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07-02-2013, 11:15 PM
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Don't agree with Engels saying he never got a shot here. He definitely did get extended looks and never did enough to stick. He got shafted this year, but that's only because Therrien and the staff clearly didn't believe in him enough to put him in there.

Hope he catches on elsewhere. That mythical shot of his was too often missing in action.
Disagree... He never got an "extended" look, unless you count that brief stint where he was bounced in -out of the lineup as a 7th dman or 4th line forward.

Last year he didn't get any kind of shot at all, and amazingly had an even shorter audition period than Kaberle got.

Classic example of a terribly managed asset (going back to previous management/coaches).

I'll put it here very simply... Weber will end up being a very good NHLer somewhere, and in the not-so-distant future (1-3 years, depending on where he ends up signing).

has all the tools to be an effective offensive dman. Clearly needed a combination of time/experience & confidence/trust to develop his game... as most dmen inevitably do.

our loss, and a much bigger one than people seem to appreciate right now.

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