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03-29-2012, 02:17 PM
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Canucks depth chart - Reinprecht

Hi Canucks fans,

What are the odds Reinprecht sees any games this spring?
He was/is a versatile guy who played all three positions and could play a defensive or offensive role adequately (at one time). Now he's old and in the minors so he might be buried beneath 5-10 other guys on your depth chart.

Who is he beneath and how likely would he be to get any playing time?

Good luck in the playoffs if you guys play Detroit!

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Gillis basically stated he'd have been with the team already if it wasn't for his cap hit. IMO, he will be with the team every day in the playoffs, and could well see time if someone struggles. The Canucks' depth chart for the playoffs at forward should be something like this if everyone is healthy;

D. Sedin - H. Sedin - Burrows
Higgins - Kesler - Booth
Raymond - Pahlsson - Hansen
Malhotra - Lapierre - Kassian

x Reinprecht, Bitz, Weise

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03-29-2012, 02:21 PM
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Just yesterday Gillis hinted that both Bitz and Reinprecht will be up with the Canucks for the playoffs. Bitz will probably join the team earlier once he recovers from the flu.

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Gillis basically stated he'd have been with the team already if it wasn't for his cap hit. IMO, he will be with the team every day in the playoffs, and could well see time if someone struggles. The Canucks' depth chart for the playoffs at forward should be something like this if everyone is healthy;

D. Sedin - H. Sedin - Burrows
Higgins - Kesler - Booth
Raymond - Pahlsson - Hansen
Malhotra - Lapierre - Kassian

x Reinprecht, Bitz, Weise
I don't think Raymond plays on the 3rd line at least to start the playoffs.

The Higgins-Pahlsson-Hansen 3rd line is working very well.

As for Reinprecht, yes he'll get the call up and he'll get a few games to give Malholtra a rest.

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Just yesterday Gillis hinted that both Bitz and Reinprecht will be up with the Canucks for the playoffs. Bitz will probably join the team earlier once he recovers from the flu.
I doubt the Canucks would take 2 centres from the Wolves who are also trying to compete in their own playoffs. The Wolves are very thin at center and the Canucks would just completely screw them over.

It's either Reinprecht or Bitz unless we run into injury trouble. Of the two, I think Bitz will be the guy staying in the AHL.

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Gillis said he is calling him up and is gonna use him in the playoffs

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03-29-2012, 02:58 PM
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If they are going to call him up I don't see why they wouldn't do it during the regular season so he can get a few games in. They have the cap space to do it.

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If they are going to call him up I don't see why they wouldn't do it during the regular season so he can get a few games in. They have the cap space to do it.
Re-entry waivers. There's a chance he gets claimed either way, but in the play-offs it's frowned upon because the player can't play for the team claiming him.


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MG has said multiple times on team 1040 that Reinprecht would be with the club if it wasn't due to the CBA (and more precisely re-entry waivers).

As far as playing time, he'll likely rotate in based on team needs. If we need more offense from our 4th line (i.e. say we play Det), he'll likely see more action. If we want to be more physical, it'll likely be Bitz. If we want to be more defensive/need help in the circle, Malhotra.

Also the chance he draws in if someone has a bad game (namely Raymond or ZK).

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If they are going to call him up I don't see why they wouldn't do it during the regular season so he can get a few games in. They have the cap space to do it.
He still has to pass re-entry waivers and the team claiming him really only pays 50k + 1 paycheck. He can't pay in the playoffs but he could still help a team make the playoff (i.e. Kings) and also the fact he can't play for the 'nucks in the playoff could benefit their rivals (Chicago, Boston, etc). Also teams that might face the 'nucks in the first round could claim him.

Its not typically a popular move to prevent someone from playing in the playoff but its not a bad strategy either and i believed it was used in the past (just can't think of any examples).

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Re-entry waivers. There's a chance he gets claimed either way, but in the play-offs it's frowned upon because the player can't play for the team claiming him.
The rules now are no different. If Reinprecht was claimed on re-entry waivers tomorrow his season would be over because he couldn't play for his new team in the regular season or playoffs.

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The rules now are no different. If Reinprecht was claimed on re-entry waivers tomorrow his season would be over because he couldn't play for his new team in the regular season or playoffs.
I believe he could still play in the regular season just not the playoffs.

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The rules now are no different. If Reinprecht was claimed on re-entry waivers tomorrow his season would be over because he couldn't play for his new team in the regular season or playoffs.
I think he can still play for them in the reg. season

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I doubt the Canucks would take 2 centres from the Wolves who are also trying to compete in their own playoffs. The Wolves are very thin at center and the Canucks would just completely screw them over.

It's either Reinprecht or Bitz unless we run into injury trouble. Of the two, I think Bitz will be the guy staying in the AHL.
No one cares about the Wolves winning in the playoffs. It's much more important for the Canucks to have the best possible lineup at all times.

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Yes, but keep it on the down low... He is our secret weapon

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No one cares about the Wolves winning in the playoffs. It's much more important for the Canucks to have the best possible lineup at all times.
Wolves management might have something to say about that. In an interview with Chicago's GM, he stated during the deadline that MG asked him for opinions on trades and also took a few names off the board. There is influence and MG wouldn't just call someone up without plans on playing them at all.

Got to keep a professional relationship with the minor league club so don't expect too many Wolves player up until they are eliminated. Reinprecht will likely be up given he will likely rotate in and out. Bitz then becomes questionable due to the number of healthy bodies 'nucks already have up (odds are Bitz won't be called up unless someone gets hurt).

Of course this could change depending on NCAA UFA that Chicago/Vancouver sign and Jr. players from 'nucks system joining Chicago.

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No one cares about the Wolves winning in the playoffs. It's much more important for the Canucks to have the best possible lineup at all times.
The Canucks care about keeping a solid relationship with their AHL affiliate, otherwise the Wolves will just say "screw them" and play their own players more because they will know that they can't rely on the Canucks. Then where will our prospects develop? It's not like there's 10 other teams waiting to become the AHL affiliate of Vancouver Canucks — there isn't even one.

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The Canucks care about keeping a solid relationship with their AHL affiliate, otherwise the Wolves will just say "screw them" and play their own players more because they will know that they can't rely on the Canucks. Then where will our prospects develop? It's not like there's 10 other teams waiting to become the AHL affiliate of Vancouver Canucks there isn't even one.
This.

I'd like to think the Canucks will show a bit of respect to their AHL affiliate. ONE of Bitz/Reinprecht will be called up for the run.

With ZK and Weise moving in and out of the 4th line wing spot, I'd think it's more likely Reinprecht gets the call. Vet with playoff experience and more offense then Bitz.

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I believe he could still play in the regular season just not the playoffs.
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I think he can still play for them in the reg. season
That's not my understanding. As far as I'm aware after the trade deadline no player transferred from one team's Reserve List to another team's is eligible to play on the NHL club until the next season. It's not in the CBA but in the NHL Bylaws (I believe it's Bylaw 12.4).

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That's not my understanding. As far as I'm aware after the trade deadline no player transferred from one team's Reserve List to another team's is eligible to play on the NHL club until the next season. It's not in the CBA but in the NHL Bylaws (I believe it's Bylaw 12.4).
Seems like you are correct based on everything I could find. Thanks for pointing that out.

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Happy for the reminder that we have Reinprecht and Bitz to suit up for the grinding playoffs, along with Bally, he and Tanev will be a good 3rd pairing for the team.

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I doubt the Canucks would take 2 centres from the Wolves who are also trying to compete in their own playoffs. The Wolves are very thin at center and the Canucks would just completely screw them over.

It's either Reinprecht or Bitz unless we run into injury trouble. Of the two, I think Bitz will be the guy staying in the AHL.
He seemed to be hinting otherwise. Have you heard the interview?

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He seemed to be hinting otherwise. Have you heard the interview?
Yes. I didn't hear anything to indicate that we would be calling up 2 of only 3 Top 9 centres on the Wolves roster. In fact, what I heard yesterday during the game is Gillis pointing out that Schroeder won't be called up even though they would like to because it would hurt the Wolves.

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I think the question is where does he fit in. Gillis has started he would like depth at every position, which leads me to believe they wouldn't just plop in the best player, but the best player by positional need.

Let's say we start the playoffs with the following:

D. Sedin - H. Sedin - Burrows
Higgins - Kesler - Booth
Raymond - Pahlsson - Hansen
Malhotra - Lapierre - Kassian
x Reinprecht, Bitz, Weise, Ebbett

Hamhuis-Bieksa
Salo-Edler
Ballard-Rome
x Tanev, Grags, Alberts +++

If Raymond goes down with an injury, it's more likely a Reinprecht or Ebbett goes in than Bitz. If Kassian goes down, chances are, Bitz or Weise goes in. In fact, I think Weise and Kassian start the playoffs on the 4th line with Manny taking time off if everyone were healthy.

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He'll be here for depth in the playoffs along with bitz for sure. I do hope we call up schroeder and or connauton before then tho I want to see them up here for a couple games like gillis said he would.

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