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11-29-2010, 02:58 PM
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Originally Posted by Blind Gardien View Post
? I don't think *any* of us are framing it in terms of what Weber wants. And why should we? It goes without saying he'd rather be in the NHL and collect the big paycheque. But... we want him to develop into an NHL defenseman, and think that playing, on defense, is the best way for him to do that. He is naturally expected to disagree with that. People were surprised/shocked when Pacioretty went against that grain, right? We don't expect the Spanish Inquisition to come knocking a second time. Weber should be in the AHL. Regardless of what he prefers.
Let him stay in the NHL for a bit and collect the dough. He's played enough in the AHL and he will play there again. This brief stint in the majors won't affect his development in any way.

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