With the constant looming of injuries when it comes to Datsyuk and Zetterberg, I don't see a future that doesn't involve the Wings giving Weiss a shot at the number two center position he was supposed to be and was signed to be.
They need to EASE, not thrust, him back into the second line center position.
Evaluate if he can be our second line center going forward, if NOT
Evaluate if he can be a top line winger, if NOT
Evaluate his worth to the team vs. his cap-hit/salary, then and only then can we explore trade options for Weiss.
We're always clamoring for reclamation projects up in here... and well, we got one. We've had one.
Last night could be the preview to the coming out party that we've been wanting so badly.
(Even those who were against this signing from the get-go have to be happy about last night's play from Weiss.)
Ideally at the center position:
#1. Dats or Z (whichever is healthy -- if they're both healthy, great! Keep them together.)
Helm is your most expendable center with the most value. That being said, I don't see him being moved anytime soon especially when we still need to evaluate Weiss.
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