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02-01-2012, 04:37 PM
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Originally Posted by Joe Cole View Post
If a guy has not shown you something special by the time he is in his 4th season pf tasting the NHL... then maybe he can become a NHL filler. If the Habs do not hold a roster spot for him, and he fits the profile of what the TEAM needs in that position, considering the guys who are the true core of the team, then no problem.

So, if you have your smallish, non-physical shooter on the roster or in the system that is showing more promise, then keeping Weber is not a good plan. You cannot have a team with 2 or 3 of those kind of players, and that is what the Habs have. Weber, Diaz, to a certain extent Subban and down the line Beaulieu. Emelin brings something different to the table.

Plekanec did not get any breaks. He earned every promotion. That is the way it should be. Kostisyn, well.... he was a high draft choice, so the Habs had to make it work or they would look worse then they already do considering his draft class. Gorges...he earned his way on the roster with consistently giving up the body and hard work. The Habs had a need for him and no other player was slotted in that role.

I know Weber will never be a superstar, only a stary-eyed fanboi teenager would think so. He may be a NHL player one day. He most definitely is not now. If the Habs do not have another player waiting to be cultivated in that spot (which I do think they do in Diaz) then by all means, keep him around.

I agree the Habs are not contenders and what does it hurt when you already are not going to the dance, but people have to stop saying he has not had his chance. It has been over 1000 days since he first broke into the consciousness of the PRO team, and still THEY do not trust him to be a full time player. You have to admit that means something.
then he has two more years by your logic, unless you call years he played 3 and 5 games "seasons"...

say what you want, but at the end of the day Weber is still younger AND less experienced (NHL) than Subban, and is still younger by 2+ years than Diaz and Emelin... 1000 days ? big deal, more than half of it was in the AHL... and good chunk of his NHL days were spent at forward...

by the way Diaz is already 26 years old, aside from getting used to the NHL, he wont improve much... what you see from him now is what you will see next year, and the year after as well... seriously, how many years of developpement are you going to waste on a 26 years old rookie... come on now...

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