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Posted 01 March 2013 - 12:22 PM

It's an upgrade over Volpatti


Really?..........I take it you haven't watched his fights.
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Posted 01 March 2013 - 12:23 PM

This is nothing but damage control. If we waited 1 hour to put volpattti on waivers ( wtf was the rush) , we would have found out about keslers injury and have kept Aaron . Pretty bad mismanagement by the guys up top...
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Posted 01 March 2013 - 12:24 PM

Vandermeer is a better option up front, imo. Hell, Oreskovich is. Where'd that guy go, anyway. Out of hockey again?

They claimed Sestito because they didn't anticipate Volpatti being claimed.

But at least we know Sestito won't be claimed when he's sent down. He fell all the way to us in the first place.
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Posted 01 March 2013 - 12:24 PM

I thought Gillis was about character?


Looks like Lupul was pretty game to dance. Kind of like Marleau challenging Bieksa last year.

You don't start face-washing a tough guy if you want to avoid getting punched in the face.

Edited by Provost, 01 March 2013 - 12:25 PM.

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Posted 01 March 2013 - 12:25 PM

Perhaps a significant difference in Volpatti and Sestito is that Volpatti will be a UFA at the end of the season, while Sestito will be an RFA.

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Posted 01 March 2013 - 12:27 PM

So by saying he's nowhere near Volpatti you've just admitted you've never watched him play then. Sestito is the better player period.


Is he really? Well even if he is slightly better(I'm not saying he is mind) we lose in toughness and character.

MG has just panicked because he was caught out. Another duff signing to join the queue imo. The guy hasn't a clue about being pro-active.

Edited by Bodee, 01 March 2013 - 12:30 PM.

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Posted 01 March 2013 - 12:27 PM

He is nowhere near Volpatti. That is my opinion. Also I think he is a douche on and off the ice and not fit for this team.
As I said if he was so good you would have thought the Caps would have snapped him up first.


Are you just assuming that he is a douche on and off the ice or can you back it up? My guess is that no one here knows him off the ice so we will have to wait and see.
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Posted 01 March 2013 - 12:30 PM

from a philly perspective



Yesterday, the Flyers placed winger Tom Sestito and goaltender Michael Leighton on waivers. The club is currently capped out and is using long-term injured reserve allowance. Sending Sestito ($605,000) and Leighton ($900,000) to Adirondack will clear $1.505 million off the team's cap figure.

There is a chance that Sestito will be claimed off waivers by another team today. Although not particularly trusted by Laviolette (who clearly prefers the smaller, speedier Zac Rinaldo), Sestito does have some assets to offer. He is not a bad skater for such a big guy, and when he plays under control, he can be effective in non-fighting situations.

Sestito, who had a two-goal game against Tampa Bay earlier this season, is not going to score many goals at the NHL level. That's just not his role. Banging bodies and fighting are what got him to the NHL in the first place. But he actually does have decent hands if he gets the puck in close.

Where Sestito still needs to improve his game in terms of his decision making and discipline. By discipline, I'm not only talking about penalties, I'm referring to his play away with and without the puck. But he cannot possibly get better if he doesn't get opportunities to play (whether that's in the NHL or even back in the AHL). If it all takes is a single bad shift or one glaring mistake in a game to earn several more weeks in the pressbox, the player is simply not trusted by the coach and probably never will be.

Perhaps getting claimed by another organization would be a good thing for Sestito. Another coach might see potential value in him as an NHL player and let him play through mistakes while figuring out what does and doesn't work for him at the top level. That's how Rinaldo has begun to thrive under Laviolette. The Flyers have lived through ups and downs in Rinaldo's still-young NHL career, and he's been rewarding the club of late. The coach clearly does not see similar potential in Sestito.

Laviolette may be proven right or may be proven wrong. For the player's sake, at least, you hope there's a coach out there who sees a role on a team for him and hands him the ball to either run with or fumble away on his own. My own feeling on Sesito is that the flaws may be correctable. His mistakes (like Rinaldo's) are often ones of over-zealousness.

However, players who play Sestito's role are often viewed as a dime a dozen, and it's tough for these players to stick for long if they don't make an immediate positive impression. The Flyers placed Sestito on waivers last year and were able to assign him to the Phantoms went he went unclaimed.

Sestito sustained a minor injury (charley horse) while on conditioning assignment with the Phantoms. He also was set back at the start of camp by a bout with mumps.

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Posted 01 March 2013 - 12:32 PM

Nope. That's only if he actually cleared waivers to begin with, and then he wouldn't be on our team and the Flyers would have that option. If we want to send him to the Wolves, he'll still have to clear waivers and the Flyers would get first chance to reclaim him.


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Posted 01 March 2013 - 12:32 PM

Because I love stats, here are some stats for you guys:

We gained 5 inches

We gained 13 pounds.

We got 2 years younger.

Player - Pts - G - A - +/- - PIM - BORN
Volpatti - 1 --- 1 -- 0 -- 0 -- 28 --- CDN - BC
Sestito -- 2 --- 2 -- 0 - +1 - 12 --- USA - NY

Edited by Kassian's Face, 01 March 2013 - 12:36 PM.

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Posted 01 March 2013 - 12:34 PM

No way AV lets Sestito slide after a bad shift.

Apparently the Flyers' core loved the guy though.
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Posted 01 March 2013 - 12:39 PM

Is he really? Well even if he is slightly better(I'm not saying he is mind) we lose in toughness and character.

MG has just panicked because he was caught out. Another duff signing to join the queue imo. The guy hasn't a clue about being pro-active.


No we actually gain in toughness and character which again shows you're clueless in who we just picked up. I would have been happy with this pick up even if we didn't lose Volpatti.
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Posted 01 March 2013 - 12:40 PM

Doesn't really give us anything Volpatti didn't.

Only concern I have is his reputation for taking bad penalties that hurt the team. Volpatti was able to hit like a train but do it legally. He was smart/good enough to know his role and not hurt the team .

TIme will tell.
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Posted 01 March 2013 - 12:40 PM

No way AV lets Sestito slide after a bad shift.

Apparently the Flyers' core loved the guy though.


This. I'm already worried that after one bad shift he ends up in the press box or ultimately sent down...
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Posted 01 March 2013 - 12:42 PM

I'll still miss Volpatti. Good fighter and hitter.
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Posted 01 March 2013 - 12:43 PM

I think mg wants volpatti over sestito as volpatti is more reliable, and we have invested in him over the last few years.

But the main point here is that they wanted to bring pinnozotto in and they couldn't do that without sending someone down.. schroeder is the only one who doesn't have to clear but we need a center so it wouldn't be him. Weise could have been a better guy to waive (debatable) but with the upcoming condensed schedule, weise would be better since he can eat up more minutes on the pk, has more offensive upside while being able to fight (though not as tough as volpatti).

So mg had to make this gamble which did not go our way, so he picked up another guy who could replace volpatti. Its not difficult to understand and isn't too big of a deal anyways.. hopefully we can get him back if he's waived by the caps or if not, then we'll have to hope pinnozotto and sestito can fill the role
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Posted 01 March 2013 - 12:47 PM

STOKED ON THIS UPGRADE ON VOLPATTI.

Sure, he only has 4 career goals but he's played only 34 games! That's pace for like 9-10 goals over 82.

He can throw hard hits. Sure, Patti could too, but Patti had to calculate every big hit, Sestito is huge so he has fewer limits in that way.

In the AHL he's about a .5 PPGer, in the OHL he was dominant.

EFFFFF YAAAA
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Posted 01 March 2013 - 12:49 PM

Doesn't really give us anything Volpatti didn't.

Only concern I have is his reputation for taking bad penalties that hurt the team. Volpatti was able to hit like a train but do it legally. He was smart/good enough to know his role and not hurt the team .

TIme will tell.

Size Size Size that what he gives Vancouver. There has been a lot of dealing in the NHL of late. I think teams have made their evaluations. There's less time than other years. There is a bigger picture.

Better this guys hands than Kassian's.

Luongo will get traded and this move will be forgotten.
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Posted 01 March 2013 - 12:49 PM

I think mg wants volpatti over sestito as volpatti is more reliable, and we have invested in him over the last few years.

But the main point here is that they wanted to bring pinnozotto in and they couldn't do that without sending someone down.. schroeder is the only one who doesn't have to clear but we need a center so it wouldn't be him. Weise could have been a better guy to waive (debatable) but with the upcoming condensed schedule, weise would be better since he can eat up more minutes on the pk, has more offensive upside while being able to fight (though not as tough as volpatti).

So mg had to make this gamble which did not go our way, so he picked up another guy who could replace volpatti. Its not difficult to understand and isn't too big of a deal anyways.. hopefully we can get him back if he's waived by the caps or if not, then we'll have to hope pinnozotto and sestito can fill the role


I think you've nailed it.

How refreshing it would be if that is exactly the way Gillis communicates it, instead of some spin riddled insult to our intelligence.
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Posted 01 March 2013 - 12:49 PM

And the waiver wire comes to the rescue of MG. Again.
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Posted 01 March 2013 - 12:50 PM

Because I love stats, here are some stats for you guys:

We gained 5 inches

We gained 13 pounds.

We got 2 years younger.

Player - Pts - G - A - +/- - PIM - BORN
Volpatti - 1 --- 1 -- 0 -- 0 -- 28 --- CDN - BC
Sestito -- 2 --- 2 -- 0 - +1 - 12 --- USA - NY


Stats never tell the full story, Volpatti is a better "tough guy" then Sestito
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Posted 01 March 2013 - 12:50 PM

STOKED ON THIS UPGRADE ON VOLPATTI.

Sure, he only has 4 career goals but he's played only 34 games! That's pace for like 9-10 goals over 82.

He can throw hard hits. Sure, Patti could too, but Patti had to calculate every big hit, Sestito is huge so he has fewer limits in that way.

In the AHL he's about a .5 PPGer, in the OHL he was dominant.

EFFFFF YAAAA


Edited by aqua59, 01 March 2013 - 12:50 PM.

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Posted 01 March 2013 - 12:50 PM

Doesn't really give us anything Volpatti didn't.

Only concern I have is his reputation for taking bad penalties that hurt the team. Volpatti was able to hit like a train but do it legally. He was smart/good enough to know his role and not hurt the team .

TIme will tell.


Bang on.

Google Sestito and you find a bunch of fights with no-names and a few with some heavier guys like Kass, Dubinsky, Prust ...all of whom hold their own against him. More concerning are the cheap shot, high and blind-side hits he seems to like to make.

I'm still not sure what Gillis is trying to accomplish here. Volpatti did what he did in the few minutes per game he was given by AV. Not sure Sestito changes anything.
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Posted 01 March 2013 - 12:50 PM

Lapierre is gonna open his mouth wide & then Sestito is gonna beat up anyone who talks back.

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Posted 01 March 2013 - 12:51 PM

And the waiver wire comes to the rescue of MG. Again.


BOLD moves indeed!
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Posted 01 March 2013 - 12:51 PM

I think he was a pickup simply because we lost Volpatti.
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Posted 01 March 2013 - 12:52 PM

If everybody transcends their BC-boy sentiments for Volpatti they'll see they have a reason to be happy about this move. Regardless of it was intentional of Gillis' part or not.

It isn't like Patti could PK or PP or anything besides do well with his few minutes per game. Sestito can do that too.. in a bigger and better way.
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Posted 01 March 2013 - 12:54 PM

The thing with Sestito is he doesn't shy away from playing dirty as all hell.

This is the kind of guy who will (and has before) throw a dirty elbow or a hit from behind if you did something to his teammate he didn't like.








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Posted 01 March 2013 - 12:57 PM

Just my opinion T. If I'm not happy with what's happening then that's what I say. If you don't like it well............you know the rest :rolleyes:

Your opinion is false, and a total bummer to read.
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Posted 01 March 2013 - 12:58 PM

Prefer volpatti ans obviously a lot of other Gms do to if he got picked up by the 27th place team


Please people they were not on waivers at the same time. Sestito was placed on waivers after Volpatti was picked up. This is the reason Van was able to get Sestito, because they lost a player to waivers they get first pick at the next player/s to be put on waivers.
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