Armada Posted May 26, 2015 Share Posted May 26, 2015 Talk to most people, and they’ll tell you that Willie Desjardins was an upgrade on John Tortorella. Tom Sestito is not most people. A year after playing a career-high 77 games for the Canucks and putting up a career-high five goals and a career-high nine points, he was perhaps the lone victim of this so-called “upgrade”. He played just three games for Willie Desjardins, who had even less interest in fighting than hitting. Then he was placed on waivers and sent to the Utica Comets. It didn’t go well on the farm. After 10 games with the club, Sestito hurt his back, and the Canucks laid out a recovery plan: You grew up in Rome. That’s close to here. Why don’t you go home and get better… and then, like, not come back? Sestito began to suspect that he wasn’t wanted. He took the deal, and the Canucks immediately updated their enforcer relationship status to single in a release. “The Canucks and Comets thank Tom for his contributions and wish him luck in the future.” But the feeling is not mutual. Sestito has no gratitude. And he doesn’t wish the Canucks luck. He wants revenge. From the Syracuse Post-Standard: “I will be back. And I have stuff to prove against them,” he said. “I didn’t get a chance to prove myself. I definitely deserved better. I got put in a bad situation. “I know why they did it. They had their guys. I just think there’s certain games I could have played. It’s a business. I understand it. They just had their own way they wanted to see their team and I wasn’t a part. I don’t have hard feelings against Vancouver. I just want to make sure they know they made the wrong choice.” So ominous. Give this man a robotic claw and a cat. Granted, it’s probably hard for the Canucks to know they made the wrong choice when their farm team is in the Western Conference Final, which probably feels like vindication. But it was the wrong choice, says Sestito, and once he punches someone a few times, they’ll know. Oh, they’ll know. According to the article, Sestito made it clear he plans to sign with a Western Conference team, allowing him to be closer to his target. Good plan. As a frequent healthy scratch, you don’t want just one shot at revenge. What if you’re in the pressbox for it? Better to sign in the Pacific Division, where you’ll have six cracks at it. Although it’s hard to know who Sestito will fight in his revenge fantasy. Last year, he could have fought Tom Sestito, but the Canucks don’t have that guy anymore. http://vansunsportsblogs.com/2015/05/26/tom-sestito-vows-revenge-on-the-canucks/?utm_medium=twitter&utm_source=twitterfeed Question for you guys as well. Would Sestito have made a difference against Calgary? Link to comment Share on other sites More sharing options...
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