Becaude he was outplayed by better players than L.A or Colorado had he wasn't afforded the opportunity to play over 3 minutes a game on top PP units and 23 mins a game. He is not any less of player than he was there just doesn't have the same role because we have better players than they did. If Weiss had been with the Wings instead of Florida he wouldn't have had nearly as much PP time or ice-time in general and wouldn't have produced as much as he did in Florida.
Again, given how bad our PP was last year and at the beginning of this year Weiss would have been afforded every opportunity, just as Filppula has been. And considering his track record with substandard talent, there's every reason to believe that he would have produced MORE than he did in Florida and earned time on the top PP unit. Just as Filppula could have done. You're making it seem like Filppula hasn't been given a chance to shine on the PP. Either that or that he's been given the chance, played well, and then demoted for basically no reason at all. And don't tell me the reason he didn't see more time was because he was outplayed by better players. He had fewer PP points this season than Dan Cleary did, and only one more than Nyquist did (in far fewer games). He flat out stunk on the PP as Torts would say. That's why he didn't get more time.
Edit: Here's something indicative, even if you take away all of Weiss' power play points, since the 2006-2007 season he still scored 208 pts. During that same period Filppula scored 250 pts (pp included). I picked the 06-07 season as my beginning point because since then both Weiss and Filppula have played exactly the same number of games. So with ZERO pp time in that span, Weiss would have only scored 42 pts. less than Filppula did with all of his pp time, which over the course of those seven season equates to 6pts. per season. So Flip with all his PP time, and Weiss with none of it, is good for six more points per season on average.
Edited by kipwinger, 19 June 2013 - 09:02 PM.