Is Doug Weight really of interest to the Flyers?
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08-29-2004, 03:22 PM
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I think he would be an upgrade over Zhamnov or at least an equal without question.
I do not agree. There's plenty to question regarding Weight and the Flyers. We all know what both players can do, but most importantly, we all have seen what Zhamnov looks like with Philadelphia. He turned out to be one of the best mid-season/deadline acquisitions Clarke has ever made. Weight is a fantastic player, but he's not the known quantity for the Flyers as is Zhamnov. More than one player seemed like a great acquisition on paper but performed short of expectations on a new team.
All things being equal, a team couldn't go wrong with either player. However, things are not equal in this comparision. We're armed with Zhamnov's performance under this coach and with this team, both of which were pretty impressive. Weight would most likely be pretty darn good wherever he would go, but it's hardly a foregone conclusion that it would work out better for him in Philadelphia than did Zhamnov last year.
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