Why is everyone so low on Weiss? He was hurt since training camp and wasn't 100% when he did play this season. At least give the guy a chance to show us what he can do. People act like he is a piece of trash off the streets.
Until he's 100% healthy, and continues to struggle, I'm going to give him the benefit of the doubt. He was a damn good hockey player for Florida for years, if he can ever get healthy I believe he will be again. As far as a possible trade, I remember it was us and St Louis were his final 2 teams. They've made alot of moves since the summer so I doubt they'd have any interest, no one else really stands out.
see this is you talking as a preds fan.... Sure send him (s***) to Detroit his best days are behind him. Idgaf that he waived his ntc, he's trash and shoulda stayed where he belongs cuz 100% he don't belong in a wing jersey... f*** Holland really blessed your team, why do u make it seem like this trade was even 60-40 fair???
You have to look ahead towards the future .... Getting the top 4 dman would be a lot more valuable .... Everyone's just thinking about the present and keeping the streak alive ... While it's nice I much rather prefer looking ahead
Our chances of getting in the playoffs let alone winning the cup aren't great this season ... Just being realistic
As opposed to playing on a team stacked full of talent and having no pressure on him and yet producing mediocre numbers that even Hayley wickenheiser would surpass?
It's a great point... who cares about trying to get to a 3-decade playoff streak when 53% of teams make the playoffs! It's not impressive at all! By random chance a team will make 30 consecutive playoffs 1 out of 186,949,330 chances, so of course that's not impressive! Phooey to that.
It's CLEARLY much more important to try to tank to the 10th overall pick rather than sneak into the playoffs and get the 15th overall pick. I mean, we as Red Wings fans know for a FACT that it's impossible to get franchise altering players without having the absolute highest picks possible! Who would want 2008 15th overall Erik Karlsson over 10th overall Cody Hodgson?
Turning off the sarcasm, yes, it is slightly easier to get a better player with a higher draft pick. But is it worth tossing away a chance to be in the playoffs and a chance to chase a record that may be insurmountable in the future? I want this team to try to make the playoffs. If they fall short, it happens and we try to pick up some talent in the off season. If the team loses in the first round, at least we were in it. And if they make a nice run, that's fun too!
21 games and he'll be gone. Would've preferred Vanek, but Legwand played in Plymouth which Holland thinks matters. Whatever. Not happy with this trade. And Bertuzzi should've been dealt - either replaced with someone similar  or some pucks. He contributes nothing to this "depth" going forward which Holland spoke of. Excuses, excuses.
Bertuzzi, Cleary and the rest of our scrubs are untradeable this forum needs to get that through their head. We're lucky we were able to unload Eaves for nothing. Vanek wouldn't do a lick of good if he's got Andersson setting him up as his center. Andersson would be our #1 center right now if we hadn't made that trade let me remind you
Well I wouldn't of done it then .... Jarnkrok type prospects should be used in a deal for a proven top 4 dman or a top forward not for 3rd line centers
Sometimes the best moves are the ones you don't make
Jarnkrok isn't gonna get those types of players. Guys like Nyquist who already prove they can play in this league gets those kinds of players. Mantha gets those kind of players. People over value the prospects way too much. Jarnkrok is unproven. If he pans out, good for him. At this point he is as likely to be a bust as he is likely to be a good first line player.
well if you`d just try to remember the roster situation from november until the end of january, I guess you could come up with a period of games where he could actually fill a spot for our injured C`s, you know, same way Sheahan, Glendening, Emmerton and Anderson did..some of them played in 2nd/3rd line roles..so there`s that hurting us angle
We also struggled dearly during these times and slipped out of a playoff spot. They needed someone proven to help out right now, and we got it.
That isn't a fault on these players. They have played well. But they are effective right now in the bottom 6. They don't have the experience to play against opponents best players night in and night out. Legwand does.