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#141 darkmanx

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Posted 05 July 2013 - 09:28 PM

Here's a link to the interview he had with Sportsnet earlier today.

 

http://www.sportsnet...t-over-st-louis



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Posted 05 July 2013 - 09:46 PM

Stevie Weiiiiiiiii!!

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Posted 05 July 2013 - 10:08 PM

Weiss is an improvement over Filppula, but I'd rather have had Lecavalier for a similar price.
 
Brunner is definitely an improvement over Alfredsson.  Alfie is 40.  Brunner is much younger.  You guys are thinking short term if you'd rather have Alfie.  As in "really" short term.  Guy might retire after the season.    
 
I also wanted us to get a little bigger and gritter to play against.  Not sure how this accomplishes that.  

 
Yeah, Holland doesn't seem to like big, gritty forwards.  Even on the checking lines, let alone the top two lines.  
 
I think it's important to have balance.   We have too many vanilla midgets on the roster.

 
Yep.  I'd rather have Vinny than Weiss, for these prices.  


Haven't watched a lot of Tampa games, but apparently the consensus is his two way game has been lacking the last few years. Bad coverage in own zone, slow to get back on defense, floating more.

The hope is Weiss is a star that has been stuck with crap linemates his career. Having some decent pairings should really allow him to showcase his talent.

key is staying healthy......


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Posted 05 July 2013 - 11:10 PM


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.

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Posted 05 July 2013 - 11:10 PM

Stevie Weiiiiiiiii!!

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Posted 06 July 2013 - 12:14 AM

I like Weiss better than Filppula so I suppose I'm jelly with this.
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Posted 06 July 2013 - 12:23 AM

I like Weiss better than Filppula so I suppose I'm jelly with this.

I think the general consensus is that many here are happy with the signing since it became frustrating watching Filppula waste scoring opportunities by having the "pass 1st" mentality.



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Posted 06 July 2013 - 12:25 AM

NO WAY! Maltby to the rafters!!!!!!!!!

 

18 is available.


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Posted 06 July 2013 - 12:28 AM

I think the general consensus is that many here are happy with the signing since it became frustrating watching Filppula waste scoring opportunities by having the "pass 1st" mentality.

That's a big part of it. And the fact that Filppula is soft as baby turd.
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Posted 06 July 2013 - 02:44 AM

I say he'll wear #18. 


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Posted 06 July 2013 - 02:57 AM

I say he'll wear #18. 


Nope. Andersson gets 18 next year.

Weiss is going 39.

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Posted 06 July 2013 - 03:24 AM

Nope. Andersson gets 18 next year.

Weiss is going 39.

Source on that? 


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Posted 06 July 2013 - 04:12 AM

I'm satisfied with what the Wings have done. They are a better team heading into camp. This team is ready to take another step!


Lets go Red Wings!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!


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Posted 06 July 2013 - 06:12 AM

Ya I'm thinking something along the lines of...

Z-dats- Abby
Mule-Weiss- alfy
Nyq- helm- Tatar

Then a 4th with Anderson and who knows exactly we have a lot of forwards. Want brunner to stay so badly

That third line is going to give opposing teams alllll kinnnnnddzzzzaaaa problems /hodgetwins


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Posted 06 July 2013 - 06:20 AM

That third line is going to give opposing teams alllll kinnnnnddzzzzaaaa problems /hodgetwins


It's gonna be deadly! So fast and tenacious! I expect a big year from all 3. Wouldn't be surprised to see over 50 goals from that line

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Posted 06 July 2013 - 07:24 AM

My only concern is the TSN panels mentioned he does well when he has to carry the load but with better linemates tends to get lazy?  I guess we'll find out though.



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Posted 06 July 2013 - 07:49 AM

The kids will be the X-factor next year. We improved pretty well in the Top 6, but not by leaps and bounds. If Nyquist and Tatar have good years on the third, and give us three scoring lines, look out NHL.
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Posted 06 July 2013 - 08:06 AM

I'll admit it - I dont really know him very well and I have been watching a lot of hockey over the past decade. He has never really come across my radar, but I am not sure if that is due to the "he's buried in a terrible franchise" or "he's got terrible line mates" or the dreaded "he's not really that good".

The one thing I have noticed watching his highlight videos is this: he goes straight at the net more often than not. Never going to complain about that. It will be interesting to see how he dishes to the 2 swedes on his line to start. Hoping for the best, but cautiously optimistic on this one.
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Posted 06 July 2013 - 10:32 AM

At that price why not Iginla shorter-term?

 

Is Iginla a center?  Probably has a little something to do with why not him over Weiss.



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Posted 06 July 2013 - 10:45 AM

Something else that people haven't mentioned I think is that he can be very useful in the shootout - goes backhand fivehole like a boss


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