NHL Prospect Will Weber

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  1. StudentOfTheGame

    StudentOfTheGame Registered User

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    Hello everyone, I am a longtime reader, first time poster and I was reading the Detroit Free Press today and read an article about Will Weber from the Gaylord area, which is somewhat close to me.

    I was wondering what you knowledgeable folks thought of him or if you have heard anything that the free press did not cover. Also, I know it is extremely difficult to tell, but what team do you think he will go to or where would he fit best?

    Here is the article link:
    http://www.freep.com/apps/pbcs.dll/article?AID=/20070620/SPORTS14/706200419/1048/SPORTS
     
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    He had interviews with a couple of NHL teams in April apparently:
    - from http://www.record-eagle.com/2007/apr/11weber.htm

    He was the #1 USHL pick in May '07, by the Chicago Steel.
    - both from http://michiganjuniorhockey.blogspot.com/2007/05/gaylords-weber-goes-no-1-in-ushl-draft.html

    I think he sounds like he could be a talented defenseman. At 6'4", 205 lbs he has the size for solid defensive play, but I don't know how good he is (or could be) offensively. I've seen him on a few mock drafts, and he seems to be on average about the 61st pick. That's all I know. :)
     
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    He is one of the better skaters in the draft especially for a player with his size
     
  4. Jason MacIsaac

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    http://www.record-eagle.com/2007/jun/20weber.htm

    "Weber said he has talked to officials from almost every NHL team. He said the Columbus Blue Jackets, Tampa Bay Lightning and New Jersey Devils have shown the most interest. He's tested for Columbus and will test for New Jersey this week. Tampa Bay officials visited him in Gaylord on Monday. Still, Weber is not sure what will happen this weekend."
     
  5. mazmin

    mazmin Go! Jets! Go!

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    Sounds like he could be a surprise pick on day one. Skating ability and size in a d-man are assets that make scouts drool. My guess is he goes late in the 2nd round (55-60).
     
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    Cabbagetown?

    Call me childish if you want. =)
     
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    I think he'll go 60-65 but thats just an estimate. Oh and Welcome to the boards! =-)
     

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