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01-15-2013, 05:31 AM
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Originally Posted by Layne Staley View Post
Mike Weber sent down through waivers! I am not a big Weber fan but I don't think We can afford to Lose him. Aside from Regehr and Myers ( McNabb too but he hasnt been good enough this year) we have no one other dman capable of being able to throw his body around and having the strength/tenacity to clear the front of the net. Sekera, Leopold, Ehrhoff, Sulzer etc all are softer, smaller dmen. Last season Weber had more hits then Sekera + Leopold combined and Weber only played 51 games that season. Weber was 2nd in hits / game last year behind Foligno (who only played 14 games)
I get what Weber brings. That said, he's not part of the top 6 right now -- if he can bring a simple, safer game while continuing to play a physical game, great. That said, he's got to find a way to recapture some of his previous form as he's still throwing pucks away, even in a pick-up scrimmage where he's being pressured by AHL-level scrubs.

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