I don't even know what you are trying to get at here, but I never claimed that my post was anything more than MY OPINION. If anything, you were the one presenting your OPINION as if it were cold hard fact.
That said, Chris Botta (www.islanderspointblank.com) who has a bit more inside information (i.e., not just OPINION) than you or I, reported that the Isles and BJ's had reached a tenative agreement on a "big defense prospect." There is reasonable chance that was Ruth or Methot. So, in this case, my OPINION at least has the weight of some evidence.
I can't say I have the energy to sort through the archives, but you can go to that site and find what Botta knows about the subject.
All that not withsstanding, if I were to take the perspective of a BJ's fan, I wouldn't want to see any of those prospects moved for a band-aid like Weight either.
Clearly Botta is well connected. However, from all the scuttlebutt in Columbus I get the impression they would be looking for something a little bigger with the higher potential for long term.
That being said, I could see Ruth being "the guy". He looks to be a good prospect
and Columbus has plenty of defensive defenseman. Another guy that fits the description that I haven't seen mentioned is Tollefson. OKT is big, physical and a defensive defenseman. Kind of like a Brooks Orpik type player. OKT, Methot, Klesla or Ruth are the most likely to be moved. Klesla has an attractive contract so I think he offers a little more value. Methot has played the best at this point and is coming up on RFA with arbitration rights I think. Ruth has another 2 years at Notre Dame and OKT has one year left I think.
a second rounder for weight is probably going to be the deal. howson has said that hes not going to be dealing any of our young talent,(methot) but if its a deal worth dipping into he might pull the trigger but its not likely.
I have to admit that I totally agree with the Columbus fans in this thread.
One other issue to keep in mind is that Botta was talking about a tentative deal INVOLVING a big defense prospect. That doesn't mean Weight would be all the Isles give up. I wouldn't be surprised, for example, to see Snow package one of the three 2nd ronders that the Isles have for the right player.