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02-27-2013, 11:06 AM
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Aaron Volpatti waived; claimed by Capitals

#Canucks place Volpatti on #NHL waivers.

https://twitter.com/RealKyper/status/306812013475139584

Something else coming? They don't need the roster space right now.

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Volpatti > Weise AINEC....

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Huh...that is weird. No sense in getting rid of depth for no reason, and I thought Volpatti had played his role quite well to this point in the year.

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huh? odd

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Bringing up ebbett possibly?

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Hmmm i really like what Volpatti brings.

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volpatti did his job well.

fought, hit and forechecked. what else do we expect from 4th liners?

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It is strange, but I think a move is coming. Blindside man, blindside

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Something else coming? They don't need the roster space right now.
Hopefully Ebbett is coming back

edit: beaten to it

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Volpatti > Weise AINEC....
Disagree.

The only thing Volpatti does better than Weise is fight, and IMO it's not by much.

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Disagree.

The only thing Volpatti does better than Weise is fight, and IMO it's not by much.
Weise must have taken boxing lessons when he was in Tulipland because his skills have vastly improved.

It cannot be to bring up Ebbett can it? Geez that doesn't do anything for us....a bigger move? It is the best time in our season to make a move due to schedule

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Disagree.

The only thing Volpatti does better than Weise is fight, and IMO it's not by much.
Volpatti is a horrible hockey player. I can't even count the number of times the 4th line got hemmed in their own zone because of him being unable to receive or make a pass.

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Volpatti > Weise AINEC....
I wouldn't go that far. I think they're pretty much a trade off at this stage (Volpatti being the better scrapper, IMO), but Weise has more potential upside.

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Bringing up ebbett possibly?
I hope not...I just don't see the point. They play very different roles, and Ebbett has a far bigger impact in Chicago as a top-line guy than Volpatti will. If he's coming up just to ride the pine in Vancouver, you'd figure that wouldn't sit too well with the Wolves.

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Unless there is an injury we haven't heard about yet, I don't know where Ebbett would fit into the lineup. He's not better than any of the forwards the team is now dressing.

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On the plus side, does this not indicate Schroeder has made the team for the time being? I would have figured he'd be the first to be sent down if they needed roster space.

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Unless there is an injury we haven't heard about yet, I don't know where Ebbett would fit into the lineup. He's not better than any of the forwards the team is now dressing.
If they're making room for a deal, do they need to wait until tomorrow when Volpatti clears or is there a similar exemption as with players coming off IR (where it's enough to waive the player, don't have to wait the 24 hours)?

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On the plus side, does this not indicate Schroeder has made the team for the time being? I would have figured he'd be the first to be sent down if they needed roster space.
I don't think Schroeder is going anywhere. That line might not be scoring but they've pretty much dominated possession ever since they took Weise off it.

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Trades have started to heat up lately. Maybe VAN adding a roster player for a pick or prospect...a 3C possibly...what's the team contracts situation with respect to to the 50 Max?

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This is either forshadowing an Ebbett call up () or a trade (interesting)

Best fighter we have and good at throwing the body, hope he's not getting replaced by Andrew ****ing Ebbett

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Volpatti is a horrible hockey player. I can't even count the number of times the 4th line got hemmed in their own zone because of him being unable to receive or make a pass.
How many times has he kept Daniel off the ice? "Oh and Henrik passes to Burrows and Volpatti? in on the forecheck?"

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Bringing in Jason Arnott perhaps? Saw some tweets this morning about how he's gotten over a "minor injury setback" since failing the NY physical and how his brother Wade was liking giving the Canucks a call or two about it...

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I do not like this move.

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Trades have started to heat up lately. Maybe VAN adding a roster player for a pick or prospect...a 3C possibly...what's the team contracts situation with respect to to the 50 Max?
top 6 winger need>3rd line centre need

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How many times has he kept Daniel off the ice? "Oh and Henrik passes to Burrows and Volpatti? in on the forecheck?"
He had a habit of taking extremely long shifts. I feel like he's overrated because he gives it his all.

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