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06-30-2013, 02:17 PM
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To say that he is not the right fit in our team is OK.

Saying he is horrible or that Drew is better than Weber is not a fair assessment.
If we should wait till 26 for tall d-men, I don't see why we should decide for a player like Weber who has a good hockey sense and has a size problem in our team.
BTW, at 200 lbs, he does have enough to clear the crease with most player, just pair him with a big d-men (Emelin, Tinordi) against biggest teams.
If we did not had Subban nor Markov, we would be more realist with Weber.
But we have two of the top-20 (if not top-10) PMD in the league.
Same was said about Kaberle, whereas he did play well enough but because of buy-out rules he was kept of the ice.

I still remember that Streit was deemed as the worst d-men for years after leaving us.
How about Ribeiro, who was a piece of **** for many years after being traded.
Go back five years and look at the comments about Grabovski. Most said he would never reach 50 points: he did 48, 58 and 51 points plus one season where had a pace of 48 points despite being injured.
Repeating a lie for years does not make it true and eventually, it is tough to argue against players who get repeated multi-year contracts at 5M.

In one game in PO, Tinordi did more errors than Weber did during the whole season.
So in one game, he becomes bad and needs to wait another year before getting ice time?
And we go all around the league, looking for d-men when the answer is only to continue to develop JT in Montreal.

He already spent a season in the press box.
For Weber's sake, we should let him go if we can not ice him.

Let's see in four years and reconvene to compare Weber 2017 with Drewiske 2013.
Let's go back 5 years (after 2006-2007) and compare Streit and Komisarek... and now?

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