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Volpatti vs Wiese

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  1. 1. Who do you think is better?

    • Aaron Volpatti
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    • Dale Wiese
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I see Wiese received a lot of hype from his (lol) Dutch League success. Then he had a flashy first couple games.

On the other hand, Volpatti has consistently been a good 4th line grinder who actually hasn't received as much attention as Wiese has.

I also see line-up [suggestions?] on these boards including Wiese (sometimes on the 3rd line!) while Volpatti isn't even in the line-up.

I personally think Volpatti has played better than Wiese has.

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Yea, me too. They're both awesome. I mostly ask because this line-up is going to start getting really full when Kesler and Booth eventually come back.

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They're both good and bring a little different skillset. Why do we have to pick one we like better?

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Dale Weise hands is the better hockey player. However, Aaron Volpatti understands his role and plays his role.

Weise doesn't always finish his checks and doesn't drop the gloves consistently. Though he's better this year, is #2 in hits. Last year, when Volpatti went out with his injury, he had like two times the hits Weise had.

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Weise should have "better" upside offensively (though that's really not saying much, I'd say max. 15 points in the NHL and I'd be happy) and he's definitely looked faster skating-wise since he came back. He also hits and is defensively responsible and can probably become a poor-man's Lapierre in the NHL minus the chirping.

Volpatti on the other hand is an energy winger. He's strong on forechecks and in hitting but I'm not sure what to expect of him if he got breakaways or had the opportunity to snipe, since he's more or less a guy who bangs in rebounds or passes in front and I'm not sure that he can create off the rush (contrary to Weise).

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Weise has improved since last year and I think has done well as a 4th liner so far. I have to say though, I think Volpatti has done great too and makes us the harder team to play against (he's actually OK at fighting..). I'd go with Volpatti, but it's close.

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Like them for what exactly? They're both 4th line complimentary players. I wouldn't want either on the ice without a Higgins/Hansen/Lappy/Manny as the main piece on that line.

So, who is the better 13th forward? Weise, technically.

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Both have gotten way better compared to last season. Last year Volpatti couldn't keep up with Lappy and Weise offensively at the beginning of the season and was much slower, this year he's shown that he can keep the play in the o zone instead of blowing it. Last year Weise wasn't throwing his body around but showed that he had potential, he still has a long way to go but he's been great so far.

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Volpatti has hands of stone, but his skill set it much more needed by our team, and thus he's more valuable to us than Weise.

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At least I know Volpatti is a tough guy. Weise? I don't know what he is....he is not a tough guy, nor is he a guy who can hit hard, score goals...what is he? He is nothing.

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Volpatti all the way, just hope he can stay healthy. Weise is a solid fill-in 4th liner but we already have too many type of players like him who play a bigger role on this team. We should preferably get someone who is tougher.

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can probably become a poor-man's Lapierre in the NHL minus the chirping.

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Volpatti is a good 4th liner

Weise can be a good 3rd liner, maybe more.

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A 4th line of Volpatti - Lapierre - Pinnizotto is what I want to see moving forward.

Patti is by far the best hitter on this team and a decent fighter, much more valuable then what Weise brings to the table right now.

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I've liked Volpatti as an energy player but Weise has been killing penalties and thus is a more versatile player. In a condensed season where minutes for our top players have to be rationed, having a player like Weise be able to play more minutes will help keep the team fresher by the time the playoffs come around.

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Volpatti brings more toughness and Weise more speed and flexability. If your playing a team like Edmonton, then put Weise in. If it's SJ or Ana make it Volpatti.

Unsure why people are mentioning Pinizzotto. 28yrs old and he's never played in the NHL. I think he has some impressing to do in the AHL first.

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kesler and booth back, i dont think either makes the team anymore with the strong play of shroeder. if i have to choose, i would go with volpatti... understands his role better, would be nice if he did it better. dont get me wrong, i understand that both of these players are on a level i could only dream about, but it is what it is, and it is what it isnt

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kesler and booth back, i dont think either makes the team anymore with the strong play of shroeder. if i have to choose, i would go with volpatti... understands his role better, would be nice if he did it better. dont get me wrong, i understand that both of these players are on a level i could only dream about, but it is what it is, and it is what it isnt

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