I think my issue here is it seemed Vandy was gonna see some action as the team pushed for him to be signed. Sounds like they realize our toughness is a problem and would like him policing instead of Dale the scared turtle Weise. I understand his place in our depth chart but his specific skill he brings bumps him up a few pegs Ryp.
Volpatti to me is a capable fouth liner who has marginal fighting ability. I need a few decisive wins on his part to change my mind, against some good opponents
Of course. I would love for Vandy to play 15-20 games in a shortened season like this.
As for Patti I do agree, however I think is fighting ability is pretty underrated and his size is holding him back a lot (6'0 215).
This is what I just don't understand about Gillis. He signs a guy like Patti to a one way contract who brings strictly fighting and hitting to the table, while preaching about how guys on the 4th line need to be able to play the puck.
Sure Patti can play his 5-8 min a night without being a big liability, but if you were going to sign a guy like that, why not get someone who is much more established in that department.
We had plenty of opportunities to sign guys like Asham, Tootoo (although not much size), Parros, Carkner ect ect in the summer.
I just don't get it.
Edited by Rypien37, 08 February 2013 - 09:29 AM.