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Canucks claim F Tom Sestito from Philadelphia
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03-01-2013, 12:16 PM
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I think the swap between Volpatti and Sestito, will allow the 4th line to play more minutes.
Big guys like that can control the boards below the goal line very well, we saw it with Bitz last year.
I think they're hoping the size will allow them to have more prolonged shifts in the offensive zone, wearing down the opponent. Weise is good at this, so is Lappy.
Volpatti wasn't great at this, he was more of a get in on the forecheck hitter, and crunch the d-man against the boards after he makes a break out pass kind of guy. That's nice to have, but I think they want the 4th line to actually be able to 'grind' down the opposition, not just hit them as they break out.
Just my preliminary thoughts on the claim.
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