Originally Posted by FightsOfHockey
probably the worst fighter in the league, reminds me of former Canuck Jeff Cowan
a bit. minor scoring skill, can't fight at all.
Also damn streaky in his fights only seems to fight once a month.
I feel Pinizotto will do a lot of heavy lifting for Vancouver and Volpatti a secondary enforcer with Weise bringing up the rear.
I don't understand why Canucks fans are so happy abou the Pinizzotto re-signing and think that he'll be an answer to the Canucks toughness issues. I will admit to not seeing him play live too much, but he's not very big and if he's going to be a fourth line guy in the NHL and play a physical role at his size, you can expect him to spend a fair amount of time on the injury list and last year was a good example of that. He bounced off Douglas Murray
last year like he was a little kid. Murray has put many guys on their asses but Pinizzotto ran at him and he ended up being out for the year because of it. He might be able to get away with running guys in the AHL but it's not likely to happen in the NHL.
Plus, because he's had high penalty totals, the fans seem to think that he's an enforcer but everything I've seen, heard and read about him on this site and elsewhere, he's more of a mouthy agitator, get under your skin kind of guy who will drop the gloves because he has too because of the way that he plays, rather than being any sort of enforcer.
As for Weise, great job Gillis. Re-sign this speed bag? You might as well go out and sign Kostopolous, so that we can have him, Weise and Lapierre as our fourth line to get into 30/40 fights a year and win a grand total of 0 of them.