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06-16-2013, 01:54 PM
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The Zetterberg Era
All of that is pretty good.
On the faceoffs and 53% is actually pretty good, heck Datsyuk is at 55%, he is also the leading draw taker along with Goc for basically his whole time there. Plays in all three aspects of they game.
So he is a default #1, he also is forced to play the best checking matchup every night and #1 pairing.
He will be fantastic in a second line role and we don't have to worry about him producing.
He has done so with a collection of guys in Florida his whole career. I guess everyone has opinions but Weiss is good hockey player and I think he will thrive and get more credit in the second line role.
I still love the idea of him centering the third line and us being able to find mismatch after mismatch while also throwing a Helm centered fourth line out there to run people into oblivion for 13 ES minutes a night.
also, we're probably going to need another center in a year or two. Even if Datsyuk re-signs, him and Z are getting older and will be less likely to carry a line by themselves. It wouldn't surprise me a bit a to see them paired in a way similar to how Fedorov and Yzerman were paired up for the last few years. In another season or two, if we can run z/d out on one line, Weiss centering the second line, and then maybe Jarnkrok centering the third line, that's pretty solid.
Getting Weiss is still probably a long shot, but there are so many positives to bringing in another top6 level center.
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