Thread: Confirmed with Link: Hal Gill back, 1 year @ 2.25
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05-31-2011, 05:09 PM
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Originally Posted by Carey Price View Post
He may not top 50 points if Subban and Markov get top PP minutes(which Wisniewski wouldn't be getting if he was still here) but he should be a 35-40 point guy that plays about 20 minutes a night and can step up if Subban or Markov go down.

The part you are overlooking is that compared to those other players(Wisniewski/other skilled UFA's), Weber will cost peanuts in terms of cap hit(800k-1mil versus 5 to 6 mil).
The Habs run 2 PP units so Wiz would get his fair share regardless. Fact is you have no idea whether or not Weber will be as good as you state, which is still not as good as Wisniewski who is better offensively and is a physical presence out there.

I obviously realize that Weber will cost much less, but what good is cap space if we don't use it? The money is there and we definitely need to up the ante if we'd like to go far in the Po's.

In my eyes, the only way we shouldn't use Weber to move up in the draft or to acquire another young player in the style we need, is if we dump Spacek.

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