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01-06-2013, 11:12 PM
Join Date: Apr 2005
Location: Vancouver, BC
I think Volpatti is completely awful, personally. He doesn't even seem talented enough for the AHL most nights.
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Yup. I remember ragging on him last season.
Me: damn you AV why is this guy on the ice in OT?
Ebbet: tips in gwg.
He's fine as a 13th. I'd prefer Weise in that spot though.
I don't think their positions conflict, personally. You normally carry more than one forward spare. Heck, Weise is most likely going to be our #12 guy for a while.
For a guy who isn't good enough to own a regular spot, Ebbett is ideal-- he can play anywhere in the lineup and look solid and even occassionally contribute when he's needed, without any huge glaring weaknesses (I wouldn't call him weak, slow, lacking in hockey sense, mentally fragile, or poor defensively).
Expecting more out of a #13 guy is downright unreasonable, IMO. For christ's sakes, in the limited time he got to play, he scored at a 23goal, 27 point, +9 pace last year. What more do you want? Obviously he wouldn't keep that up, but I don't see how you can not be satisfied with his ability to come in in relief.
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