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09-28-2009, 05:16 PM
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Status of Yannick Weber

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Will Yannick Weber be kept with the Canadiens or is he going to be sent to the Bulldogs ??

Is their place to keep him to add strength in the powerplay or is the powerplay good enough this year .... no legal (contract) issue if he is transfered between the Canadiens and Bulldogs up and down ?

In other words what is his situation presently ?

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It appears as so he will be sent to the Bulldogs, since we have Spacek, Markov, Gorges, Gill, Mara, and Hamrlik. I believe, however he is being kept around until Saturday as he will be one of the top callups this year.

O'bryne is with the team as well, so with Weber that's 8 defenseman.

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09-28-2009, 05:25 PM
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Going to be sent down, but he's NHL ready. From what we saw at training camp, his defensive game now is way more sound than it ever was, and his offensive game is, well, as usual, out of this world.

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Hello,

Will Yannick Weber be kept with the Canadiens or is he going to be sent to the Bulldogs ??

Is their place to keep him to add strength in the powerplay or is the powerplay good enough this year .... no legal (contract) issue if he is transfered between the Canadiens and Bulldogs up and down ?

In other words what is his situation presently ?

tks
Weber will almost certainly start the year in Hamilton, maybe even spend most or all of the year there, but it all depends on injuries. IMO, if the Habs need offensive D, he is the first call up. He doesn't have to go through waivers between Hamilton and Montreal this or next year. As for the Habs PP, who knows. It might work, it might not. Weber is an option in that regard but we have 7 experienced Dmen on NHL contracts in Montreal (Markov, Spacek, Hamrlik, Mara, Gill, O'Byrne, Gorges) so we will see how those guys do. If we need his scoring ability, he is a phone call away in what should be a great learning environment this year. The Dogs look to have a good team this year, an interesting new coach who wants the team to "attack, attack, attack". Should suit Weber very well and he can focus a little more on his own end there without the pressure of Montreal getting on his case for EVERY. SINGLE. MISTAKE. he ever makes.

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Martin said he might start the year with 8 defencemen which means Webber would stay.

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Martin said he might start the year with 8 defencemen which means Webber would stay.
Hadn't heard that. Timmins thought he and Carle were pretty much certainly Hamilton bound. But yeah, if 8 D is an option, he'd be the guy to keep around IMO.

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Hadn't heard that. Timmins thought he and Carle were pretty much certainly Hamilton bound. But yeah, if 8 D is an option, he'd be the guy to keep around IMO.
Which would be very dumb IMO. You can't have Weber sitting in the pressbox, let him lead the PP in Hamilton.

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Which would be very dumb IMO. You can't have Weber sitting in the pressbox, let him lead the PP in Hamilton.
Exactly. It'll be a lot better for him to be the first call up rather than a benchwarmer.

I wish O'Byrne didn't have to be the 7th right now, but I guess that's just the numbers game.

I wonder, if Gainey had known Rhino was going to have this good a training camp/pre-season, would he have signed Mara?


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Imagine if we traded Hamrlik. Have Markov, Spacek, Gill, Mara, Gorges and still have room for O'Byrne and Weber!

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I wonder, if Gainey had known Rhino was going to have this good a training camp/pre-season, would he have signed Mara?
You can never have enough depth. What if two Dman go down, without Mara we wouldn't have enough depth.

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Imagine if we traded Hamrlik. Have Markov, Spacek, Gill, Mara, Gorges and still have room for O'Byrne and Weber!
Hamrlik is what makes our defense change from a mediocre defense to a pretty good one.

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They have him practicing with Hamrlik still, which indicates they seem to be keeping him in the short term.

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They have him practicing with Hamrlik still, which indicates they seem to be keeping him in the short term.
Odd since I thought the 6 D that played in Toronto + Markov would be our 7 D to start the season...

That said, Hamrlik Mara isnt that scary of a 2nd pairing on the PP... Since we do have 2 good line on the PP having 4 d-man that can score on the PP would surely help and Weber can do that. Maybe for Toronto Laraque is needed on the 4th line, but other then that I'd prefer Weber in the line-up over him, especially against smaller team.

With Chipper injured, it wouldnt be surprising if Martin kept Weber O'B and Stewart as the 21st 22nd and 23rd player. There's no reason to keep a guy like Maxwell while Weber can fill in alot of roles on the team.

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I've also heard that they were thinking of keeping 8 D-Men because Stewart was so unimpressive at camp. Potentially on RIS.
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I've also heard that they were thinking of keeping 8 D-Men because Stewart was so unimpressive at camp. Potentially on RIS.
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Yeah well if you look at our forward that are/were on the bubble...

Pacioretty played good, coulda maybe been a bit more consistent, but it's a young player and he clearly played good enough to stay.

D'Agostini has been super active and has been very effective at creating chances for himself.

Metro has been very effective at what he does, he really didn't play himself out of the line-up.

Laraque and Chipper didn't play.

Stewart lost his 12th forward spot IMO. With Laraque's injury it was up to him to prove the team was better with him in the line-up rather then the other way around.

Maxwell played good, but he didn't stand out like he had to to get a job. He doesn't have to go thru waivers, it's his 2nd pro season so he'll go to Hamilton, not a step back for him at all.

Pyatt, did more then expected, made it to the last cuts which is more then anyone expected. Proved alot to the team and it'll be between him and Weber as the 23rd spot. Depends if they want a forward or a D.

Technically Maxwell and Pyatt are AHL bound. So it leaves us with a forward that didn't play as the 12th forward and a guy that's been rather average until the last pre season game as the 13th forward.

I thought we'd have a log jam at forward, but we kind of only have 11 deserving forward in the line-up. It won't be that hard for Chipchura to make the team considering we don't really have a good 23rd player. Or at least a guy that really brings anything to the team. It'll be better to have him play here and there more then a young player and considering Laraque is trying to get in shape so he can play a game or 2 in the playoff he'll be a useful player.

We still have 1 spot free at forward and to me Weber could very well fit that role to start the season, at least until Chip is back and by the time Chip is back Laraque will probably have found a way to bit his tongue while talking to the media which will keep him out of the line up. I think Weber, Stewart, O'Byrne and Chipchura will for the most part of the year be like 6th-7th D 12th-13th forward. With Maxwell maybe slipping in the line-up in case of an injury to one of our first 2 centers.

I do hope we don't get to see anybody else in the line-up, it would mean too many injuries.

Oops totally forgot about Skost in the whole thing. Kind of makes my post look pretty stupid. Without injury it'll be hard to call him up considering we'd have to waive someone to do so. He'll be back at some point, but Martin doesn't seem to want him to start the season in Montreal which gives weber the edge to start the season and Stewart will have to wait for someone to play himself out of the line-up or an injury to get back in. He can get top 6 ice time if he plays like he can. He can also spend alot of time in Hamilton since he doesnt have to clear wivers.

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Imagine if we traded Hamrlik. Have Markov, Spacek, Gill, Mara, Gorges and still have room for O'Byrne and Weber!
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Hamrlik is what makes our defense change from a mediocre defense to a pretty good one.


It is good some people realize that Hamrlik still has a lot to offer.
Sure he did not have a good year last year but I have to believe he was hurt. He will have a much better year this year.

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It is good some people realize that Hamrlik still has a lot to offer.
Sure he did not have a good year last year but I have to believe he was hurt. He will have a much better year this year.
Hamrlik was incredible to start the year. His offensive game was insane!

Also, his pairings have been, for the most part guys past their prime or rookies. This year, he will likely be paired with Mara to start the year which should let him focus more on his game.

He's a great player.
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Markov-Spacek on the first PP unit, Hammer-Webber on the second would be deadly.

Gill-Mara and Gorges-OB on the shutdown units.

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