"Other than he is a righty".....well....it's probably mostly that. This D needs players that play on their right side. And surely don't believe the kids are ready. Undersized.....but we are used to it right now. Hey, it's depth. I don't hate Weaver though and of course would hate him even less if the overall size of that team wouldn't be awfully small but I guess that if you keep the kind for some kind of future and you vision that guys like Beaulie, Tinordi and maybe Pateryn will be in your D core....Weaver belongs in there.
We don't need Mike Weaver. We already have his clone being an healthy scratch most games so i really don't see the point. I'd be fine if it's Cube or Drewiske for Weaver but i wouldn't spend a draft pick for him.
I understand that he may be a better insurance policy than Cube or Drewiske but that's not saying much
Moves the puck well out of the defensive zone and owns decent instincts. Can log a lot of minutes. Takes a lot of hits in order to make plays.
He's a human punching bag. Like Weise in a fight.
Obvious angles are his righthandedness, veteran player who can log minutes -- basically, a cheap soft-landing option if one of our vets is moved by the deadline.
Apparently, doesn't handle back-to-back games all that well, somewhat of a concern in the compressed sched that is in effect over the rest of the season. Saw some press box time on account of this, in the beginning of February.