• Recently Browsing   0 members

    No registered users viewing this page.

Sign in to follow this  
Followers 0
Matt

signed
Wings sign Stephen Weiss, 5-years, $24.5m

Rate this topic

249 posts in this topic

Caption -

weissk.jpg

"If I can just push a little harder I can have a dump more successful than this team has been the entire time I've been here"

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

Watching this video, you know why like this guy? Explosiveness. He creates so many plays and will make the line he centers so much better. Good upgrade and cheaper than Fil.

Agreed, I find that his highlights showcase much more independent skill and knowledge than Filppula's.

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

I think some of us are going to love this guy.

Seems like a heart & soul player, like Helm or Eaves, only with way more skill and hockey sense.

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

I enjoy Abby playing alongside our eurotwins but having Nyquist in the top 6 and Tatar with Helm would be my ideal preferance.

If we were to split them then this is how i would go about it

Mule - Dats - Nyquist

Z/Weiss - Weiss/Z - Alfy

Abs - Helm - Tatar

Miller - Andy - Sheahan/Eaves/Jurco/Bert/Sammy/Ferraro (option galore)

Id love to have a all swede line but I don't see Weiss and Dats playing much together.

Here is why I am so confused with holland right now because where is cleary going to fit with all of these forwards?

Wingsfan72 likes this

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

I looked at some videos of Weiss and found a few fights. He is not afraid to drop the gloves (imagine that in a Red Wing if you can), but the problem is he get's his butt kicked every time he does. Thank God we have Franzen to protect him.

matthewdanna likes this

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

I looked at some videos of Weiss and found a few fights. He is not afraid to drop the gloves (imagine that in a Red Wing if you can), but the problem is he get's his butt kicked every time he does. Thank God we have Franzen to protect him.

Surely, you jest.

matthewdanna likes this

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

I looked at some videos of Weiss and found a few fights. He is not afraid to drop the gloves (imagine that in a Red Wing if you can), but the problem is he get's his butt kicked every time he does. Thank God we have Franzen to protect him.

I call him Johan Boogardzen now.

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

i like the weiss signing....he plays like early stevie gettin his 2 way game in line....with the feistiness of marty st louis.

hes got heart to share. more emotion than fil...bordering on buckets heart. (with speed)

i wanted him on the wings years ago...finally hes ours!

alfredsson is this years drake....guy to win the cup for.

im still ticked that the flyers got streit.

ah..i digress.

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

Watching this video, you know why like this guy? Explosiveness. He creates so many plays and will make the line he centers so much better. Good upgrade and cheaper than Fil.

The banked drop pass to the teammate behind him was very crafty...

He seems to be very offensive minded not to mention a quick thinker, I think he'll fit in just fine.

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

Go over to the Florida boards. All ten Florida fans rave about him. They say he was the heart and soul of the team, he's feisty, is good on faceoffs and can control the puck. He goes for the net, he's a great teammate, a classy guy, and is underappreciated.

About the only negative they said was that he's not super-tough, but he doesn't shy away from using the body or going into tight areas. They also said his forecheck leaves something to be desired.

But all in all it sounds like he's a huge upgrade over Flip and the Florida crew thinks he'll be a fan favorite.

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

...any thoughts on:

Zetterberg - Datsyuk - Weiss

Franzen - Alfredsson - Nyquist

The possibilities are abound!

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites
...any thoughts on:

Zetterberg - Datsyuk - Weiss

Franzen - Alfredsson - Nyquist

The possibilities are abound!

I think and hope Babcock will be going with a 1 - 2 lineup:

Abdelkader - Datsyuk - Weiss

Franzen - Zetterberg - Alfredsson

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

I have to think the top 2 lines will be:

Applegator Dats Z

Franzen Weiss Alfredo

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

I have to think the top 2 lines will be:

Applegator Dats Z

Franzen Weiss Alfredo

Doubt it will happen but I would rather see:

Z-Dats-Alfie

Mule-Weiss-Gus

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

Doubt it will happen but I would rather see:

Z-Dats-Alfie

Mule-Weiss-Gus

I am very much good with that line up too!

Especially since you put the former UMainer in the top 6!

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

Doubt it will happen but I would rather see:

Z-Dats-Alfie

Mule-Weiss-Gus

Ya that could definitely work. The. You'd have one hell of a forechecking line in...

Tatar- helm- Abby

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

Go over to the Florida boards. All ten Florida fans rave about him. They say he was the heart and soul of the team, he's feisty, is good on faceoffs and can control the puck. He goes for the net, he's a great teammate, a classy guy, and is underappreciated.

About the only negative they said was that he's not super-tough, but he doesn't shy away from using the body or going into tight areas. They also said his forecheck leaves something to be desired.

But all in all it sounds like he's a huge upgrade over Flip and the Florida crew thinks he'll be a fan favorite.

:nervous:

They have a board?

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

Abby-dats-weiss <-big bodies flanking dats with weiss who can finish

Francine-zett-alfie <- swede line

nyquist-helm-tatar

Cleary-andersson-miller/eaves/tootoo

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

Ummmmm...Weiss is a center. And Alfredsson is a RW. Right? So...

Zetterberg/Abdelkader - Datsyuk - Abdelkader/Zetterberg

Franzen - Weiss - Alfredsson

Yes?

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

Franzen plays RW usually. So:

Zetterberg - Dats - Alfie

Nyquist - Weiss - Franzen

Tatar - Helm - Abby

Miller - Andersson - Eaves/Bert

Emmerton, Sammy

The only player on off wing is Abby and he will just grind anyways.

Or do:

Miller - Helm - Eaves

Tatar - Andersson - Abby

As a 3A/3B option

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

I think that Nyquist will most likely see time on the third line, where he will probably be more effective than in a top-six role.

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

Create an account or sign in to comment

You need to be a member in order to leave a comment

Create an account

Sign up for a new account in our community. It's easy!


Register a new account

Sign in

Already have an account? Sign in here.


Sign In Now
Sign in to follow this  
Followers 0