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05:01 PM ET 02.28 | The Washington Capitals claimed forward Aaron Volpatti off waivers from the Vancouver Canucks on THursday afternoon. Washington was one of several teams who put i na claim for Volpatti, but Washington was the lowest ranked team to do so and was given the right to acquire him. Volpatti has acted mainly as a defensive forward while playing in Vancouver. Identified as a player who is willing to engage in the physical components of the game, Volpatti was given a great deal of responsibility in the defensive zone when playing in even strength situations.While he lacks goal scoring prowess, he will likely supplement the Capitals bottom-six forward groups.

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February 28, 2013  05:11 PM ET

Wonder why Vancouver gave him up?

February 28, 2013  05:28 PM ET

Hank already mentioned this. Said he was "feisty". I don't see much of Vancouver so I can't really comment.

February 28, 2013  05:51 PM ET
QUOTE(#1):

Wonder why Vancouver gave him up?

Because they're extremely ****ing stupid. He was fun to watch unlike most of the rest of the moops in Nuxville. Have fun Slappy and Birdy.

February 28, 2013  05:52 PM ET
QUOTE(#2):

Hank already mentioned this. Said he was "feisty". I don't see much of Vancouver so I can't really comment.

TGO has every Nux game on in our house Slappy so consider yourself lucky.

February 28, 2013  05:54 PM ET
QUOTE(#1):

Wonder why Vancouver gave him up?

he had a tendency to bend his knees on his dives.

February 28, 2013  05:55 PM ET
QUOTE(#1):

Wonder why Vancouver gave him up?

38 games in two years, 2 goals 1 asst. may be why. And he'll be 28 in May.

February 28, 2013  06:10 PM ET
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TGO has every Nux game on in our house Slappy so consider yourself lucky.

The woman is a saint. So she deserves SOME enjoyment. :)

February 28, 2013  06:11 PM ET
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38 games in two years, 2 goals 1 asst. may be why. And he'll be 28 in May.

Nope, he may blossom in a different environment. He is no shrinking violet.

Never gonna get you 50 but I'd take him.

February 28, 2013  06:13 PM ET
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he had a tendency to bend his knees on his dives.

I'll keep you posted on how he dives in DC world. I assume you're having a great time Foil. I must admit I wasn't expecting this out of Montreal this year. You think Markov's presence has helped a lot?

February 28, 2013  07:34 PM ET
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Nope, he may blossom in a different environment. He is no shrinking violet.Never gonna get you 50 but I'd take him.

Maybe a late bloomer?

February 28, 2013  07:39 PM ET
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You think Markov's presence has helped a lot?

Hasn't hurt, and of course PK Chelios....

But those 2 rookies are golden.

February 28, 2013  07:40 PM ET
QUOTE(#10):

Maybe a late bloomer?

His ex-team wore bloomers so maybe he will be able to display his physical talents in DC.

February 28, 2013  11:44 PM ET
QUOTE(#10):

Maybe a late bloomer?

How long do they wait for full bloom?

March 1, 2013  12:14 AM ET
QUOTE(#1):

Wonder why Vancouver gave him up?

They don't need him. They have the Sedins for toughness.

 
March 1, 2013  06:49 AM ET
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Hasn't hurt, and of course PK Chelios....But those 2 rookies are golden.

I believe this is mostly the point, fact is they didn't need him so we'll take him, heck anything has to be better than what is happening with this Caps team. With such a deep draft coming up I am not to discouraged. There are so many changes to be made including Neuvirth since this is the last year of his contract and I don't see a future for him here in DC.

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