Tuesday, October 4, 2011

One man's loss is anothers gain

I'm really disappointed Vic Oreskovich didn't make an impact this preseason.  I'm also very excited for a fourth line that includes Max Lapierre, Weise and either Mike Duco or Aaron Volpati.

Oreskovich has incredible strength and is blessed with tremendous speed, but for whatever reason he hasn't put it all together, to the point where Canucks head coach Alain Vigneault will be dressing a player for his home opener that he has never seen. 

Oreskovich played admirably during the playoffs after injuries forced him in to action.  He signed a contract with the big club in the off season and looked to have cemented himself on the fourth line, but things changed. Outside of Weise notably Aaron Volpati showed that he is ready to become a player that other teams skilled guys are very aware of, and Mike Duco looks like a spark plug with 15 goal potential - now that's a fourth line.

I have no doubt Oreskovich will resurface in the NHL with the Canucks or some other club, that is if he doesn't decide to walk away from the game again like he did in junior.

When Weise was placed on waivers he never expected to be picked up but was almost immediately snapped up by the Canucks whose pro-scouts are very high on him.  Weise in return has expressed his exuberance at being given a shot with a cup contender in a Canadian hockey market.

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