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Poll: Weise or Volpatti? (142 member(s) have cast votes)

Weise or Volpatti?

  1. Dale Weise (66 votes [46.81%])

    Percentage of vote: 46.81%

  2. Aaron Volpatti (75 votes [53.19%])

    Percentage of vote: 53.19%

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Posted 09 September 2012 - 04:35 PM

Can't believe Volpatti is winning this poll..

Weise is clearly a better player in every area of the game aside from fighting while being 3 years younger.

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Posted 09 September 2012 - 04:36 PM

Weise by far, a lot more skill and still brings the checking game and will fight if needed. It just goes to show you the lack of hockey IQ on this board picking Volpatti over Weise. Weise has the skill to be able to fill in on the 3rd line without hurting that line, Volpatti would be lost on the 3rd line.


To all those saying they'd rather have Weise. Think about it for a second. Do you want your fourth line to worry about getting scoring chances or having a good forecheck and playing a gritty, aggressive style that might intimidate the opponent? If you ask me I'd rather have the latter, a fourth line which can bang and a guy who can actually win a fight on it, which is why my pick would be Volpatti by a mile.

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Posted 09 September 2012 - 04:42 PM

Has to be the stupidest statement I have read today.


Has to be the most stupid use of a made up word I have read today.

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Posted 09 September 2012 - 04:43 PM

Weise
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Posted 09 September 2012 - 04:44 PM

From a developmental point of view it makes no sense to repalce Weise with Volpatti. You either play them both or you remove Volpatti and put him back in the AHL where he's a fourth liner at best. Weise has already proven himself at the AHL level and putting him back there really accomplishes nothing other than taking a dump all over the work a guy has already put in proving himself.


From a team makeup point of view it sure does. AV may like his energy/hard working players a little more than he should, but nevertheless Volpatti as already stated is much grittier than Weise. Other than his few goals which were pretty decent last season he really didn't play the physical game near the way he needs to and how Volpatti already shows he can. If he hadn't been injured I believe Volpatti would have been playing on the 4th line over Weise, though knowing AV and the fact that MG praised him as well (considering he picked him up off waivers) Weise probably would have been played anyways.
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Posted 09 September 2012 - 04:56 PM

Has to be the most stupid use of a made up word I have read today.


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Posted 09 September 2012 - 05:13 PM

Both

Weise-Manny/Lapps-Volpatti

But if I had to choose, I definitely go with Weise, I think he has way more potential and played pretty damn good for the most part last year.

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Posted 09 September 2012 - 05:16 PM

To all those saying they'd rather have Weise. Think about it for a second. Do you want your fourth line to worry about getting scoring chances or having a good forecheck and playing a gritty, aggressive style that might intimidate the opponent? If you ask me I'd rather have the latter, a fourth line which can bang and a guy who can actually win a fight on it, which is why my pick would be Volpatti by a mile.

Ideally you want one that can do the latter while still being able to do some of the former (which is why I wanted to see Duco played instead of Weise) though if you can't have much of either, definitely the latter (which is why I'd much rather see Volpatti played over Weise)
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Posted 09 September 2012 - 05:19 PM

Volpatti tougher, better fighter...Weise more offence, skilled.........imo REMEBER after VOLPATTI went down WEISE was our only tough,rough, fighter guy and HE FOUGHT VS BRUINS... my vote goes to weise, but playoffs volpatti might be more effective

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Posted 09 September 2012 - 05:24 PM

i think weise has the potencial to be a decent 3rd liner.
also he got a little raise and if he thinks he will get more next time he will need to prove his worth.
I think him and Lappy play well together.

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Posted 09 September 2012 - 05:33 PM

???


I really hope I don't have to explain that to you :picard:

Edit: If you still don't get it... http://wiki.answers....tupidest_a_word

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Posted 09 September 2012 - 05:36 PM

I really hope I don't have to explain that to you :picard:

Edit: If you still don't get it... http://wiki.answers....tupidest_a_word


but you do, because stupidest is in the dictionary:
adj. stu·pid·er, stu·pid·est
1. Slow to learn or understand; obtuse.
2. Tending to make poor decisions or careless mistakes.
3. Marked by a lack of intelligence or care; foolish or careless: a stupid mistake.
4. Dazed, stunned, or stupefied.
5. Pointless; worthless: a stupid job.

n.
A stupid or foolish person.

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Posted 09 September 2012 - 05:38 PM

Weise.

More potential
Faster
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Posted 09 September 2012 - 05:55 PM

but you do, because stupidest is in the dictionary:
adj. stu·pid·er, stu·pid·est
1. Slow to learn or understand; obtuse.
2. Tending to make poor decisions or careless mistakes.
3. Marked by a lack of intelligence or care; foolish or careless: a stupid mistake.
4. Dazed, stunned, or stupefied.
5. Pointless; worthless: a stupid job.

n.
A stupid or foolish person.


Lol... the word Muggle is in the dictionary. Does that still make it a word? LOL is in some online dictionaries...

Here how about this...
Go to a university English class and write an essay (using the word stupidest at least once), hand it in, and see what the Professor has to say.

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Posted 09 September 2012 - 06:13 PM

Weise by far, a lot more skill and still brings the checking game and will fight if needed. It just goes to show you the lack of hockey IQ on this board picking Volpatti over Weise. Weise has the skill to be able to fill in on the 3rd line without hurting that line, Volpatti would be lost on the 3rd line.


Lol dude, you accuse others of having a low hockey IQ and you think Weise could fill in on our 3rd line? Laughable. Weise and Volpatti (on pace for him since he was injured) have similar numbers, with the exception that Volpatti actually knows how to fight. Dale Weise just gets beaten up whenever he fights most of the time.

I'd much rather have Volpatti in the lineup since he can add some genuine toughness to our bottom 6.

Edited by Moonshinefe, 09 September 2012 - 06:17 PM.


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Posted 09 September 2012 - 06:14 PM

Weise is the better player and he's a tough dude no doubt, he's not really the muscle we need though. He can hold his own and stick up for some of the guy's against some in the NHL and he's also far out classed fight wise against most of the NHL's tough guy's. His fight with Horton last year was pretty awesome though.

I'd reluctantly have to go with Weise for now.
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Posted 09 September 2012 - 06:18 PM

Lol... the word Muggle is in the dictionary. Does that still make it a word? LOL is in some online dictionaries...

Here how about this...
Go to a university English class and write an essay (using the word stupidest at least once), hand it in, and see what the Professor has to say.


It's a word. Just because it would be unwise to use such words in a formal essay at the university level or something like that, doesn't mean it isn't a word. It's in the oxford dictionary for crying out loud. Last I checked this wasn't a university English class anyway, but a public forum to discuss sports.

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Posted 09 September 2012 - 06:32 PM

Weise is the better player. He is smarter, better defensively and can chip in offense. He's a decent 4th liner. Weise was a top-six player in the AHL and still has potential for more and is younger than Volpatti.

What Volpatti has going for him is toughness. He's bigger and can fight, whereas Weise (however willing) usually just gets beat to a pulp. But at least Weise still tries. Volpatti hits and punches harder and that's it. He's pretty much topped out and is no more than an extra energy/tough guy.
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Posted 09 September 2012 - 06:33 PM

Can't believe Volpatti is winning this poll..

Weise is clearly a better player in every area of the game aside from fighting while being 3 years younger.


This. People are blinded by Volpatti's one-punch on Brad Winchester and his perceived toughness. Weise does everything else better.
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Posted 09 September 2012 - 06:36 PM

It's a word. Just because it would be unwise to use such words in a formal essay at the university level or something like that, doesn't mean it isn't a word. It's in the oxford dictionary for crying out loud. Last I checked this wasn't a university English class anyway, but a public forum to discuss sports.


I don't think you get the point of this. It's not that I have to correct his usage of the word; it's the fact that he called out and attacked another poster's idea as the "stupidest thing he has read". I mean, that's perfectly fine for me, but if you are going to attack a person for being "stupid", at least try to make your sentence sound intelligent.

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Posted 09 September 2012 - 06:38 PM

They play different positions.. Why are we choosing? We should be deciding between volpatti and pinizzotto

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Posted 09 September 2012 - 06:41 PM

You guys really think they guys stand above Pinnizotto and Bitz ? (havent seen enough of them myself to judge just yet)
I think it will be an interesting camp to see who is chosen?
Might just come down to $ and 2 way contracts?

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Posted 09 September 2012 - 06:47 PM

Weise is a fair bit better offensively and he's blazing fast, but Vopatti is the better fighter.

Weise is taller by two inches, but Vopatti is still five pounds heavier.

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Posted 09 September 2012 - 07:03 PM

Volpatti does his great for his role. He hits and fights better than anyone on the Canucks. Based on last season I'd rather have Volpatti in the line-up but Weise has the potential to be the better player.

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Posted 09 September 2012 - 07:21 PM

I don't think you get the point of this. It's not that I have to correct his usage of the word; it's the fact that he called out and attacked another poster's idea as the "stupidest thing he has read". I mean, that's perfectly fine for me, but if you are going to attack a person for being "stupid", at least try to make your sentence sound intelligent.


I didn't call the writer stupid I called his statement stupid! There is a big difference!
There is nothing wrong with the sentence, but I guess being anal retentive as you seem to be there always something to point out as being incorrect.
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Posted 09 September 2012 - 07:26 PM

Weise. He is much more rounded of a hockey player. Volpatti can fight that's about it and is worse than Weise in the defensive zone (can't breakout). Weise is also younger. I dont think Volpatti is going to get better than what we already seen and he is coming back from injury. Weise players top 6 in AHL and Volpatti is a 4th liner on the A even at his age.

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Posted 09 September 2012 - 07:27 PM

Definitely Weise. Much more skilled and has better potential.
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Posted 09 September 2012 - 07:28 PM

Volpatti for sure. Weise plays a well-rounded game but he's average at everything he does and there isn't one part of his game that sticks out to me. Volpatti has much more impact with his hits and he's a better fighter. Everyones saying Weise has more skill, yet he still sucks offensively and we already have guys in our bottom 6 who can play his role much better. Plus, I've never seen Volpatti lose position or get caught defensively. Think about our toughness up front for a second, and Kassian is the only name that comes to mind when it comes to guys who can scrap.

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Posted 09 September 2012 - 07:29 PM

I wonder how Volpatti will play this year after being injured? some guys are never the same after screwing up a shoulder, same goes with Pinner.

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Posted 09 September 2012 - 07:40 PM

I didn't call the writer stupid I called his statement stupid! There is a big difference!
There is nothing wrong with the sentence, but I guess being anal retentive as you seem to be there always something to point out as being incorrect.
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Reading comprehension - I clearly said in my post that you said his idea was stupid. Nowhere did I say that you directly called him stupid.

Edit: Although, one may infer that is what you think of him from your attitude in your original post.

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