Team 1040: Pettinger Signed

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Team 1040: Pettinger Signed

Post by Island Nucklehead » Mon Nov 02, 2009 11:48 am

The Team1040 is reporting that Matt Pettinger, who was on a tryout contract with the Moose, has been signed by the Canucks and is en-route to Vancouver.

Yet another grinder, but one that has experience. Thoughts?

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Re: Team 1040: Pettinger Signed

Post by LotusBlossom » Mon Nov 02, 2009 11:54 am

Island Nucklehead wrote:The Team1040 is reporting that Matt Pettinger, who was on a tryout contract with the Moose, has been signed by the Canucks and is en-route to Vancouver.

Yet another grinder, but one that has experience. Thoughts?
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Re: Team 1040: Pettinger Signed

Post by Fred » Mon Nov 02, 2009 1:06 pm

I can't see this fixing any thing. Franly I see him playing for the Moose
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Re: Team 1040: Pettinger Signed

Post by Farhan Lalji » Mon Nov 02, 2009 1:11 pm

Didn't that poo head already play with us a few years back? :roll:

In all seriousness, I actually don't mind the signing. Pettinger has good size and can fight, and is an NHL level caliber player. At this point - the Canucks just need anyone with a semblance of NHL ability to be on the ice!

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Re: Team 1040: Pettinger Signed

Post by the toucan kid » Mon Nov 02, 2009 2:50 pm

He's worthless, but we need bodies at this point. Surely once the team gets some of its wounded back he'll be a distant memory, but we need someone who can take a shift for a while.

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Re: Team 1040: Pettinger Signed

Post by Mikodat » Tue Nov 03, 2009 10:18 am

third line fill in at best.. but needed right now...
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Re: Team 1040: Pettinger Signed

Post by Jelly » Tue Nov 03, 2009 11:44 am

It's better then bringing in a forward that hasn't played under our system,

Pettinger has played under AV.
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Re: Team 1040: Pettinger Signed

Post by Icebreaka » Tue Nov 03, 2009 11:58 am

Its a fairly cheap, fairly safe move. If I remember correctly Pettinger wasn't a defensive liability at least so he can fill a spot without causing issue. I guess the debate is whether Shirokov couldn't have learned on the job so to speak with the Canucks a bit more. Seems its not a risk they are interested in and he wouldn't really have fit on the 4th line as I'm thinking Pettinger will see time on.

I do remember the first go around when we traded Cooke for him and he was fresh off a 20 goal campaign with Washington. We had some hopes for the guy but safe to say he's not going to turn into an offensive threat.

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Re: Team 1040: Pettinger Signed

Post by nucklehead_88 » Tue Nov 03, 2009 1:11 pm

Farhan Lalji wrote:Didn't that poo head already play with us a few years back? :roll:

In all seriousness, I actually don't mind the signing. Pettinger has good size and can fight, and is an NHL level caliber player. At this point - the Canucks just need anyone with a semblance of NHL ability to be on the ice!

i was going to say the same thing! we bought him outa few years back right?
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Re: Team 1040: Pettinger Signed

Post by Island Nucklehead » Tue Nov 03, 2009 4:40 pm

He's a better hockey player than Hordichuk, and has real NHL experience.

He refused a camp invite with New Jersey to sign for 25 games with the Moose and now that's paid off for him.

I would rather have another player with NHL experience than dress another un-proven rookie.

Pettinger knows his game (3-4 line), and that will help us avoid some rookie mistakes.

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