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#271 Truckin

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Posted 28 February 2013 - 02:55 PM

Why?


You make a statement and I am curious if you have supporting info for it.
Other reason is I most likely dont agree with your idea of blunders and think it would be good to debate.
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Posted 28 February 2013 - 02:58 PM

You make a statement and I am curious if you have supporting info for it.
Other reason is I most likely dont agree with your idea of blunders and think it would be good to debate.

I have but Deb is closely watching me to slip as I'm on the watch list.
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Posted 28 February 2013 - 02:59 PM

Bottom line, Volpatti new his role, never complained. Much better option that pee wee weise . If there were several claims in for him then the management simply blew it by not getting even a draft pick back in a trade. We have zero grit and have now become even easier to play against.


Steve Pinizzotto does everything Val crapy did plus has skill, now Weise has an other skilled player to play with. People on this board are so embarrassing they over react to a player who brough very little to the team especailly with a player like Pinizzotto being the reason he was put on waivers. Have no grit give your head a shake; Kassian, Beiksa, Hansen, Weise and now Pinizzotto(ten times better hockey player than Volpatti).
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Posted 28 February 2013 - 03:00 PM

Dropping the gloves is great, but dropping the gloves and losing a fight when the team is looking for energy just drains the energy from the bench even more.

Oh look! It's 3-1 for the other team and Weise is gonna drop the gloves!!! YEAH!! Oh wait, he just got the <bleep> pounded out of him. So we can't win on the scoreboard, or through a fight... yay... pack 'er in boys.
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Posted 28 February 2013 - 03:00 PM

I'm with you on this one. If the other teams can do this to the Canucks on a weekly basis, maybe... just MAYBE, GMMG and AV will notice what's going on.


It isn't that doesn't notice; he knows the game far better than any of us here. It's just that as a committed hockey pacifist, his goal isn't just to win in the most pragmatic way possible. He means to prove that you can win with zero toughness in the playoffs. Call it his mission. But don't ever question his missionary zeal.
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Posted 28 February 2013 - 03:03 PM

Steve Pinizzotto does everything Val crapy did plus has skill, now Weise has an other skilled player to play with. People on this board are so embarrassing they over react to a player who brough very little to the team especailly with a player like Pinizzotto being the reason he was put on waivers. Have no grit give your head a shake; Kassian, Beiksa, Hansen, Weise and now Pinizzotto(ten times better hockey player than Volpatti).


What remains to be seen is if that skill translates to the NHL. He has never played a Regular season NHL game yet, so until he shows it, I remain skeptical as to how much more he brings over Volpatti
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Posted 28 February 2013 - 03:05 PM

Steve Pinizzotto does everything Val crapy did plus has skill, now Weise has an other skilled player to play with. People on this board are so embarrassing they over react to a player who brough very little to the team especailly with a player like Pinizzotto being the reason he was put on waivers. Have no grit give your head a shake; Kassian, Beiksa, Hansen, Weise and now Pinizzotto(ten times better hockey player than Volpatti).



Pinozzotto, oh yes the highly coveted career AHL player who is often injured!. There is a reason Volpatti was claimed!!!!! Please dont talk about grit and include Hansens name in there. We are the softest team in the NHL now.
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Posted 28 February 2013 - 03:06 PM

Steve Pinizzotto does everything Val crapy did plus has skill, now Weise has an other skilled player to play with. People on this board are so embarrassing they over react to a player who brough very little to the team especailly with a player like Pinizzotto being the reason he was put on waivers. Have no grit give your head a shake; Kassian, Beiksa, Hansen, Weise and now Pinizzotto(ten times better hockey player than Volpatti).




LMAO "another skilled player to play with" implying what that Weise has skill!!!! give your head a shake
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Posted 28 February 2013 - 03:13 PM

If you look at possible line up
Sedins-burrows
Raymond-Schroeder-booth
Higgins-lapierre-Hansen
Weise-ebbett-kassian

Our team is still to small to win a cup leafs no what they're doing with mclaren , Orr , brown , fraser definately toughest team in the league and we have weise and kassian ! Both average fighters
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Posted 28 February 2013 - 03:13 PM

What is actually totally amazing is we are 10 pages in on a 4th line player in 4 hours, that's crazy man.
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Posted 28 February 2013 - 03:18 PM

Steve Pinizzotto does everything Val crapy did plus has skill, now Weise has an other skilled player to play with. People on this board are so embarrassing they over react to a player who brough very little to the team especailly with a player like Pinizzotto being the reason he was put on waivers. Have no grit give your head a shake; Kassian, Beiksa, Hansen, Weise and now Pinizzotto(ten times better hockey player than Volpatti).


Lol you made my day. 'hey don't worry they have a career severely injured AHL player to replace a capable nhl role player'

You should tell the other nhl teams that.
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Posted 28 February 2013 - 03:19 PM

Look there has got to be a reason for this, Gillis isn't stupid, he doesn't just drop players randomly. It makes no sense for Gillis to dump him after Kesler got injured again. I'm thinking a trade is impending.


If this is the case then why didn't they just trade Volpatti? It would be better then losing a good 4th line player for nothing!
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Posted 28 February 2013 - 03:20 PM

Pinozzotto, oh yes the highly coveted career AHL player who is often injured!. There is a reason Volpatti was claimed!!!!! Please dont talk about grit and include Hansens name in there. We are the softest team in the NHL now.

I sure the hell do include Hansen and forgot Burrows both forecheck and are hard to play against because of their hard nose play on the puck.
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Posted 28 February 2013 - 03:24 PM

If you look at possible line up
Sedins-burrows
Raymond-Schroeder-booth
Higgins-lapierre-Hansen
Weise-ebbett-kassian

Our team is still to small to win a cup leafs no what they're doing with mclaren , Orr , brown , fraser definately toughest team in the league and we have weise and kassian ! Both average fighters

The Habs just walked all over the big bad Leafs last night, ole ole..lol.
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Posted 28 February 2013 - 03:27 PM

Lol you made my day. 'hey don't worry they have a career severely injured AHL player to replace a capable nhl role player'

You should tell the other nhl teams that.


Lol you made my day only idiots worry about a 4th liner who bring almost nothing to the team. I just can not believe the amount of stupid on this board for a player who would not even play in the playoffs.
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Posted 28 February 2013 - 03:28 PM

'Heart and soul player' Sure. If not being able to play hockey all that well or not being able to play a full season counts as heart and soul.


Knowing him personally, and having been a teammate of his, I am going to step in and defend your attack here. He is a heart and soul player. He was never a top talent on any team he played for, and made the NHL on heart, soul and effort alone. Always a popular guy with the team as he would go to battle for you. I don't know where in the hockey dictionary it says Heart and Soul means being a skilled player that is immune to injury.

He knew his role, and put everything he could into it. Something you don't find often with guys in the NHL, as they are used to all their lives having been the top players on their teams and often go into a sulk when they are expected to change their roles and accept them.
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Posted 28 February 2013 - 03:36 PM

Lol you made my day only idiots worry about a 4th liner who bring almost nothing to the team. I just can not believe the amount of stupid on this board for a player who would not even play in the playoffs.



Ya cuz I'm the idiot that thinks a career ahl player who is constantly injured is the answer. Good logic.

Edited by Mighty Walrus, 28 February 2013 - 03:37 PM.

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Posted 28 February 2013 - 03:38 PM

Pick up Sestito before the Coilers.Somehow.....
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Posted 28 February 2013 - 03:41 PM

CDC is so angry over losing a scrub player, I don't get it. Guys like Volpatti and Weise are a dime a dozen.
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Posted 28 February 2013 - 03:43 PM

Knowing him personally, and having been a teammate of his, I am going to step in and defend your attack here. He is a heart and soul player. He was never a top talent on any team he played for, and made the NHL on heart, soul and effort alone. Always a popular guy with the team as he would go to battle for you. I don't know where in the hockey dictionary it says Heart and Soul means being a skilled player that is immune to injury.

He knew his role, and put everything he could into it. Something you don't find often with guys in the NHL, as they are used to all their lives having been the top players on their teams and often go into a sulk when they are expected to change their roles and accept them.


Thank you for your response. Its refreshing to hear someone with common sense around these parts.
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Posted 28 February 2013 - 03:43 PM

CDC is so angry over losing a scrub player, I don't get it. Guys like Volpatti and Weise are a dime a dozen.


They really are. Weise should end up being better than Volpatti though.
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Posted 28 February 2013 - 03:44 PM

It isn't that doesn't notice; he knows the game far better than any of us here. It's just that as a committed hockey pacifist, his goal isn't just to win in the most pragmatic way possible. He means to prove that you can win with zero toughness in the playoffs. Call it his mission. But don't ever question his missionary zeal.


There comes a time when you need to take a closer look at reality because quite frankly, if that is his mission, he has failed year after year.

Unfortunately, when you look at the previous 3 Stanley Cup champions, all 3 have had a healthy dose of grit and sandpaper.

But personally, I don't actually believe it is the toughness that wins the Cup, but rather it's the toughness that gets you there with the best opportunity to win the cup (more specifically, getting to the Finals with the least amount of injuries).

I'm not sure if you or others on here have played the sport in an organized league, but believe me that having toughness on your team makes a very big difference in terms of the number of hits another team decides to throw in your direction. I'm not a big guy, but I sure played big when I had a couple linemates in the 6'3" range willing to goto war with me :)
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Posted 28 February 2013 - 03:44 PM

The Habs just walked all over the big bad Leafs last night, ole ole..lol.


Where were you a week or so ago when it was 6 - love?
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Posted 28 February 2013 - 03:46 PM

I'm not surprised people are bashing Pinnizotto, seeing as they go by his stat lines and not oh I don't know... Watching him play?

Then again the majority of posters here watch nothing but the Canucks so an informed opinion really is too much to ask for.

Edited by Dellins, 28 February 2013 - 03:46 PM.

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Posted 28 February 2013 - 03:47 PM

They really are. Weise should end up being better than Volpatti though.


Don't get me wrong, I liked both. It makes complete sense to wave Volpatti over Weise though. Weise is only 24, and has more upside than Volpatti. I know sometimes I joke around about how great Weise is, but he's been far more versatile than Volpatti. Sure he isn't the best fighter, but he'll step up if he needs to. He even kills penalties now.

Weise and Volpatti are easy to replace players, but Weise has more potential and made complete sense to keep.
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Posted 28 February 2013 - 03:47 PM

Open season on the Sedins, we were already soft to play against even with Volpatti in the lineup, now Carcillo is licking his chops next time we face the Hawks.

MG is in freaking denial if he thinks were ok toughness wise, Hamhuis and Bieksa basically begged MG to sign Vandermeer and him saying the talk around the leauge is that the Canucks are soft, says alot about our 'team toughness'.

I agree, if they apparently knew that there were intrests in him prior to waiving him, why not freaking trade him for a pick or anything?!

We finally find a hard nosed 4th line winger thats done everything he's been asked to and we waive him.. wtf does that say to the players in the farm thats trying to earn a spot?

We lost him just to get Pinozotto off the IR when we could've just sent JS to Chicago temprarily and keep Volpatti..

I know he's just a 4th liner but this move is so so stupid alot of stupid went in the thought process on this one.

MG is losing his magic, he better have a splash deal to turn this team into an instant contender or he'll be gone before AV.
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Posted 28 February 2013 - 03:47 PM

He played for Doug MacLean who says "he can play". My bet is, Edmonton picks him up. They apparently wanted Volpatti.

Cue the posts like, "OMG, Flyers are so stupid, Holmgren is so stupid and the worst GM ever. First he signs Bryz and then trades away Carter and Richards so the Kings can win the cup, then he waives Sestito. He must have known someone would claim him, why didn't he trade him? I don't understand this, worst move ever."

No? People wouldn't react like that when it's not our 4th line grinder getting waived?
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Posted 28 February 2013 - 03:49 PM

Pinner was hurt playing for the Wolves, can and should report back to the Wolves; I can't see how Pinnizotto affects anything?

Unless they are calling him straight up to the Canucks; which I also doubt as he has never played a reg season game? Gotta get some game conditioning before an NHL debut...

Or am I missing something? Otherwise this is just a move by MG.



Mind Juggle = puzzle to see the logic!

There better be e better reason than Pinnizotto needing to come of IR to lose Volpatti.

He was the only pure grit player the team had, played his role well and wanted to be a Canuck.

I wish him the best and can't help but thin this is a mistake..


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Posted 28 February 2013 - 03:50 PM

Don't get me wrong, I liked both. It makes complete sense to wave Volpatti over Weise though. Weise is only 24, and has more upside than Volpatti. I know sometimes I joke around about how great Weise is, but he's been far more versatile than Volpatti. Sure he isn't the best fighter, but he'll step up if he needs to. He even kills penalties now.

Weise and Volpatti are easy to replace players, but Weise has more potential and made complete sense to keep.


I could never get you wrong :wub:

I agree. I would have waived Volpatti over Weise because of the age difference. They play an identical game and pretty much do everything equally. I'll take the younger guy in that regard.
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Posted 28 February 2013 - 03:52 PM

Yeah Gillis should have gotten us at least a 7th round pick for him.
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