#5/6 PP Specialist D-Man to the NYR
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02-20-2013, 11:25 AM
Join Date: Jun 2011
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habs could use the size & faceoff ability down the middle (assuming they were convinced Boyle's ego would be ok with being firmly slotted on the 4th line).
Weber fits the OP's desired player to a tee... IMHO he will eventually be a regular top-4/5 dman, kid has great offensive skills and is quite competitive. Just needs some time to adjust his positional game to the NHL level and get some confidence going (like many smallish dmen). He's not nearly as one-dimensional or defensively inept as many other depth PP specialist dmen.
Boyle's more established, but like Weber has been in the press box quite a bit this yea
r, and is 850K more expensive on the cap.
Rangers taking the bigger risk, but habs have less incentive to deal & less need... take it or leave it.
Don't compare Boyle and Weber. Boyle was benched for 3 games to lit a fire under his butt and now he is back to his old self. Weber is watching the games because he is #8D on your depth chart.
Weber has been a throw in in every habs trade proposal for a reason.
Also, if he had any real value, he would have been traded already. A lot of teams are desperate for defensive depth e.g. Philly.
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