Tagged: Victor Oreskovich
Today’s quickies, a bunch of links, clips, news and other tidbits about the Vancouver Canucks. Photo credit: ESPN Remember the ribbing Ryan Kesler received after posing in his undies? I can only imagine what it’ll be like after his nude photoshoot for ESPN magazine. Yesterday, the Canucks placed Victor Oreskovich on waivers and claimed Dale Weise from the Rangers. Is Weise an upgrade over Oreo? In a tweet, Darren Dreger was complimentary of Weise’s skill set. And according to Pierre Lebrun, the Canucks were trying to trade for him last year. Weise is scheduled to line up next to Maxim...Click here to read more.
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...Click here to read more.
[As we approach the start of the NHL regular season, members of the Canucks blogosphere give their two cents about your Vancouver Canucks and address the issues, questions and expectations of the team in their 40th year anniversary.] You won’t receive a lot of argument here if you say that this preseason was relatively boring. With a stacked roster, the Canucks had few openings. And of the players fighting for those jobs, no one stood out more than the others. Still, some players managed to move themselves up or down the Canucks’ depth chart. Alex Bolduc and Guillaume Desbiens look...Click here to read more.
The CHB crew are up here in Penticton for Canucks training camp. The 58-man camp kicked off today and here are some things I noticed from day 1: Eddie Lack looked good. The 6’5″ goaltender is the tallest of those checking into camp and covered a lot of space in net. Given Cory Schneider is likely going to be Luongo’s back up, Lack looks poised to take that starter’s position with the Moose. Billy Sweatt (Canucks fans’ newest favourite Twitterer – follow him at @billysweatt) looked very good out there. He’s got great speed and seemed to always have the...Click here to read more.
One of the things the Canucks have lacked in recent years has been size. Now entering his third season with the team, Gillis has groomed a team of finesse and skill players but this off-season he took steps towards addressing the size issue as well. Last year, Gillis built a team that was good enough to win the Northwest Division title, but in the NHL’s second season, they found out that they just weren’t big enough to compete with the likes of Blackhawks. (Yeah I said it.) Things have changed a little bit this off season. Goodbye Kyle Wellwood (5’10”,...Click here to read more.
It’s no secret that the Canucks’ biggest need this off-season was to beef up their defense. UFA-to-be Willie Mitchell’s return was uncertain and defensive prospects Kevin Connauton and Yann Sauve were at least one, maybe two or more, years away from making the big club. So yesterday, on NHL Draft Day, GM Mike Gillis sent the Canucks’ 1st round (25th overall) draft pick, Steve Bernier and Michael Grabner to the Florida Panthers and acquired Keith Ballard and prospect Victor Oreskovich. The Canucks filled a need by acquiring Ballard. He is a legitimate top-4 defenseman with the ability to play big...Click here to read more.