It'll be a shame if he does get claimed. If you watched him in Hartford, you could see that he was a viable prospect for the bottom-six. Plus he did a lot of good things in a leadership role for the Whalepack.
I'd much, much rather have him as a spare forward than Christensen.
Surprised so many here are indifferent. I like Weiss a lot for the 4th line. As Dreger says....tough, skates, makes smart plays, plays with energy. And he's still very young. I hope we're not giving a Prust away.
It would be a bit of a waste since he's been in our system for a while and is just really showing he can be an NHL player, but guys like Weise, realistically, are a dime a dozen in the NHL. Not to say he couldn't be a good character guy and contribute something, but it's not anything we can't replace via free agency in a heartbeat, really.
Honestly, I'm pretty frustrated about Weise. Guy is a good player and will be an NHLer. So he didn't look great in his callups last year. If I recall, Dubinsky didn't look great in his first callup either.
I really like Mike Rupp a lot, but without signing him Weise makes this team.