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02-01-2012, 04:43 PM
Join Date: Sep 2004
absolutely no reason to move Weber right now unless some team comes in with a crazy overpayment, or he becomes the tipping point piece in a much larger deal (but again, we'd have to be getting significant return on the dollar in said deal).
otherwise, you keep him, you pencil him as- at worst- the 7th dman next year.
at his age, another offseason of strengthening and conditioning, plus the experience of another NHL season under his belt, there's no reason to believe he wouldn't come into camp a better player.
let him battle for a top-6 spot, and at worst he's a very solid 7th dman, better than the Wowytka or Campoli we were heading into this year with.
My bet is that, assuming we don't move him, he earns a roster spot next season clearly, and finishes the year playing ~18min/game while putting up 30-40pts.
as our RD, assuming we can replace Gill with a more effective defensive dman, would give us a very good defensive group (with Gorges and Markov rounding it out... or with Kaberle replacing Markov if he's in fact done).
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