Tagged: Aaron Volpatti

Ask Katie about the Canucks: Callups, Cups and Some Bertuzzi Love 1

Ask Katie about the Canucks: Callups, Cups and Some Bertuzzi Love

[Every Monday, Katie Maximick takes your questions and gives her take on the Canucks in her own cantankerous style. If you have any questions about the Canucks, send it to her via Twitter (@KMaximick)] After a successful weekend working with Five Hole for Food’s hockey event on Granville in the pouring rain, my cold is worse than ever, and as result, perhaps I’m even a bit more cantankerous than usual.  However, I’ll try not to let this affect my answers to your Canucks-related questions. Andrew asks: What do you think of the rookies that have been called up and put...

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Victor In, Volpatti Out 1

Victor In, Volpatti Out

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...

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I Watched This Game: Canucks 7 – 1 Stars 0

I Watched This Game: Canucks 7 – 1 Stars

[I Watched This Game is a recurring feature at Pass it to Bulis–the hockey blog that knows who needs the puck. It chronicles the insights and observations of two guys that watched a hockey game.] Friends, Romans, countrymen, I ask you, humbly, what is the cure for an offensive slump? Don’t answer; this is a rhetorical question. The solution, as everybody knows, is an opponent with porous goaltending and crap defense. It’s a fairly simple remedy, but the real trick is finding a major league team willing to provide it. Short of scheduling a shinny with the Washington Generals or the...

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Canucks Midseason Marks: The Bottom Six Forwards 1

Canucks Midseason Marks: The Bottom Six Forwards

(Contributions from J.J. Guerrero and Katie Maximick.) Now that the Canucks have reached the official halfway point of the 2010/2011 season, we take a look back and give the players their midseason marks. Photo credit: canucks.nhl.com Manny Malhotra: Malhotra has fewer points than Raffi Torres, which is odd for a lot of people. But he’s the king of the faceoff circle, ranked second in the NHL at 63.4%. With 17 points, he’s on pace to match last season’s 33-point output in San Jose. So has he exceeded expectations? Not really, but he hasn’t exactly underperformed either. Grade: B Raffi Torres:...

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I Watched This Game: Canucks 6 – 2 Flyers 0

I Watched This Game: Canucks 6 – 2 Flyers

[I Watched This Game is a recurring feature at Pass it to Bulis, the hockey blog that knows who needs the puck. It chronicles the insights and observations of two guys who watched a hockey game. To view all the other wonderful stuff PITB does, visit Pass It To Bulis.] The Flyers and Canucks were a good matchup on paper. Both teams have excellent strength down the middle and strong forward lines overall, a solid defensive corps, and comparable records. Some said, prior to tonight’s contest, that we might be looking at a potential Stanley Cup Finals matchup. Roberto Luongo...

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I Watched This Game: Canucks 3 – 2 Oilers 0

I Watched This Game: Canucks 3 – 2 Oilers

[I Watched This Game is a recurring feature at Pass it to Bulis, the hockey blog that knows who needs the puck. It chronicles the insights and observations of two guys who watched a hockey game. To view all the other wonderful stuff PITB does, visit Pass It To Bulis.] A couple days ago on Puck Daddy, Justin Bourne wrote about the dreaded post-Christmas game, and suggested that hockey fans “be sure to set [the] DVR for ‘anything but NHL hockey’ on Dec. 26 and 27″ as players work off their Christmas hams and turkeys with lethargic play. Instead, both...

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I Watched This Game: Canucks 4 – 5 Red Wings (OT) 2

I Watched This Game: Canucks 4 – 5 Red Wings (OT)

[I Watched This Game is a recurring feature at Pass it to Bulis, the hockey blog that knows who needs the puck. It chronicles the insights and observations of two guys who watched a hockey game. To view all the other wonderful stuff PITB does, visit Pass It To Bulis.] The Canucks and Red Wings have met twice this season, and both games have been among the most entertaining of the year. We at PITB often talk about the way Canucks fans view their team’s games through a vaccuum; we disregard the play of the other team and blame everything,...

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I Watched This Game: Canucks 3 – 1 Blues 0

I Watched This Game: Canucks 3 – 1 Blues

[I Watched This Game is a recurring feature at Pass it to Bulis, the hockey blog that knows who needs the puck. It chronicles the insights and observations of two guys who watched a hockey game. To view all the other wonderful stuff PITB does, visit Pass It To Bulis.] This was one of those games the Canucks had to win. No, it wasn’t a must-win (I hardly believe in them), but it was a road game against a beleaguered and bruised Blues team, for whom three of their top three offensive weapons weren’t playing. And, sadly for St. Louis...

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Aaron Volpatti Takes A Turn On Canucks’ Fourth Line 2

Aaron Volpatti Takes A Turn On Canucks’ Fourth Line

When the Moose came to town to play the Heat there were a few players who stood out to me. There were Eddie Lack, who was solid in net, and Cody Hodgson, who had the quietest two goal night anyone could have. I noticed Jonas Anderson for his positional play, Billy Sweat for his speed and Lee Sweat for being so tiny. I also noticed Aaron Volpatti because the 6’0, 215lb forward was putting on a hit parade where he was conductor, marching band and the procession of floats to follow up. The Canucks have done a good job of...

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I Watched This Game: Canucks 3 – 2 Blues Jackets (OT) 0

I Watched This Game: Canucks 3 – 2 Blues Jackets (OT)

[I Watched This Game is a recurring feature at Pass it to Bulis, the hockey blog that knows who needs the puck. It chronicles the insights and observations of two guys who watched a hockey game. To view this post and other foolishness insightful takes on the Canucks and the NHL, visit Pass It To Bulis.] That was fun, huh? Incredibly, last night was already Ryan Kesler’s fourth multi-goal game of the season, the 13th of his career. However, despite his propensity for scoring in bunches (like a blaxploitation hero), Kesler had yet to net three goals in sixty minutes....

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