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12-07-2011, 06:43 PM
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I don't think anybody is suggesting he is special. but he has the tools to be a #3-4 PMD NHL d-man in the mold of Zidlicki, Goligoski, Streit, Timonen etc
Nope, not in my opinion. His positioning is terrible, he's weak as they come and his offense is over rated. With a team that already has a bunch of weaker dman, he is redundant and there is no place on a competitive NHL roster for him and Diaz. Diaz is better, weber is expendable.
By the time he is ready for full time duty, if he ever gets there, we will be looking at graduates from Hamilton who will pass him on the depth charts.
A number 3 or 4 dman, where do you get this, he gets scratched or moved to forward because his defence is terrible, he can't crack the lineup on a regular basis of a team that is decimated by injuries. I usually don't give JM personnel decisions all that much weight, because he often leaves me scratching my head, but weber has given him no choice.
I think he could be a 5th dman pp specialist down the line, but not with the current corp that is as soft as they come.
He has shown very little signs of improvement to this point. I wouldn't give him away and frankly he holds very little value, but I don't see where he fits short term or down the road. If we go the rebuild route, fine, keep him, if we want to win now, he's the odd man out. When everyone is healthy, he has no place.
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