You got it right! But forgot to add that when he needed to make room for Kesler he decides now is the time to force manny out. Kelser has cost us manny and Volpatti!!
Seems like Sestito can kill penalties too so if he is successful at that with us that gives him a leg up on Volpatti. Supposed to be sound in his own end, a hard checker and good hands with a hard shot. Sounds like MG spin all the way. Time will tell.
I mean if he is all of that and given where the Flyers are why waive him. Oh ya they got Gange back. Or is this the roster move MG was waiting for in order to consummate the Luongo deal?
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Well, I guess he'll fit right in and do alot of trash talking/chirping with Burr, Lap-Dawg and Kes. At least he seems to be willing to back it up and is a willing guy to drop his gloves.
Overall, I do like this pickup though. He seems really lanky for a fighter and kind of reminds me of Craig Coxe in that regard. He has the size to be a heavyweight and he looks like a typical hockey goon and willling to talk it; however, not sure he's the best fighter though cuz he didn't really beat the snot out of anyone from what I saw from his fights. He did OK, but seems a bit clumsy while fighting as well. Oh well, a line of Sestito-LapDawg-Weise/Kassassian should be fun to watch. I think he's a slight upgrade over Volpatti.
Strangelove wrote:I.... THINK... Gillis lucked out and ended up with a slightly better you-know-wot than Volpatti or Pinzzotto.
Hockey Widow wrote:You got it right! But forgot to add that when he needed to make room for Kesler he decides now is the time to force manny out. Kelser has cost us manny and Volpatti!!
We are dying in the dot with both Manny and Kess out!
Hockey Widow wrote:Seems like Sestito can kill penalties too so if he is successful at that with us that gives him a leg up on Volpatti. Supposed to be sound in his own end, a hard checker and good hands with a hard shot. Sounds like MG spin all the way. Time will tell.
Actually Sestito hasn't done any penalty-killing at the NHL level.
Listening to Gillis above you'd think he HAS, with the way he talks about 4th liners needing to have that ability.
4th-liner Volpatti was waived because he couldn't PK yet Sestito who can't PK was picked up?
I guess we could chalk this up to Gillis not wanting to kick Volpatti when he's down, which is fine.
I'm sure Gillis figures Pinner can PK at the NHL level (I'm doubtful)
.... but I don't think he has any illusions of Sestito on the PK.
With Kessler out, it looks as though the plan is to run Pinner and Sestito in/out of the 4th line and see what shakes.
That is after Pinner returns to game shape.
Pinner is on a two week conditioning stint with the Wolves....
Even if Gillis knew Pinizzotto was coming back, he hasn't played in so long it would be reasonable to assume that he would end up in the minors so why the panic over waiving Volpatti. What is scary is that Ebbett continues to be a call up option in the case of injury. Surely there is some other player (younger and bigger who can at least skate at the NHL level) management could give the nod to as an injury fill in.