Hey guys, looking at picking up Patrick Wey as a free agent in a keeper league for my farm team. What do you guys see him ceiling at and what do you realistically see him settling in as?
Ceiling as a complimentary 2nd pairing guy and shutdown defenseman. Settles in as 3rd pairing stay-at-home defenseman capable of moving up the line-up when injuries occur. Not going to put up big numbers outside of maybe TOI. Unlikely to see PP time, but will likely kill penalties.
Forsberg was playing on Leksands top line tonight with Johan Ryno and Jens Bergenström. He was getting alot of PP icetime tonight and he really took his chance, controlling the powerplay which was awful last season for Leksand , 8% over the season. Really hope he continues getting powerplay and first line icetime this season, if he does, except big things!
Schilling is a solid to above-average skater who is pretty mobile in every direction and gets good acceleration off his first step.
Wey isn't a good skater, with an awkward stride that doesn't generate much power.
Schilling is an okay puck-mover, but really not an offensive defender by any means. He can be a simple outlet passer and maybe make the occasional puck carry, but he's not a player to be leaned on for offensive production.
His offensive skills are fringe as well as he's a basic first pass player who shouldn't be relied on for more than that puck-moving wise.
This seems pretty consistent with the reasons I gave (and had shot down here) for ranking Schilling above Wey. I overestimated Schilling's offensive upside, but that assessment certainly makes it sound higher than Wey's.