Agreed. I had never thought about Weiss on the wing and who better to play with than Pavel to get your game going?
Ya I think it would be a great spot for him. Playing with arguably the best player in the world, as well he wouldn't have to be so focused on the defensive side of the game so it would really get his offense going
Would anybody be upset with this lineup for next season??
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Henrik Zetterberg ($6.083m) / Pavel Datsyuk ($7.500m) / Marian Gaborik ($6.000m)
Gustav Nyquist ($0.950m) / Stephen Weiss ($4.900m) / Nikolai Kulemin ($3.200m)
Tomas Tatar ($1.200m) / Darren Helm ($2.125m) / Justin Abdelkader ($1.800m)
Riley Sheahan ($0.850m) / Joakim Andersson ($0.733m) / Drew Miller ($1.350m)
Landon Ferraro ($0.850m) / Luke Glendening ($0.950m)
Niklas Kronwall ($4.750m) / Jonathan Ericsson ($4.250m)
Danny DeKeyser ($2.500m) / Dan Boyle ($5.500m)
Jakub Kindl ($2.400m) / Brendan Smith ($1.263m)
Brian Lashoff ($0.725m) /
Jimmy Howard ($5.292m)
Petr Mrazek ($0.595m)
Carlo Colaiacovo ($0.000m)
Johan Franzen ($0.000m)
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I don't think it's Babs fault as much as it is Hollands. As a coach you want to make the best decisions working with what you have, so why the same roster that OBVIOUSLY isn't working? Does it take 7 games to realize that the lineups suck? Unfortunately I fear Babs would be the scapegoat and be the first to go in the event it comes to a house cleaning.
What do you mean it's not babs fault? He's the one that plays cleary in stupid situations, the one that scratched Tatar, who sits Tatar in overtime and we obviously get scored on, played Quincey on the second power play unit tonight. Hey babs maybe try out smith on the pp he was only the pp quarterback for the griffins when he was playing well. Babs is doing a terrible job with line combos, special teams lines, and putting young guys in situations to succeed. I for the life of me have never understood why smith has never been give power play time with the big club considering offense is supposed to be the strength of his game