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Steve Pinizzotto; ideal 4th line centre

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After watching this game one thing is clear, Malhotra is holding up the fourth line.

Constantly losing the puck after Volpatti and Weise kept it in their zone for a while, losing puck battles on the boards easily, and having an overall slow reaction to the play when the puck comes to him.

With Kesler injured Manny is our go-to penalty killer, however there isn't much use for him other than that.

Anyways getting back to topic, how do you guys think Steve Pinizzotto would do in this line? He's gritty, stands up for teammates, defensively responsible, can play either wing or centre, and has some hands. Unfortunately he is injured, but how sick would it be to have a wrecking crew of him and Volpatti alongside superstar Weise together as our fourth line?

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Do you honestly think one game costs the Canucks half of the season?

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It's only 1 game, but wouldn't mind giving it a try if Malhotra doesn't improve, or someone gets injured The management was quite impressed with him before he got injured.

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One game has been played. One single game. I am all for having the best player, play despite of a "less notable" last name. Pinizzotto has never really gotten a chance at the NHL level and before his injury last year, he looked really good and made the team out of camp. Despite of this however, Malhotra deserves to have a chance to get into the groove as well this season. Only move I am dissappointed so far this season is the fact that Schroeder didn't get a chance to show if he compete at NHL level.

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Do you honestly think one game costs the Canucks half of the season?

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After watching this game one thing is clear, Malhotra is holding up the fourth line.

Constantly losing the puck after Volpatti and Weise kept it in their zone for a while, losing puck battles on the boards easily, and having an overall slow reaction to the play when the puck comes to him.

With Kesler injured Manny is our go-to penalty killer, however there isn't much use for him other than that.

Anyways getting back to topic, how do you guys think Steve Pinizzotto would do in this line? He's gritty, stands up for teammates, defensively responsible, can play either wing or centre, and has some hands. Unfortunately he is injured, but how sick would it be to have a wrecking crew of him and Volpatti alongside superstar Weise together as our fourth line?

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Pinizzotto has been out for at least 3 weeks now. Not sure what his injury is?

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I agree. He can skate and hit and will drop his gloves

Ebbett is terrible.

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Did you see Weise last night? He looked like Bure

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I thought last year Malholtra looked like he was washed up. I was suprised to see he's back this year.

Burrows was invisible lastnight. He needs to step up his game.

And yes flame on I know its only the first game. But in the NHL, you're only as good as your last shift.

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Manny still has a good impact on the team, it's just that Pinizzotto suits the fourth line more.

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Do you honestly think one game costs the Canucks half of the season?

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I've always said I wanted to see Pinizzotto get a crack at our 4th line. But, the guy is injured, so who cares?

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