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04-28-2011, 12:38 PM
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Victor Oreskovich

What do you make of his play so far?

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Conn Smythe candidate.

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Awkward celebrator.

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I saw him hopping around excitedly looking for someone to hug after that goal too.

I like him. He can skate, he can hit, and he doesn't exactly handle the puck like it's a live grenade. Definitely some potential as a bottom-six player.

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04-28-2011, 12:54 PM
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Doing a decent job and throwing some very nice hits with great timing. He also seems to know where to go in the offensive zone, just needs a little more finish. Hansen's seemed to found his so theres no reason VO can't.

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Awkward celebrator.
The entire team's celebration, including the coaches, was awkward so I'll give Oreskovich a bit of a pass.

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Should be locked in as the fourth line RW through next season.

Hard to know what his upside from there is. Even if he doesn't have any more upside, that's been a tough spot to fill in the past few years so he's a good asset on the 4th line.

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Good asset, good head for the game.

Still waiting for his first goal as a Canuck. Gotta think he has more offensive upside than your average fourth liner though. Doesn't rush things, makes plays.

I'd say offer him a one way contract in the same range he's at now. $600k. He should go for it.

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I think what you meant was "what do we have in Victor Oreskovich?"

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This guy seems to be what every team is looking for from their bottom six. Size, speed, acceptable hands and very low cap hit. Lucky to have him and Gillis seemed to know what he was looking for when others thought this was a "throw in".

One could argue given the rest of what Canucks have in their line-up, you needed VO more than you would have found use for Grabner against Chicago.

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I think what you meant was "what do we have in Victor Oreskovich?"
Beat me to it.

The team was smart to give him the more significant minutes in the AHL this year instead of throwing him right in.

The fourth line job is his to lose next camp.

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His celebration was worthy of a replay.

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This guy seems to be what every team is looking for from their bottom six. Size, speed, acceptable hands and very low cap hit. Lucky to have him and Gillis seemed to know what he was looking for when others thought this was a "throw in".

One could argue given the rest of what Canucks have in their line-up, you needed VO more than you would have found use for Grabner against Chicago.
yup. I was intrigued by this "throw in" last summer. Speed size some skill and smarts.

Really liking his play and looking forward to seeing his development.

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Prototypical 4th line winger. Fast, big, and throws his weight around...limited offensive upside.

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I think what you meant was "what do we have in Victor Oreskovich?"
I think that thread has already been done.

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This guy seems to be what every team is looking for from their bottom six. Size, speed, acceptable hands and very low cap hit. Lucky to have him and Gillis seemed to know what he was looking for when others thought this was a "throw in".
Mind you there were some well-informed posters who at the time of the trade noted that Oreskovich was not in fact a "throw-in".

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His celebration was worthy of a replay.
Damn I missed it.

I missed the whole celebration and hand shake.

Too busy celebrating myself.

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His celebration was worthy of a replay.
Dog piles: the large man's kryptonite. Do I jump on and crush Alex Burrows? Or do I skirt around the outside looking hilarious?

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Mind you there were some well-informed posters who at the time of the trade noted that Oreskovich was not in fact a "throw-in".
Lol I was in Disneyland at the time, watching the draft at ESPN zone and saw the trade on the ticker at the bottom and thought "neat, some hotshot Russian prospect!"

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Mind you there were some well-informed posters who at the time of the trade noted that Oreskovich was not in fact a "throw-in".
I seem to recall that.....and we (you and I) were not in the company of many others!

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Mind you there were some well-informed posters who at the time of the trade noted that Oreskovich was not in fact a "throw-in".
Wow that showed a lot of restraint!

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I honestly think that if he is just mid-way through his development.. that he has a lot of potential.

He's only 24 or so.. and he has a nice sized frame, he can skate, and he's not afraid to take the body. 1 or 2 more seasons of playing with an NHL club, and he will surprise a lot of people.

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I honestly think that if he is just mid-way through his development.. that he has a lot of potential.

He's only 24 or so.. and he has a nice sized frame, he can skate, and he's not afraid to take the body. 1 or 2 more seasons of playing with an NHL club, and he will surprise a lot of people.
I agree, I like how they took their time with his development this year, giving him lots of ice time in Manitoba. He played 50 games with Florida last year, but they had a plan for him and they stuck with it. He was out of hockey for 2 years, but he's also a former 2nd round pick -- I can definitely see him putting up a season like Raffi Torres did this year in the not-too-distant future, only with a little bit less of the rabid dog in him, a little less offensive talent, but possibly similar numbers.

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Using Ron MacLean's vaunted mind read technology I went over the celebration and found out what was going through some of the players heads.

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Should be locked in as the fourth line RW through next season.

Hard to know what his upside from there is. Even if he doesn't have any more upside, that's been a tough spot to fill in the past few years so he's a good asset on the 4th line.
Is there potential for him to play with the twins in a couple of years? No one other than AV saw the Burrows experiment coming... let alone working.

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