Feb 102011
 

From CDC:

Vancouver Canucks President and General Manager Mike Gillis announced today that right wing Victor Oreskovich has been recalled from the Manitoba Moose of the AHL. Aaron Volpatti has been re-assigned to Manitoba.

Oreskovich, 24, has appeared in 31 games for the Moose this season, recording 11 points (4-7-11) and 27 penalty minutes. The Whitby, Ontario native has played in 50 career NHL games, collecting six points (2-4-6) and 26 penalty minutes.

Volpatti, 25, has split the season between the Moose and Canucks. He has registered six points (0-6-6) in 26 games in Manitoba and two points (1-1-2) in 15 games with Vancouver, including his first NHL goal.

  • John Andress

    The lack of production from the third and fourth lines can no longer be ignored. We have all been drinking the Kool-Aid and hoping that if the lads keep working and making chances they must eventually start to get the bounces and start scoring again. We have waited long enough. It isn’t going to happen. Management needs to really evaluate Tambellini, Torres, and Glass. They have given us little, if anything since they stopped scoring a third of a season ago. Hogdson gets a pass due to insufficient experience on which to base an evaluation. Malhotra’s success in the face-off circle needs to be evaluated in terms of whether it is enough in the absence of any other contributory factor. Does Hansen get a pass for the occasional goal and hit? Will Oreskevitch add grit to a fourth line which was supposed to be gritty but has been anything but? Is the energetic inefficiency of Glass and Torres enough to keep them on the roster? Do we expand the questions to include Mason Raymond’s largely ineffective presence on the second line?

    There are so many questions that I can only conclude that the redesigning of the bottom end of the roster has failed and that, unless something is done, the Canucks are going to go into the playoffs with one and a half scoring lines, good goaltending and a defense that may or may not be healthy. The grit and scoring from the bottom half which we were looking for to make the team better than it was in last year’s playoffs just hasn’t materialized. I know this looks like panic after one loss but did Raymond, Malhotra, Torres and the others just stop producing yesterdy? This situation needs to be looked at before the wheels fall off the bandwagon completely and we end up with another early exit in the spring.

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