Volpatti sent down, Oreskovich called up
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02-10-2011, 04:11 PM
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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.
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