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10-15-2011, 11:53 AM
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Why do you say these things regarding upside? Perhaps because Diaz is new and shiny? Weber is younger and leagues ahead of where Diaz was at the same age. I'd even give Weber the edge over Diaz now offensively and defensively. I'll go ahead and make the bold statement that Weber could be as good as Subban is right now.
Weber is younger but also more experienced on smaller ice going back to his days in junior. Diaz may be a couple years older but you can count the amount of games he's played on small ice with your fingers.

Mark streit came over as a 27 year old (or around that age) and it even took him a full season to adapt to the north american game. Now, I'm not saying that diaz is going to be as good as streit was but I'm simply stating that it takes time to make the adjustment. That's why I rate diaz more on upside than anything else. Just watching his attributes, I think he has more ability than weber, its a matter of bringing it together and making the adjustment.

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