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#1 CanucksFanMike

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Posted 02 September 2013 - 10:10 PM

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Look, Sestito has little to no skill, brutal footspeed, and is at times worse than useless in the offensive zone. But, I thought I would make a thread to appreciate what he does bring to the table.

In today's NHL, every team needs a goon. Sestito is ours. He is an above average fighter, he throws big, clean hits, and he makes the most of his minutes. I think Sestito plays his role very well. Remember, we picked him up for free off the waiver wire and he only takes up $750 K of cap space.

Lets, for once, appreciate what he does bring to the table instead of looking to bash him at every turn.
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Posted 02 September 2013 - 10:14 PM

Tom sestito: volpatti does it better.
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Posted 02 September 2013 - 10:17 PM

His skating has probably improved..Started from the bottom
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Posted 02 September 2013 - 10:17 PM

Tom sestito: volpatti does it better.


Tom Sestito - 6'5 228+

Aaron Volpatti - 6'0 215

Volpatti against a legit heavy: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=cZmEtTLbloE

Sestito against a legit heavy: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=rm5OiM2kNqA

Tostito is obviously not the best fighter and has balance issues....but he is able to take on the heavies and survive or even fair well.

Lets also not forget he scored 42 goals in his final year with Plymouth and was very good in the Memorial Cup. Yes he did this as a 19/20 year old....but the ability is there.

He also put up over .5PPG in his time in the AHL.

I really think he has the ability to be a 15-25 point guy.

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Posted 02 September 2013 - 10:17 PM

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Posted 02 September 2013 - 10:18 PM

Look, Sestito has little to no skill, brutal footspeed, and is at times worse than useless in the offensive zone. But, I thought I would make a thread to appreciate what he does bring to the table.

In today's NHL, every team needs a goon. Sestito is ours. He is an above average fighter, he throws big, clean hits, and he makes the most of his minutes. I think Sestito plays his role very well. Remember, we picked him up for free off the waiver wire and he only takes up $750 K of cap space.

Lets, for once, appreciate what he does bring to the table instead of looking to bash him at every turn.


Glad we agree on something
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Posted 02 September 2013 - 10:20 PM

lol he saw my comment about Sestito in another thread (where I was bashing him for the right reasons) so he goes and makes an appreciation thread...Lets appreciate this his 1 point in 23 games last season was a steal! Every team definitely needs their own Tom Sestito I mean who wouldn't want his ability to fight, hit and score.

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Posted 02 September 2013 - 10:22 PM

Tom sestito: volpatti does it better.


the only thing Volpatti does better is skate
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Posted 02 September 2013 - 10:24 PM

lol he saw my comment about Sestito in another thread (where I was bashing him for the right reasons) so he goes and makes an appreciation thread...Lets appreciate this his 1 point in 23 games last season was a steal! Every team definitely needs their own Tom Sestito I mean who wouldn't want his ability to fight, hit and score.

Not.


you aren't the only member who doesn't get what Sestito brings to the table.... I have seen quite a few posts about it the last little bit and decided to make a thread about it.
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Posted 02 September 2013 - 10:25 PM

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Posted 02 September 2013 - 10:25 PM

lol he saw my comment about Sestito in another thread (where I was bashing him for the right reasons) so he goes and makes an appreciation thread...Lets appreciate this his 1 point in 23 games last season was a steal! Every team definitely needs their own Tom Sestito I mean who wouldn't want his ability to fight, hit and score.

Not.


Say what you will, I'll take buddy's positivity over your negativity any day of the week

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Posted 02 September 2013 - 10:27 PM

Say what you will, I'll take buddy's positivity over your negativity any day of the week

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Trust me I want the best for the team, but if you think having Sestito over other guys in our system is positive...then I don't know what to say to you.
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Posted 02 September 2013 - 10:29 PM

As long as he continues to troll


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Posted 02 September 2013 - 10:30 PM

His skating has probably improved..Started from the bottom


..And He still there!
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Posted 02 September 2013 - 10:49 PM

He's good at the one thing that was keeping Volpatti from being a lock on the fourth line, which is clearing the defensive zone.
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Posted 02 September 2013 - 10:50 PM

Ahhh Tom Sestito...he is not on the team to play hockey.
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Posted 02 September 2013 - 11:14 PM

I'm with the OP on this one. i think we do need that intimidating presence that might actually deter the opposition from ragdolling us whenever they please. I also think every team needs one of these guys and I'm fine with giving one of the 13 forward positions to a guy like Sestito. As long as you don't expect lots of point production from him you can start to see what other things he brings to the table.
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Posted 02 September 2013 - 11:20 PM

Trust me I want the best for the team, but if you think having Sestito over other guys in our system is positive...then I don't know what to say to you.


Who do we have in our system with size that will fight anyone in the league? And what do you expect from a 4th line?
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Posted 02 September 2013 - 11:26 PM

I don't think he has no skill, or that his speed is brutal, he gets around the ice fine, and is able to get in on the forecheck.

As long as he can get in on the forecheck, throw his weight around, be solid defensively, and fight when its needed, maybe even be a bit of a presence in front of the net. We should be happy with him, and thats what the goal should be with him IMO.
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Posted 02 September 2013 - 11:32 PM

I don't think he has no skill, or that his speed is brutal, he gets around the ice fine, and is able to get in on the forecheck.

As long as he can get in on the forecheck, throw his weight around, be solid defensively, and fight when its needed, maybe even be a bit of a presence in front of the net. We should be happy with him, and thats what the goal should be with him IMO.


This.^^..he is what he is...not the best at it, but fine for the 4th line and his size is a deterant
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Posted 02 September 2013 - 11:54 PM

Tom Sestito - 6'5 228+

Aaron Volpatti - 6'0 215

Volpatti against a legit heavy: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=cZmEtTLbloE

Sestito against a legit heavy: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=rm5OiM2kNqA

Tostito is obviously not the best fighter and has balance issues....but he is able to take on the heavies and survive or even fair well.

Lets also not forget he scored 42 goals in his final year with Plymouth and was very good in the Memorial Cup. Yes he did this as a 19/20 year old....but the ability is there.

He also put up over .5PPG in his time in the AHL.

I really think he has the ability to be a 15-25 point guy.


Oh you must have forgot when volpatti one punched winchester, a heavy weight the size of sestito. Volpatti is waaaaaaay better. Because volpatti can actually play as well
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Posted 02 September 2013 - 11:58 PM

Sestito is a better player than Volpatti overall. He is solid defensively, smart.
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Posted 03 September 2013 - 12:18 AM

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Posted 03 September 2013 - 12:24 AM

Oh you must have forgot when volpatti one punched winchester, a heavy weight the size of sestito. Volpatti is waaaaaaay better. Because volpatti can actually play as well


LOL You consider Winchester a legit heavy? His size may indicate that, but not his fighting ability.

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Posted 03 September 2013 - 12:34 AM

Hopefully Darren Archibald improves his skating and challenges Sestito next year for a 4th line spot.
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Posted 03 September 2013 - 01:14 AM

Can't think of a more useless person on the team. He can't play or fight. Utterly useless
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Posted 03 September 2013 - 01:28 AM

Can't think of a more useless person on the team. He can't play or fight. Utterly useless


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Posted 03 September 2013 - 02:10 AM

Tom sestito: volpatti does it better.

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Posted 03 September 2013 - 02:22 AM

I support Tom Sestito!
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Posted 03 September 2013 - 02:39 AM

People rag on this guy pretty harshly but so did many people when Andrew Alberts first joined the club- and look how well he has improved.

I think Sesisto wants to play a much bigger role and contribute more than just a few scraps contrary to what people think.

Im looking forward to seeing a motivated and improved Sesito come training camp.
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