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#1 zejono

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Posted 06 February 2013 - 08:15 PM

To be ready for playoffs we should try to get some high energy guys for the 4th line.
Volpatti is fine on the 4th line. I don't know about Weise and Malhotra. They seem to be really invisible.
A guy like Zac Rinaldo would be nice. Such a high energy player and total beast in fights.
what do you think?
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Posted 06 February 2013 - 08:17 PM

Volpatti is like the Rinaldo of the West, he's a good hitter. Pinozotto would be a good playoff call up too.
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Posted 06 February 2013 - 08:53 PM

F Rinaldo! Puree trash
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Posted 06 February 2013 - 09:08 PM

Volpatti-Lapierre-Pinizzotto

Would be solid. Pinizzotto is an agitator that can kill penalties, hit, play centre and wing, and he's willing to drop his gloves whenever needed. Basically a smaller and slower yet tougher Lapierre
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Posted 06 February 2013 - 09:18 PM

Rinaldo shouldn't even be allowed to play hockey after that fight with Crombeen last night.
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Posted 06 February 2013 - 09:33 PM

Rinaldo shouldn't even be allowed to play hockey after that fight with Crombeen last night.


if you have ever been in a hockey fight you would know how hard it is to stop once you get into the zone
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Posted 06 February 2013 - 09:40 PM

if you have ever been in a hockey fight you would know how hard it is to stop once you get into the zone


Crombeen was knocked down and still got hit twice. Once when he was on his knees, and again when he was on his back..

Rinaldo should save that crap for when he's mugging people in back alleys...
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Posted 06 February 2013 - 10:29 PM

never mind rinaldo get vinny lecalvier , gets in fight and gives it right back , hammer fist the philly player while he was down thats a leader lol
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Posted 06 February 2013 - 10:52 PM

Obviously not 4th line material, but am I the only one who'd love to see Kass - Lappy - Burrows on a line? Could be our 3rd line next year if Jensen gets put with the twins and another top 6 forward comes over from a goalie trade.

Man, that would be one frustrating line to play against.
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Posted 06 February 2013 - 10:54 PM

If Malhotra is invisible, it's a good thing.
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Posted 06 February 2013 - 10:55 PM

Trade malhotra and bring up pinni
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Posted 06 February 2013 - 11:07 PM

Trade malhotra and bring up pinni

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Posted 06 February 2013 - 11:25 PM

If anyone from Philly was to be dealt here, I would def. target Max Talbot.

Rinaldo's role is already played quite well by Volpatti who gets in there and hits guys. On the other hand, Talbot's defensively responsible while being clutch in the playoffs. If Holmgren blinks for one sec I wouldn't hesitate to swap out Manny and acquire another Max for the 4th line.
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Posted 06 February 2013 - 11:26 PM

Really want to see Pinnizzotto called up, right now our 4th liners have been playing very well though.

It is pretty much going to be a round about on the 4th line, cause when we get our full roster one of Higgins, Hansen, or Raymond will have to move down (likely Higgins IMO)

Lets just say the Raymond - Schroeder - Hansen line stays intact.

That would leave these 6 guys: Higgins, Manny, Lappy, Volpatti, Weise, Pinnizzotto. All fighting for 3 spots.

Edited by Smashian Kassian, 06 February 2013 - 11:27 PM.

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Posted 07 February 2013 - 12:11 AM

I really just want Lappy to get back to where he left off last season. He could put up half decent points and play very well for a 4th liner (since the 3rd line is filled up).
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Posted 07 February 2013 - 12:28 AM

Well once Booth and Kes are back then there will be a player shunted down:


Sedin - Sedin - Burr
Booth - Kes - Kass
Hansen -Lapierre - Mayray/Higgins
Malhotra centring 2 of Higgins/Weise/Volpatti/Pinizzotto

OR

Sedin - Sedin - Burr
Booth - Kes - Kass
Hansen - Schroeder - Mayray
Malhotra - Lapierre - Higgins


Malhotra, despite not being as good as before, is important. He is amongst the best in the nhl in faceoffs winning 66.7% (4th of those who've taken more than 20). That cannot be underestimated, he takes 90% defensive draws so our goaltenders know they can freeze the puck and have a good chance of us getting the puck and clearing the zone. A very big part of out PK IMO.

Edit: stats on the NHL were wrong

Edited by Fuzzysheep, 07 February 2013 - 12:48 AM.

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Posted 07 February 2013 - 12:29 AM

I liked what I saw of Pinizotto last year, but I think our 4th line has been working well for us early in the season so far. I actually wouldn't change it if possible (not sure what centerman is going to stay when Kesler is back...). Both Weise and Volpatti have had some good 4th line shifts for us, and our 4th line has actually chipped in a couple of times.
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Posted 07 February 2013 - 12:51 AM

Crombeen was knocked down and still got hit twice. Once when he was on his knees, and again when he was on his back..

Rinaldo should save that crap for when he's mugging people in back alleys...

So I guess Rypien shouldve stopped when Clune was falling or Volpatti when Sutton was on his knees.

Things go fast, Rinaldo's arms were still swinging and he stopped once Crombeen was right on the ground.
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Posted 07 February 2013 - 01:13 AM

So I guess Rypien shouldve stopped when Clune was falling or Volpatti when Sutton was on his knees.


Things go fast, Rinaldo's arms were still swinging and he stopped once Crombeen was right on the ground.

Omg he could have stopped any guy that hits a guy when he's done is a p****y even vinny
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Posted 07 February 2013 - 01:13 AM

So I guess Rypien shouldve stopped when Clune was falling or Volpatti when Sutton was on his knees.


Things go fast, Rinaldo's arms were still swinging and he stopped once Crombeen was right on the ground.

Omg he could have stopped any guy that hits a guy when he's done is a p****y even vinny
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Posted 07 February 2013 - 01:13 AM

So I guess Rypien shouldve stopped when Clune was falling or Volpatti when Sutton was on his knees.


Things go fast, Rinaldo's arms were still swinging and he stopped once Crombeen was right on the ground.

Omg he could have stopped any guy that hits a guy when he's done is a p****y even vinny
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Posted 07 February 2013 - 02:28 AM

never hit a man when hes on the ground (unless he is micheal meyers or jason vorhees, or any fictional horror character, then chop their head off) but seriously there is no honor in kicking a dog when its down
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Posted 07 February 2013 - 02:31 AM

never hit a man when hes on the ground (unless he is micheal meyers or jason vorhees, or any fictional horror character, then chop their head off) but seriously there is no honor in kicking a dog when its down

This!!!
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Posted 07 February 2013 - 02:31 AM

never hit a man when hes on the ground (unless he is micheal meyers or jason vorhees, or any fictional horror character, then chop their head off) but seriously there is no honor in kicking a dog when its down

This!!!
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Posted 07 February 2013 - 04:38 AM

4 raymond /shroeder/ volpatti or pinizzotto

3 higgins / lappy /hansen

2 booth / kesler / burrows

1 sedins / kassian
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Posted 07 February 2013 - 07:29 AM

Vandermeer-Volpatti-Pinozzoto
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Posted 07 February 2013 - 08:00 AM

Well once Booth and Kes are back then there will be a player shunted down:


Sedin - Sedin - Burr
Booth - Kes - Kass
Hansen -Lapierre - Mayray/Higgins
Malhotra centring 2 of Higgins/Weise/Volpatti/Pinizzotto

OR

Sedin - Sedin - Burr
Booth - Kes - Kass
Hansen - Schroeder - Mayray
Malhotra - Lapierre - Higgins


Malhotra, despite not being as good as before, is important. He is amongst the best in the nhl in faceoffs winning 66.7% (4th of those who've taken more than 20). That cannot be underestimated, he takes 90% defensive draws so our goaltenders know they can freeze the puck and have a good chance of us getting the puck and clearing the zone. A very big part of out PK IMO.

Edit: stats on the NHL were wrong


Yes, and I'll add that Malhotra is the only trustworthy left-handed centre for important defensive zone face offs.

He's not the ideal 4th line winger, but he has an important role on the team. If Gillis again acquires a Pahlsson type for the 3rd line, then Malhotra is expendable.
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Posted 07 February 2013 - 08:19 AM

I honestly think that the Canucks will use Lapierre on the third line in playoffs, so we can have a high energy bottom six rather then just a high energy bottom 3 look for something like this

Higgins-Lapierre-Hansen
Raymond-Manny-Weise

Or

Raymond-Schroeder-Hansen
Higgins-Lapierre- ?
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Posted 07 February 2013 - 12:51 PM

Trade for a big veteran right wing who can score, and poof you could have a 4th line;

Higgins/Lappy/Kassian.

Now there's some bite and Higgins has a fabulous motor!

All three can easily move up the line up to cover match ups, when someone's gassed or hurt.
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Posted 07 February 2013 - 12:55 PM

Right now I wouldn't change a thing.
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