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    Dale Weise in, Oreskovich out

    It appears the revolving door that was the Vancouver Canucks fourth line last season will return for another campaign.

    The changes continue after the Canucks waived Victor Oreskovich and picked up Dale Weise off waivers from the New York Rangers.

    It appeared that Oreskovich would grab a spot (along with Maxim Lapierre and Aaron Volpatti) when the Canucks sent down Mark Mancari and Mike Duco. Unfortunately Oreskovich was waived after general manager Mike Gillis found out Weise was available. There are reports surfacing that Gillis tried to trade for Weise last season but was unsuccessful.

    Here's what we know about Weise. He's young (23 years old), has good size (6'2, 210 lbs), skates well, hits and doesn't mind throwing down when the time arises. If you trust hockeyfights.com (and your own eyes) Weise has lost more scraps at the NHL level than he has won but there's no question he's a gamer.

    Weise won this one against Dan Carcillo.

    He also lost this fight against Luke Schenn.

    Also, if you put stock into what the New York Post's Larry Brooks has to say, a couple of his tweets back Gillis' decision to snap him up:

    "Very odd that the Rangers could have kept Weise at least for start of season by placing Staal on IR. Don't get it."

    "Can't make sense of the Weise move following a very good camp...."

    Finally, Weise does have the ability to create some offence. At least at the AHL level. He racked up 18 goals and 20 assists in 47 games last season.

    As for Oreskovich, I'm guessing it won't be the last we see of him. Canucks coach Alain Vigneault trusted him enough to play him five games in the Cup Final, however he never played more than nine minutes in any of those games.

    Oreskovich came to camp knowing that the Canucks wanted him to play a more physical role because that's the message he was given in his exit meetings. Oreskovich said he wanted to stick up for himself and his teammates more and it looked like he was ready to do that in the pre-season.

    In the end, the pro scouts for Vancouver felt Weise was an upgrade to Oreskovich. They felt he is a busier and more physical player.

    But considering the way the fourth line has been forever changing in recent times, will anyone be surprised to see Duco in a bit...or Mancari...or Pinizzotto...or Bitz...or Oreskovich for that matter.
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    Another shocker!
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    Quote Originally Posted by sfgiants5518 View Post
    Registered 9.1 on the Richter scale. We're definite contenders now.
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    You guys planning the parade now?

    Just don't get confused with what happened last year! OH BURN! pun.

    Totally kidding hahaha. No but seriously. Not a terrible pickup. Orescovich is solid but he's gonna clear waivers. Weise had a great camp and preseason and getting picked up on waivers might be a decent confidence boost for the guy. He's a 4th liner but he's solid. Solid plugger with some offensive upside.

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    I'll be honest. I really have no clue who Dale Weise is... He better be good though. I am sad to let Oreo go .
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    The problem with Oreo is he'd go games without doing anything. Hopefully Weise can stay consistent and actually hit on a consistent basis. Maybe chip in a point or 2. With Volpatti and Weise and Lapierre, we might have a competent 4th.
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    Quote Originally Posted by sfgiants5518 View Post
    The problem with Oreo is he'd go games without doing anything. Hopefully Weise can stay consistent and actually hit on a consistent basis. Maybe chip in a point or 2. With Volpatti and Weise and Lapierre, we might have a competent 4th.
    All I know is that Gillis and Vigneault have finessed the hell out of the bottom 6. Who knows, maybe this gives them the ability to roll 4 lines even in big games and big series.
    "When you have limitations and you understand your limitations and you stay within yourself, you can be great," Kobe Bryant said. "You know what you can do and what you can't do. In America, it's a big problem for us because we're not teaching players how to play all-around basketball. That's why you have Pau and Marc [Gasol], and that's the reason why 90 percent of the Spurs' roster is European players, because they have more skill."

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    Would be a nice change... Need to stop abusing the Sedins and Kesler. Keep em fresh for SC Finals!
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    Quote Originally Posted by sfgiants5518 View Post
    The problem with Oreo is he'd go games without doing anything. Hopefully Weise can stay consistent and actually hit on a consistent basis. Maybe chip in a point or 2. With Volpatti and Weise and Lapierre, we might have a competent 4th.
    What the hell are you talking about. Volpatti was complete trash last year. I liked Oreskovich. But whatever, no point alotting much effort to fourth liners. Here's hoping someone else can be claimed.

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    Its insane how much our 4th line changes on a year to year basis. We have no consistency from that line.
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    Quote Originally Posted by GrkGawdofWalkz View Post
    What the hell are you talking about. Volpatti was complete trash last year. I liked Oreskovich. But whatever, no point alotting much effort to fourth liners. Here's hoping someone else can be claimed.
    Last year is last year. He obviously did enough to get past oreskovich, duco, fedoruk, mancari, and nolan.
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    Bring back Steve Bernier over this trash!

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