Who needs him???? We still win by 4 per game with our without him. ***
**** Wink emoticon is used to indicate sarcasm and/or ironic humor. This statement is intended as such and should not be construed as a serious commentary on Predator's hockey without Mr. Weber. Mr. Weber is a big load, a key cog, a linchpin. Mr. Weber (Shea, not Pete) is vital to this team, this organization, this city, our fair state and democracy everywhere. Pete is ok, too, and while he also is a big load, he could not be considered fast on his skates.
actually, the 'first' unit pp they started in game one, and had finished the preseason with, had arnott-dumont-bonk up front, with suter and zidlicky on that unit on the blueline, and the 2nd unit had erat-legwand-radulov with weber and hamhuis on the blueline..
right now, they are trying koistinen filling in for weber on this '2nd' pp unit.. note he had a little over 3 minutes of pp time saturday night in that role
When he is taken off the IR, what happens to your Yahoo roster? Does it prompt you to drop the extra player you picked up in your pool? Or will it auto drop someone if you dont deal with this BEFORE he comes off IR?
as I remember it, nothing happens unless you try to play Weber or make a trade or add another player. It will then give you a message saying you have someone on IR that's no longer eligible there and you have to deal with it. You have to keep him in the IR slot though.
Weber update: When defenseman Shea Weber suffered a dislocated kneecap in the season opener on Oct. 4, the initial prognosis was that he would miss three to six weeks. Poile said it's now looking like four to five weeks, which would put Weber back in the lineup in early to mid-November.
"There's still some swelling, and until that goes down he can't move quickly and he can't go on the ice,'' Poile said. "So it's not going to be three weeks, but hopefully it won't be six weeks either.''
OCT 20: Predators general manager David Poile said Weber's return is still four to five weeks away, according to The Tennessean. The defenseman was moved to the injured reserve on Oct. 6 with a dislocated knee cap, an injury suffered in the season opener. The initial prognosis was a three-to-six week recover. "There's still some swelling, and until that goes down he can't move quickly and he can't go to the ice," Poile said.
hope it's 4 weeks from october 3rd and not 20th...
Do some research before you post, and more before you bich
Weird. Obviously I did some research before I came or I wouldn't have said "I for one, was surprised. I thought he would be on the 1st unit after last yr's production" which implies I was under the impression from looking somewhere, that he wasn't on the 1st unit. For some reason I thought he got injured in the 2nd game and I got the stats from the 1st game, but now that I look back I have no clue where they came from, considering he got injured in the opener.
P.S your team was doing Ok when I made the original post (2-2) so this seemed like a valid Q. Don't get you panties all in a knot, my team sucks too but I still don't leave a question unanswered from another board for over 2 weeks b/c of it....
I checked the archives of the local paper and it seems clear the Preds were much more excited about Kevin Klein.
Fenton compared the 6-foot-1, 187-pound Klein, who totaled 44 points in 67 games for Toronto St. Michael's of the Ontario Hockey League, favorably to first-round selection Suter.
''For [Klein] to still be there when we picked, we were thrilled,'' Fenton said. ''He was one of our top-rated defensemen. We've talked about Suter and Klein being a defensive pairing for us down the road when we're competing for the Stanley Cup.
''They've got mobility, passing ability, good hockey sense and great character.''
For Weber, size mattered it seems. They did trade his Rockets teammate Thomas Slovak to "make room for him".
In selecting the 6-3, 190-pound Weber and the 6-4, 245-pound Stehlik with their next two choices, the Predators added some beef, which they don't have an overabundance of in the organization.
''Those picks were in part based on our needs to get bigger and stronger,'' Predators General Manager David Poile said. ''They were two of the biggest defensemen taken in the draft.''