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08-03-2011, 05:59 PM
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we probably have the deepest D corps in the NHL...we dont *need* a 7.5 million dollar Shea Weber as much as we *need* a 7.5 million dollar Parise....especially when you consider the amount of prospects that would have to head back the other way to GET a Shea Weber vs what only costs you cash in Parise.
I tend to agree with this. However, to play Devil's advocate, Weber does fill a role that we sorely lack at the moment - PP shooter. While I believe that adding Richards as the PPQB will improve our PP dramatically, a PP unit with Richards and Weber manning the points would undoubtedly be one of the top in the league. You wouldn't acquire Weber just to improve the team's defense. He's a guy that has scored 16 goals, 16 goals, and 23 goals in the last three years as a defenseman (while adding 32, 27, and 30 assists), while being one of the most physically intimidating players in the league.
When you figure Parise could be a UFA next July 1st, while Weber would cost significant assets, Parise would make even more sense. However, the virtues of Shea Weber should not be downplayed.
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