The Out of Town Thread part XLVI All talk from around the league here
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11-21-2012, 12:29 PM
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He's playing in the Swiss league and getting his ass beat (reportedly). This is his make or break season and he's a minus player on a plus team filled with scrubs. You can't blame the team for all his shortcomings, can you?
In NO WAY AM I COMPARING BOTH GUYS...(capital letters just in case somebody can't read...), but we did the same thing to a guy called Stéphane Robidas. Again, Weber will not come close to Robidas, yet, people underestimate the development of a D, what confidence does to young players and the NEED to play a guy regularly despite his shortcomings. Until you do realize that this player cannot give you more, or that player can indeed give you more than you thought. Possible that the inevitable conclusion is that Weber will never be more than a AHL-6th d-man NHL guy. My point is that in NO WAY, he was put in a situation with us for us to know that. And again, I never was a Weber fan. But I will always repeat the same thing, whether it's a player I like or not. Everybody needs to be in a position to succeed. If you did so and it doesn't work with us, well so be it, EVEN if it means succeeding elsewhere. But not trying a guy enough here to let him go and see them succeed elsewhere? Makes no sense, ESPECIALLY since we were never a force to be reckon with. In a situation where you are a top 3 team for the last 5 years, well so be it, chances are you'd let a guy go without seeing him enough 'cause there are just no spots left. Thing is, for such a long time, this team has been an average team all those years and yet, there never seems to be able to have spots available.....
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