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Canucks re-sign F Victor Oreskovich to 1 year deal ($605k/$105k)
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09-07-2011, 11:46 AM
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When you have a guy the same age and size as Oreskovich in Mark Mancari that is on a two-way deal who happened to score 32 goals last year in the AHL I don't see any reason to sweeten the the AHL salary for Oreskovich, a guy that produced nothing offensively for the Moose.
I just don't see how Oreskovich has earned anything more than a league minimum, two-way deal with an underwhelming AHL salary. Until he proves he can fill his role in the NHL or provide more than 4th line offense in the AHL he should be happy just to have his name on a contract with the opportunity to play for an NHL job.
What's next, Mike Duco is going to be looking for a one-way deal? He scored 20 goals in the AHL last year to VO's 4...
Ya, I've been puzzled by this since early in the off-season. No clue what Oreskovich's camp is thinking; outside of the fact he played 19 playoff games last post-season he was pretty much a non-starter for the big club most of the year, and I'd argue his spot in the line-up was more a result of lack of depth then anything he actually accomplished. He's going to be in tough with improved competition for the fourth line spots with guys like Mancari, Nolan, Bitz, and possibly Winchester hanging around. Especially considering Oreskovich's complete lack of 'bite' in his game; there are going to be a ton of guys pushing for that spot who are willing to engage physically.
In my opinion, all he's really got going for him is that speed. Honestly, I'd be more then happy with a fourth line consisting of Bitz-Lapierre-Winchester. Two wingers with actual NHL experience, and if Bitz can stay healthy he's an upgrade on anything we have if his previous stint with the Bruins is any indication.
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