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Posted 15 June 2012 - 11:13 PM

Glad to see him back!
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Posted 16 June 2012 - 12:54 AM

good physical depth signing IMO

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Posted 16 June 2012 - 12:58 AM

Hope he becomes a skilled Canuck in the future.
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Posted 16 June 2012 - 03:14 AM

WE NEED more guys like Volpatti. We NEED guys who are ready to compete. I think this is what we were missing int he playoffs...injecting some youth definitely helps. We need some youngblood.

That being said..this is just one of the things that we can do to help get where we want to be. Kinda crapty how he got injured before the playoffs.
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Posted 16 June 2012 - 03:19 AM

Glad he's back, Volpatti was super solid for us before he got hurt and always played hard. Hopefully they get another guy who can chuck em as well so Volpatti doesn't have to do all the heavy lifting!

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Posted 16 June 2012 - 03:29 AM

What a waste of money..


Yeah, because paying him minimum wage is REALLY going to hurt us down the stretch with the cap. :picard:
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Posted 16 June 2012 - 03:57 AM

Shouldn't the title read "Aaron Volpatti re-signs with Vancouver"?
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Posted 16 June 2012 - 04:07 AM

Love the Volpatti signing. Heart and soul type of player. Punishing checker. A player that can cause the opposition to look over their shoulder.

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Posted 16 June 2012 - 09:10 AM

Nice to re-sign a player who actually cares and not just in it to cash in *ahem* Malhotra, Ballard, raymond...


Malhotra,Ballard,Raymond are not just in it for the money. They all love the city and organization. Are they overpaid? Yes but they arent just here for money

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Posted 16 June 2012 - 09:36 AM

Malhotra,Ballard,Raymond are not just in it for the money. They all love the city and organization. Are they overpaid? Yes but they arent just here for money

I find it interesting that the Canucks are retracting the value of some contracts. With the increase in cap, this may help the Canucks out pursuing a trade and/or some free agents.

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Posted 16 June 2012 - 02:26 PM

Like we got Duco, Steve Begin, Todd Fedoruk and Owen Nolan last year?

Yeah, they solved all our problems late!

Players like Volpatti are a dime a dozen and signing guys like this in June is a waste. Wait till late August/early September. There will be tons of guys like this to pick up closer to training camp. Why commit money to one of them now when there will be plenty of other options, and likely better ones, later



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Posted 17 June 2012 - 12:02 PM

Wonder where he will come in the lineup. He`ll be competing with Bitz, Kassian, Pinnizotto and probably Weise in training camp.

Well Bitz and Pinizotto aren't signed right now. Same with Weise but Weise is RFA and I am sure Kassian will be top-9 or AHL for more development. I like Volpatti, and think he will do well pending health.
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Posted 17 June 2012 - 06:01 PM

I am predicting a solid year for Volpatti this year, hopefully somewhere in the range of 15-25 pts on the fourth line.

If he has:
-At least 5 goals or 15 points
-At worst a -5 +/- rating
-At least 150 hits
-At least 80 blocked shots
-more fighting majors than minor penalties

Than this will be a solid re-sign in my mind, and I think Volpatti is capable of all those things.
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Posted 17 June 2012 - 06:28 PM

I am predicting a solid year for Volpatti this year, hopefully somewhere in the range of 15-25 pts on the fourth line.

If he has:
-At least 5 goals or 15 points
-At worst a -5 +/- rating
-At least 150 hits
-At least 80 blocked shots
-more fighting majors than minor penalties

Than this will be a solid re-sign in my mind, and I think Volpatti is capable of all those things.


10-15 points would mark a very solid offensive contribution from Volpatti IMHO. 15-25 would be amazing. He didn't produce much in the AHL and he hasn't produced much at the NHL level either. If he can score anywhere near 10-15 points and can bring consistent physical play, I'd say he will have done his job.

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Posted 18 June 2012 - 03:13 AM

I am predicting a solid year for Volpatti this year, hopefully somewhere in the range of 15-25 pts on the fourth line.

If he has:
-At least 5 goals or 15 points
-At worst a -5 +/- rating
-At least 150 hits
-At least 80 blocked shots
-more fighting majors than minor penalties

Than this will be a solid re-sign in my mind, and I think Volpatti is capable of all those things.

Mighty high expectations for Volpatti there. I'd consider it a miracle if he even got to 10 points. Most likely AHL fodder at this point.
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Posted 04 July 2012 - 12:21 PM

I think it is a great signing, he will work hard as he has. He had earned the 4th line spot last year before his injury. 1 hit K.O. this guy doesn't have to score many goals, but we honestly need some physical presence cause young Kassian hasn't fit the bill just yet.

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Posted 04 July 2012 - 12:41 PM

What a waste of money..


Canucks best fighter on the roster, has a huge heart, deffenatly a 4th line player ATM, unless we sign something or trade for something better or a prospect standout in pre season he will be playing oct 11th

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Posted 04 July 2012 - 01:15 PM

If Big V can work on his skill game a little he would be an even more effective 4th line checker. He definitely has the physical play down.

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Posted 04 July 2012 - 07:45 PM

Love the Volpatti signing. Heart and soul type of player. Punishing checker. A player that can cause the opposition to look over their shoulder.


......a huge component missing in our game....it left with Torres and again when volps was injured....there was no fear of our team after that. Ever.
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Posted 05 July 2012 - 03:33 PM

Its not your money so who cares if its one way or not! Aquilinis can affford to bury contracts like that in the minors np. If he pans out and plays well, great, if not, he will be Chicago bound.

There were flashes of quality hockey from him, who knows, another off season of training and training camp and he may have a breakout/impactful season.


I like Volpatti and I thought he was fitting in well before his injury.

I too think he is better than we think. The trouble is he seems a bit afraid to try things, unlike Booth he passes ALL the time when sometimes I would just like to see him go to the net and shoot.

One of the the few times he came into the middle he scored.

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He hits a player and the player pushes Volpatti.........Volpatti pushes back..........if the player pushes again Patti drops the gloves...........That is the form I would love to see from all our players. (well apart from the Twins)

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