Thread: Trade Weber?
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02-26-2014, 08:16 AM
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While it is true that any trade for younger players production can vary there is no guarantee. Just as with Smith he is just as likely to have a rough patch and go 10 to 15 games without a goal. Look at the decrease in production of Hornqvist this season. He plays the exact game that he has played in prior years yet his numbers are way down. I think it is the lack of offensive talent around him that has led to this but that's my opinion.

Weber is on a hot streak right now but earlier in the year he was invisible in streachs. The bottom line is the return from trading Weber will produce a number of players that can help the team. If it does not there is no reason to trade him. The offensive pieces the team has in no combination will return top 6 players. Unless something BOLD is done this team will continue to struggle. The last two off season have been brutal, in this market they must ice a competitive team. Currently the roster does not do that nor is there much in the pipeline that would indicate the situation can be fixed. There are a few prospects in the system that could prove to be NHL players but all are currently prospects. And depending on potential has got the team in this hole.

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