I would rather talk about the habs great puck possession abilities than the value of shot blockers like Weaver and Gorges that save your bacon when your pinned in your zone for way too long. It is an important skill on the pk however and I am surprised that they would not sign weaver as a depth guy that gets 50+ games a year while the young guys transition into the lineup. Maybe Bergevin will give Boullion a 3 year deal instead.
I agree with that. Although Weaver brings more to the table than Gorges.
But I think if the Habs sign Weaver is just to push Beaulieu and Tinordi. Like Bergevin said today:"we want them to force us to play them, their spot are not garantee next year".
I like him A LOT but let's just bring Tinordi in ffs. It's about time
I'm not sure about you but i don't want Tin Man or Bollie or Emelin playing RD.
Did you happen to catch any of Bollies RD shifts against NYR?
So in my mind signing Weaver doesn't affect the Kids.
He was one of the few players who looked to have something left in the tank.
Not sure if all the Florida rest had an impact but signing him would be a damn good thing...
I agree that if I'm Weaver, i'm looking for a raise. I believe he can get it based on his play. 3mil per year may be much, but also not necessarily as solid defenseman tend to get that.
However, RDS's story seemed to claim there have been no talks between habs. So it didn't make it sound like they're far apart and therefore might not agree, but RDS made it sound like Habs simply didn't have any interest, which I found very surprising.
If Mike Weaver is looking to stay in Montreal, a pay raise is NOT an option...His salary was $1.1M...It'll be the same or almost IMO...