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11-27-2011, 12:30 AM
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i guess it depends on expectations...
imo, a 23 year old PMD dman, with well under 100 NHL games under his belt, who is already producing offensively (on pace for 27pts), while staying in the + for +/- (even if that is a somewhat misleading stat) while getting 19+ min/game, is pretty good.
does he have lots of holes in his game.... for sure.
but imo he's showing more than enough to indicate that as he gets more and more comfortable with the NHL level & continues to get stronger (as a smallish dman, adding 5-10pds of weight + subsequent increase in strength will be have a HUGE impact on his effectiveness), his effectiveness will improve dramatically.
mark my words, by the time Weber is 26-27 (or by the time he has 200+ games of NHL experience), he'll be a clear cut top-4 PMD dman. In my mind, only question is wether he'll top out as an effective player in that role, or wether he'll take the step towards being a top-pairing caliber PMD, which I think is well within his reach if he stays healthy and continues to progress.
I think you're overrating him and HARD. I think he tops out as a fringe bottom pairing PP specialist. I don't see anything in his skillset that would propel him to be a "clear cut top 4 PMD" let alone be in a top pairing. Doesn't skate well enough to ever attain such status and I doubt 5-10 lbs would turn him into a defensive beast.
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