I wish we would trade either Helm or Abdelkader or a pick or two. They're both getting pretty redundant. If one of them were let go, I'd like to see:
Zetterberg Datsyuk Helm/Abdelkader
Nyquist Weiss Franzen
Tatar Sheahan Jurco
Not putting Weiss in the lineup would be incredibly stupid. I think he played well in the preseason despite only 1 assist. It took Hossa a little bit to mesh with the team, it'll take Weiss even longer and not even having him start the season would be a huge blow to his morale. Thankfully I think Babcock is just sending a message, he'll be in.
Just like demoting Weiss after not registering a point while given third line minutes with Kevinf****** Porter on his wing.
How is it that he didn't lead the team in points with opportunities like that?
Babcock has a history of giving 2nd line centers s***ty wingers and being confused when they don't produce.