Recovery does not mean "get into game shape". No one has ever used it in that way. Ever. For someone with such a verbose, vociferous vocabulary, I'm pretty sure you wouldn't use the word "recover" in such an incorrect context. Saying that recovery takes time is completely, explicitly and entirely obviously implying that "Weiss hasn't had enough time to recover". Apparently, though, this does take a smart person to understand. You're not understanding.
"Weiss hasn't played a game in seven months" and "Weiss needs more time to recover" do not fit together. In any case, you were incorrect; I'm telling you so as the world's premiere authority on what my statements mean.
That said, I'm glad I've inspired you to expand your own vocabulary!
That is literally exactly what you did. After quote Weiss's statements on his poor play you said that it was his first game in 7 months and that recovery takes time. You explicitly implied that he was performing poorly, at least in part due to his injury. What else is that supposed to mean?
Following is the statement in question:
It's also worth nothing that the season opener was his first game in seven months. Full recovery takes time.
It does not take a stroke of genius to realize that when I preface such a line with "Weiss hasn't played a game in seven months," I don't mean that Weiss is still injured, but rather that returning to full game shape after seven months away takes time. Had I said something along the lines of "Weiss hasn't had enough time to recover," then you might have a point. As things stand, you do not. Again.
Also, trying to use fancy, lawyer-y sounding words and phrases make you neither intelligent nor correct.
I'm neither a lawyer nor a purple proser. The words I use inhabit my vocabulary.
Don't get your hopes up, that never stopped those judgements for Filppula. But people hate Flip around here for no reason so just maybe.
Yikes! Why are you getting so angry and combative over criticism of Filppula?
So why isn't Weiss getting easy points to wide-open defensemen at the point or getting goals that he doesn't deserve from harmless backhanders or goals on bad goaltenders that shouldn't have gone in?
The fact is a good play is a good play. He made a good recovery to keep the puck away from the opposition and in the zone and made a good pass to the point which resulted in a goal. People always cried about Filppula's lack of production and now that he is producing, he still gets no credit. This is like the Fox News of Filppula. Just because fox news is so far to the right doesn't make all other news liberal. Just because everyone here hates Filppula and gives him no credit doesn't make me biased because I give him the credit he deserves.
Filppula is presently playing quite a bit better than Weiss is. However, he is not the point-producing machine you make him out to be---numbers don't always tell the whole story---and Weiss is not the total loss you so ardently try to make him out to be. He's a month into his five-year contract. The same is true of Filppula. Time will tell who was the better choice.
I want Franzen gone so badly. I'd even be happy if he started lighting it up for another team.
Also, I'm sort of expecting Babcock to say at anytime now:
"Tatar's been good. Real good. But we need to send him down to Grand Rapids to work on a few things. Helm has also been good. We will send him down for a few weeks to see what he can do in the AHL. We have a lot of veterans up front battling for a slot, so we can keep Gus in GR for a while. We're going to split up the only line that has been scoring [Pavs and Hank] to generate more scoring. But if it is a 2-2 game going into the third I will put the line back together. See ya."
Are you actually expecting him to say that, or are you merely being snide for no reason?
Tatar can't be sent down without being exposed to waivers anyway.
Ah, thanks. Well, Andy deserves it. And hey, two goals and an assist is still mighty fine for a guy who seemed to start the season in Babs' doghouse.
He was never in the doghouse. He was simply an unknown quantity in comparison to the veterans, and he needed to prove himself. I have absolutely no doubt that Babcock now considers him markedly superior to Samuelsson.
I like it! When you win faceoffs, possess the puck and keep it in their end you don't give up shots.
Helm is still as fast as ever. Good start, definitely something to build on... got some good PK time later in the game.
Tatar might have been the best player on the ice tonight. He's hungry. I'm stoked that he's earning it.
The Tatar, Andersson, Abby line is hot and probably needs to stay together... I wonder, though, if it would be even better with Helm when he's back up to full speed.
Chemistry between Pav, Z, and Bert is awesome.
Smith loves to take penalties... DD is the man... When E comes back Smith should sit.
Wondering what the heck we do with Cleary... I mean, he's not a 2nd line guy or a PP guy... he's just not. 1st line is set, 3rd line appears set for now, what happens when Franzen comes back? Flip a coin to see who's on the 2nd line and whose on the 4th? I still think Franzen is better than Cleary... maybe his effort level isn't as high, but he finishes. Regardless, I'm happy.
I think Eaves, Helm, and Miller would make a superb 4th line.
Best Forward: Tomas Tatar. He was everywhere. It's safe to say that he'll play in every game from here on out, barring a slump or an injury. Honorable mention goes to Darren Helm, who kicked off the scoring and showed us that yes, he's back.
Worst Forward: Dan Cleary, for obvious reasons. True, the fact that very simply does not belong on this team always gets him extra criticism, but he also managed to be completely invisible on a night when nearly every player on the team looked very good. Honorable mention goes to Mikael Samuelsson, who likewise should not be on this team, and who likewise played very ineffectively.
Best Defenseman: Jakub Kindl. Jakub had a beast of a game. He shot the puck constantly, powerfully, and accurately, and played very well on defense. He's got the rare gift of consistently being able to get pucks through a crowd. He's also got a deceptively powerful shot and knows when to use it. Honorable mention goes to Danny DeKeyser, who continues to play most ably on the first pairing.
Worst Defenseman: Brendan Smith. In a game that the Red Wings dominated, Smith had a visibly bad performance. He took three unnecessary penalties, all of them stupid and two of them because he was out of position; he was the single Red Wing to take a penalty in this game, and he contributed absolutely nothing on offense. Honorable mention goes to Kyle Quincey, who had a typically iffy game. I felt a momentary rush of excitement when it appeared that he had been injured. This was terrible, and I felt a bit guilty afterward, but the simple fact is that he's not a very good defenseman. The good news about this contest was that he managed to get a few shots on the goalie; he most often misses by a wide margin.
Most Effective Line: Andersson, Tatar, and Abdelkader. These guys looked very good. The Oilers simply had no answer for them.
Least Effective Line: Alfredsson, Cleary, and Weiss. Alfredsson played very well, and Weiss continues to improve. Cleary, however, continues to be horrible. He struggles to generate even the slightest bit of offense, and is unable even to play a grinding role.
MVP: Jakub Kindl. The reasons are pretty obvious.
Goat: Brendan Smith. The reasons for this are likewise obvious.
Overall Grade: A. This was a dominant performance with no apparent downsides. Petr Mrazek was barely tested, and appeared thoroughly bored throughout the game. The Oilers were thoroughly beaten, spending most of the game chasing the Red Wings. If there was any criticism that could be directed at the team for this game, it was the ineffectiveness of the power play. Still, it's hard to complain at all after such an absolute drubbing of the opposition.