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He doesn't have the size of O'Byrne, it might be interesting to send up Henry, Anderson or Belle.......these guys have been a BIG :P part of the Bulldogs and Denis success. Weber would be a better replacement (if that is possible) for Markov when necessary, at this point Weber is still getting his feet wet and learning from the aforementioned vets and Jancevski. I would think he should at least get a look in Montreal at some point this season, he is a good one!!!!

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He doesn't have the size of O'Byrne, it might be interesting to send up Henry, Anderson or Belle.......these guys have been a BIG :P part of the Bulldogs and Denis success. Weber would be a better replacement (if that is possible) for Markov when necessary, at this point Weber is still getting his feet wet and learning from the aforementioned vets and Jancevski. I would think he should at least get a look in Montreal at some point this season, he is a good one!!!!

I was thinking that the PP isn't up to par and he could help that way.

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Why's that? What has RDS been saying about him? He has been doing fine here in Hamilton, but a rookie defensemen is probably not the answer to our woes.

An offensive puck moving defenseman with a booming shot is a small part of what we're missing (By no means do i think we'll start winning just by calling him up). After Markov we have no offense coming from the back end (aside from a random point here and there).

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I thikn its time to try Weber, hes no ware more a risk then Breezer, and all we really need is an offensive D for the PP , Streit was not a good defensive defecman. I think Weber could do as well as Breezer or Obryan and brings more of what the team needs, defensman that can pass and shoot.

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I thikn its time to try Weber, hes no ware more a risk then Breezer, and all we really need is an offensive D for the PP , Streit was not a good defensive defecman. I think Weber could do as well as Breezer or Obryan and brings more of what the team needs, defensman that can pass and shoot.

You bring up a good point about the lack of defensive skills in certain players already on the team. I kinda agree its time to try him with the point of view "he can't be worse then them"

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You bring up a good point about the lack of defensive skills in certain players already on the team. I kinda agree its time to try him with the point of view "he can't be worse then them"

Well, you would be surprised... :(

But yes, I do agree Montreal could use a shake-up in their top-4 D. Or, at least on the PP presence. So far this season we have seen Markov man the point by himself, Markov man the point with Sergei, and recently Hamrlik man the point with Tanguay. Nothing has worked so far, so why not try what HAS worked for the past two seasons. Let Markov dish out the passes and have a booming shot on the right side. Weber could potentially be that guy!

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But yes, I do agree Montreal could use a shake-up in their top-4 D. Or, at least on the PP presence. So far this season we have seen Markov man the point by himself, Markov man the point with Sergei, and recently Hamrlik man the point with Tanguay. Nothing has worked so far, so why not try what HAS worked for the past two seasons. Let Markov dish out the passes and have a booming shot on the right side. Weber could potentially be that guy!

I think it is time that Weber get a 5 or 10 game shot in Montreal. Basically like Streit last season. PP specialist that should be able to handle the occasional 2 on 2 rush better then a forward would do playing on the point. Weber would probably get some shifts on the 4th line sort of like Streit did last season. If Montreal needs offense from the defence then Weber could be paired with Hammer who would be his on ice teacher.

The PP is BROKEN. It is time that Carbo and BG find a way to solve this major problem with the PP. Markov is still great on the PP but the other players that have tried the point have not got the job done. The PP should generate 1 goal per game, IMHO. If Montreal was producing 1 goal per game more then it currently is creating then Montreal would have 2 or 3 less losses this season AND players like Kovalev/Pleks would be far more dangerous as there is no risk from hooking or interferring with them as the penalty does not result in a goal.

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I guess it's time to bring him up in the NHL with O'Byrne making so many mistakes...

You'll have a heart attack then if he comes up.

Pat Hickey reported from Hamilton that evaluators say hes nowhere near ready for NHL defensive roles and its so bad they can't see him even beeing a 6th Dman in the show.

Projection at the moment is a fourth liner/PP speacilist.

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You'll have a heart attack then if he comes up.

Pat Hickey reported from Hamilton that evaluators say hes nowhere near ready for NHL defensive roles and its so bad they can't see him even beeing a 6th Dman in the show.

Projection at the moment is a fourth liner/PP speacilist.

Then why he is +4, not like Carle who's -4 and supposed to be better defensively than Y. Weber.

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You'll have a heart attack then if he comes up.

Pat Hickey reported from Hamilton that evaluators say hes nowhere near ready for NHL defensive roles and its so bad they can't see him even beeing a 6th Dman in the show.

Projection at the moment is a fourth liner/PP speacilist.

They said the same things for Beauchemin, Hainsey and Streit few years ago.... and after that you know the story...

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Then why he is +4, not like Carle who's -4 and supposed to be better defensively than Y. Weber.

Carle is recovering from a concussion.

Weber was a fantastic player in the OHL last year, but he has just made a big jump and if he's not ready at this point then he's not ready. Beauchemin, Hainsey and Streit did eventually become good players, but they were not good players in their first season following juniors/NCAA.

Also, Carle can be a minus player if he raises the pp scoring percentage by a lot. He also probably plays on a lower defensive pairing.

The only AHL defensemen who could make the jump right now are Shawn Belle, and possibly Alex Henry.

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