The Inevitable trade of Yannick Weber
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02-27-2013, 02:28 PM
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if MB views Weber as having little/no value to the franchise, he'd be making the same idiotic mistake we made over and over again under the previous regime.
Just because a player, especially a young player, struggles to make a lineup today, doesn't mean he should be treated as "irrelevant".
That's a great way to waste assets and diminish one of the organizations greatest strengths... drafting NHL talent.
Weber will get his shot, at some point be it with us or with someone else, and it's in the organization's best interest to make sure that as an asset, we get as much out of him as we can.
What assets is he wasting? At best, Weber will become a bottom pairing defenseman. He's not someone who has a load of potential, so what exactly is MB losing by getting him ride the bench? There are
better defensemen on a team that's competitive enough to not be able to risk putting in some scrub just for the sake of it.
You're definitely right about Weber getting his shot, he is an NHL-quality player. Whether it's with us, which I don't think will happen or with someone else, my point is that there's really no point in trading him unless there's a good offer, and there's no point playing him when there's better players on the team, and far more valuable defensemen who'll be with the team in the next few seasons.
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