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#1 Durl Dixsun

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Posted 28 April 2012 - 10:08 AM

Lets all take a little break from the Luongo and Schneider Threads...

Anyone know the Updates on:

Steven Pinizzotto
he had a solid pre-season, could have played on line 3, i believe its a shoulder injury.

Aaron Volpatti
lead with hits early in the season, i believe he also had a shoulder injury.

anyone got any reliable sources on these two are doing and if they will return?

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Posted 28 April 2012 - 10:13 AM

I believe Volpatti was about a month away from returning at the end of the season

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Posted 28 April 2012 - 10:15 AM

I think I heard that Aaron Volpatti was going to be ready for round two

I don't think Pinizotto was close yet. Maybe the finals if we had made it there. But even then, he's missed a whole season so he wouldn't be up to game speed.

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Posted 28 April 2012 - 10:22 AM

You do know we have an injuries and ice chips thread, right?

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Posted 28 April 2012 - 10:27 AM

Both players are AHL-level talent scrubs. If they are on our 3rd line, then our team stinks. Cheers.


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Posted 28 April 2012 - 10:30 AM

Both players are AHL-level talent scrubs. If they are on our 3rd line, then our team stinks. Cheers.


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Pinizzotto is an upgrade on Weise. He has good work ethic and grit, he wouldn't be a mainstay on the 3rd line but if players got injured I dont see why he couldn't have filled that spot easily

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Posted 28 April 2012 - 10:32 AM

even if we made it to the finals,
pinizzotto wouldn't be ready since he hasn't played hockey in a long, long time :unsure:

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Posted 28 April 2012 - 10:35 AM

Pinizzotto looked amazing in the pre-season... until he hurt his shoulder

Pinizzotto - Pahlsson - Hansen

Move higgins back to line 2

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Posted 28 April 2012 - 12:17 PM

Both are solid 4th liners but I don't see them making it beyond that.

That said, the Volpatti-Lapierre-Weise line was by far our most effective 4th line all season. None of our other 4th line arrangements came even remotely close. Hope to see it back for good next season. The chemistry between these three players was unbelievable, not knocking any of our players but this line was most definitely greater than the sum of its parts.

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Posted 28 April 2012 - 03:07 PM

I have a hard time seeing Volpatti - Lapierre - Weise getting meaningful minutes in the playoffs.

I liked what Pinizzotto brought to the table, but again, watching the Canucks play in the playoffs with three lines year after year makes me wonder if it's AV or if we just don't have good enough 4th line.

Higgy with Burr and Pahlsson on the third line. Hansen with Lappy and Bitz/Kassian on the fourth line. Then we really would have the most skilled bottom 6. Hopefully Jensen makes the team next year so we can have this trickle down effect.

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Posted 28 April 2012 - 03:11 PM

I hope we re-sign Volpatti he is a great 4th line player, also is a BC boy.
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Posted 28 April 2012 - 03:41 PM

I was really cheering for Pinizzotto to make the 4th line on our team before he sustained the injury. Hope he returns next season and makes the roster.

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Posted 28 April 2012 - 03:46 PM

Whatever Kesler is suffering from, i hope he is fully healed by next season.
The season he had this year, is so unlike him...

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Posted 28 April 2012 - 04:23 PM

Kesler needs to take time off, get 100%, buuut. I think I can see Volpatti coming back. I loved him in our line up. We do need a reliable fourth line though.
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