Yannick Weber

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  1. ProspectsFanatic

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    Hey Habs fan here,

    Can someone give me a report on Yannick Weber? Are you satisfied with is play? Does he fill any need in your team? Do you believe he can make it in your top 6 D? Do you want him to resign?
     
  2. Win One Before I Die

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    Yes he is amazing you should trade Gallagher straight up for him.
     
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    Hasn't had a chance to shine. Our pp is terrible yet he never gets a chance. Rather have signed a Depth forward
     
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    Weber is a depth forward.... now. :laugh:
     
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    Our defense is pretty deep. He's been playing as a 4th line winger - but not very much as there is no natural centre on that line.
     
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    has been playing forward lately pretty okay i guess. but other than that nothing special. i want to see him used on the pp. 2nd unit. take hamhuis off
     
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    Weber has been primarily used as a 4th line forward. I'm really not satisfied with his play. He's skilled and has a big shot, but he's weak and is a bit of a defensive liability. Reminds me of Marc-Andre Gragnani.

    For what it's worth, the Canucks are tied for #7 in PP shots. Would Weber have made a difference over Garrison taking the majority of the point shots? I doubt it.
     
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    No but he would be a good addition to the point for PP2, it's disappointing he hasn't gotten a look there yet.
     
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    No one wants him to replace Garrison, or even Bieksa or Edler.
    But I think he brings more to the offensive table than Dan Hamhuis, so save Hamhuis's PP minutes for even strength and PK.
     
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    i remember one game early on weber was on the 2nd PP unit. i don't think he even unleashed his shot once, but he looked really good at keeping the puck in the zone and finding the open man. the ** opposite ** of hamhuis on the PP.
     
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    Pretty much this. Not really needed and not good enough. I suppose the right shot is handy, but Im just not seeing what management saw in him. They would have been much better off signing an older RHD like Whitney, Kostka or Gilbert. The team could use better Dmen than Alberts and Weber in order to give Stanton a break.
     
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    Hasn't been given much of an opportunity. Hasn't earned one though.
     
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    Weber has more or less delivered what I expect from a 600k player. Would like to see him on the PP just solely because it can't get any less effective than it is right now.
     
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    I was just dyingggggg to see Weber out there on the PP tonight, but it never happened :(. Seriously though, 1/8 on the PP, game basically out of reach, why not try him?
     
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    I haven't been too impressed from what I've seen but I haven't seen much.
     
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    Hard to judge a guy playing a minute per game. He's no Stanton though.
     
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    Seriously, how does anyone have any opinion at all? He effectively hasn't played yet.
     
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    He hasn't looked horrible in his (extremely) limited minutes, but he's not physical so he's completely miscast in the role he's playing. He's worth having because he can slot in as either the 14th forward or 8th defenceman without looking terrible.
     
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    Obviously he's no grinder or enforcer, but on the 4th line I've actually seen him finish a lot of his checks, which is surprising considering his size, but fitting for his role.
     
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    yeah. I see him finish his checks as well. he even jumps into his checks a little to create a greater impact. there's no question to me that the effort is there. Just so little ice time that it's hard to get gauge him
     
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    Let alone the fact we're asking him to play out of position.
     
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    i said this in the GDT at the end of the game, but in garbage time of a one-sided game, even AV would put his fourth line plugs on the PP.

    i would love to see a third period of an uncompetitive mean-nothing game:

    sedin sedin kassian
    garrison weber

    higgins/burrows kassian santorelli
    edler bieksa

    weber may or may not be any good, but from the very small PP minutes he's gotten in vancouver so far, he seems to be the polar opposite of hamhuis, without even once (to my recollection) using his big shot-- he keeps the puck in the zone well, moves the puck well and finds the open man instead of handling the puck like a grenade, and has extra room to operate unlike hamhuis because PKers respect his shot. while he's in the lineup anyway, due to hansen's and scrotes's injuries, might as well see what you have. will be harder to justify breaking him in as a specialist when we have a full lineup.
     
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    I don't know why he hasn't been given a chance on the PP. I thought that was why they signed him?

    He has a good shot and is RH so I'd like to see what he can do with some Sedin feeds, can't hurt.
     
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    Hmm - now there's a nickname I wouldn't want!
     
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    Stanton has played so well that its not likely that he will slot into the Canucks top 6 without injury.
     

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