton of shots at the net - perfect for a garbage goal collector like Torres.

If any team can get by with no offense from the bottom 6 it's the Canucks - however that doesn't mean they should be assembling 2 lines that will be hard pressed to produce any timely goals in the playoffs.

I give the big-O two and out.

NuxFan09 02-10-2011 03:11 PM

I'm a big fan of this move. Oreskovich brings that rare mix of size and skating and he's also go untapped offensive ability. Really excited to see what he brings to the lineup!

Lucbourdon 02-10-2011 03:20 PM

Oreskovich should bring some grit from the moose, lets see how much he improved

The Big Foot 02-10-2011 03:23 PM

I had a feeling this was going to happen although I thought Sweatt would be called up before big Vic.

So I guess for Saturday we'll prob see Torres-Malhotra-Hansen, Glass-Hodgson-Vic?

AndyPipkin 02-10-2011 03:24 PM

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Originally Posted by NuxFan09 (Post 30807372)
I'm a big fan of this move. Oreskovich brings that rare mix of size and skating and he's also go untapped offensive ability. Really excited to see what he brings to the lineup!

At least more so then Volpatti. Did he play at all with Hodgson on the Moose?

Reign Nateo 02-10-2011 03:26 PM

Considering Volpatti was useless, this move makes sense.

Hielo Grande 02-10-2011 03:29 PM

getting a good look at just who is there and what he brings at NHL level prior to deadline??? at this point it's easier to list who on the moose hasn't had a cuppa in vcr.

Mr. Canucklehead 02-10-2011 03:34 PM

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Originally Posted by Reign Nateo (Post 30807799)
Considering Volpatti was useless, this move makes sense.

Eh, I don't know about that. Given some of the completely awful fourth lines we've had in recent years, anything looks like an improvement. But Volpatti didn't hurt the team when he was on the ice, had some good hits, fights and made some good outlet clears of the zone. Small, safe plays, kind of like Tanner Glass. I think there's at least some potential there.

erik19 02-10-2011 03:48 PM

I think a Torres benching is a bit overdue. Sure he could put up a 2G game out of the blue but right now he is an anchor around the third line's neck. Put some finish on the third line to put Hansen's hard work in creating turnovers to good use.

Tambellini - Malhotra - Hansen
Glass - Hodgson - Oreskovich

Mike NHL 02-10-2011 04:10 PM

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Originally Posted by NYVanfan (Post 30806933)
best Luo avatar ive seen

pfft, his avatar isn't even eating a towel

Gorge Canuck 02-10-2011 04:13 PM

Tony G and Ben K said he was likely going to be sent down in this video, and attributed it to lack of action after the Hamhuis hit.

http://communities.canada.com/thepro...n-hamhuis.aspx

bottomlesspop 02-10-2011 04:46 PM

Wearing Jan Bulis' old #38


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