GDT: Dec 17 - Canucks @ Wild - 5pm SNET-P

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Re: GDT: Dec 17 - Canucks @ Wild - 5pm SNET-P

Postby Jovocop » Wed Dec 18, 2013 4:15 pm

herb wrote:One thing I don't like about Torts is his propensity to play Sestito, for some reason, when he is clearly just a terrible hockey player.

I had a chuckle when the fourth line's ice time went down to ~5 minutes with Sestito back in the lineup after the Welsh-Dalpe-Weise line played 9-10 minutes against Edmonton and Boston.


If Welsh is willing to drop his gloves from time to time, he might have the spot instead of Sestito. I am not saying that Sestito is a great fighter. However, he brings something that the Canucks sorely lack, size and grit.

Welsh has the potential to be a third line center if he could improve his game.
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Re: GDT: Dec 17 - Canucks @ Wild - 5pm SNET-P

Postby herb » Wed Dec 18, 2013 4:30 pm

Jovocop wrote:However, he brings something that the Canucks sorely lack, size and grit.


I do not agree - around and around we go.

To me grit isn’t a staged fight or face washing a guy in a scrum. It’s being hard on the forecheck, dogged on defense, hard along the boards and aggressive in front of the net. Sestito isn’t capable of any of this because he is constantly out of the play due to his terrible foot speed and bad plays with the puck.

Tom Sestito on the bench for 55 minutes per game adds very little size or grit, and the 5 or so minutes he actually plays is like killing off an extra penalty.
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Re: GDT: Dec 17 - Canucks @ Wild - 5pm SNET-P

Postby Topper » Wed Dec 18, 2013 9:02 pm

Sestito needs to be playing with the twins. He can be Semenko to their Gretzky, Gino to their Bure.
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Re: GDT: Dec 17 - Canucks @ Wild - 5pm SNET-P

Postby Jovocop » Thu Dec 19, 2013 10:34 am

herb wrote:
Jovocop wrote:However, he brings something that the Canucks sorely lack, size and grit.


I do not agree - around and around we go.

To me grit isn’t a staged fight or face washing a guy in a scrum. It’s being hard on the forecheck, dogged on defense, hard along the boards and aggressive in front of the net. Sestito isn’t capable of any of this because he is constantly out of the play due to his terrible foot speed and bad plays with the puck.

Tom Sestito on the bench for 55 minutes per game adds very little size or grit, and the 5 or so minutes he actually plays is like killing off an extra penalty.


Don't get me wrong, I like Welsh over Sestito. However, when playing against some teams, you just need some extra muscles. Sestito is not much of a fighter but he can at the least dance with the opposing goons instead of having Kassian or Weise doing the dirty job.
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Re: GDT: Dec 17 - Canucks @ Wild - 5pm SNET-P

Postby Jovocop » Thu Dec 19, 2013 10:35 am

Topper wrote:Sestito needs to be playing with the twins. He can be Semenko to their Gretzky, Gino to their Bure.


Wouldn't that be nice if Sestito can play and fight like Gino or Brashear?
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