Reading the Caps forums, they are generally thrilled to be rid of the guy. His offense was non-existant in the playoffs...14 games, 2 points.
He's way past his prime, injuries have significantly derailed his natural abilities and his defense is subpar (and that's being nice).
Only time will tell if this works out, but the more I look at it the more I dislike it....especially because we already have a glut of defensemen.
My biggest surprise with this deal is how the near unanimous response of the signing on these boards is VERY positive. This is FAR from a slam dunk deal, and very well could be a disaster from day 1 as with Weiss.
While the game was MUCH closer than the score indicates, I'll be the first to admit that was by far our best game since before the deadline.
Agreed, the Lightning hit several posts and missed one or two open nets that I recall. Game could've gone either way, but if we continue to play like we did today, at least we give ourselves a chance to win each game.