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#68 Yannick Weber

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“To get the opportunity from the coaches to get some ice time and to be put in pretty much every situation gives you confidence and you build from that. As the season went on, I got more and more comfortable and I think showed I belong in this league and I can make a difference. That was good to see but at the same time, I’m still young, I still have a lot to learn and I can still become a better player. That’s going to be my goal over the next couple of years.” - Yannick Weber - canadiens.com June 30 2011

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Can't wait to see what he can do.

Weber will never turn into a number 1-2 Dman, but I think he can do a pretty good job in a 4/5/6th role and as a powerplay QB. Unless we convert him to a wing, in which case its really just a crap shoot right now. In the playoffs he showed that he can play and score on the wing, but the question remains is if he can keep that up.

Only time will tell..

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im not a fan of the streit light idea. give him a chance to be an NHL d and if he cant do it then goodbye. dont get me wrong, its nice to have that option especially for those times when a guy goes down in the middle of the game, but in the long run hes gotta be a D. as far as that goes, he showed much improved steadiness in his game, but i worry about his lack of physicality. this will be a good learning year for him anyway, and will give us a much better idea of where hes at and what he might become

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Yannick you are so versatile

Makes you worth more by a mile

You worked and did all you could do

With grit and a lot of vision too

I think this season,you will get your spot

Co's you always give all you have got

GO YANNICK GO :lol: :lol: :lol:

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Breakout season. MMW. Although I am not sure if it will be as a forward or defenceman. Over 15 goals.

He's going to have to really improve if he wants to score 15 goals at the NHL level, although I suppose if he gets the PP time (first unit?) he has a chance to crack 10 goals. Somehow I don't think Yannick will break the 15 (or 10) goal mark, though.

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He's going to have to really improve if he wants to score 15 goals at the NHL level, although I suppose if he gets the PP time (first unit?) he has a chance to crack 10 goals. Somehow I don't think Yannick will break the 15 (or 10) goal mark, though.

I can't imagine he'll unseat Markov or Subban on the first wave PP, but perhaps if there's an injur----never mind I said nothing. :lol:

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I can't imagine he'll unseat Markov or Subban on the first wave PP, but perhaps if there's an injur----never mind I said nothing. :lol:

Yeah Ill remember this post :lol: Ever been to the alley?

I don't think Weber will replace Markov or Subban, I think that while he does have a great shot, hes not quite ready yet. I think this season is key to his development, and hope he has a great one.

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I would like to see him outright steal the number 6 defenseman slot from Jaroslav Spacek. He's a right handed shot, his shot is heavy and accurate from the point, he has good mobility and he's improving.

Spacek is a savvy player that is on the decline in all of the above listed facets(and a lefty to boot). It's in the Habs best interest to transition away from Spacek to Weber. I am assuming Alexei Emelin will make the roster as number 5. It's a big assumption, but the Habs would not have gone through all of this to simply ship him back to the KHL. He'll be on the team as a regular.

I like Yannick Weber, not as streit-lite, but as a young right handed mobile defenseman. Essentially, HE not Diaz is the reason Matt Carle was traded yesterday.

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I would like to see him outright steal the number 6 defenseman slot from Jaroslav Spacek. He's a right handed shot, his shot is heavy and accurate from the point, he has good mobility and he's improving.

Spacek is a savvy player that is on the decline in all of the above listed facets(and a lefty to boot). It's in the Habs best interest to transition away from Spacek to Weber. I am assuming Alexei Emelin will make the roster as number 5. It's a big assumption, but the Habs would not have gone through all of this to simply ship him back to the KHL. He'll be on the team as a regular.

I like Yannick Weber, not as streit-lite, but as a young right handed mobile defenseman. Essentially, HE not Diaz is the reason Matt Carle was traded yesterday.

Good post. I too believe we should give Jaro some games off this year, and try to ease in our youngsters. I think Weber is due for a good year, and will have one this year.

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I think this young man will be a suprise this year

He wasn't too confident to start, that was clear

But after playing in the cup games, he did quite well

Will give him confidence you can tell

Maybe he may be a bit of a spare part

But he is very versatile and that is smart

So we don't need to worry about our Yan

He is going to be the go to man

GO YANNICK GO :lol: :lol:

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I think this young man will be a suprise this year

He wasn't too confident to start, that was clear

But after playing in the cup games, he did quite well

Will give him confidence you can tell

Maybe he may be a bit of a spare part

But he is very versatile and that is smart

So we don't need to worry about our Yan

He is going to be the go to man

GO YANNICK GO :lol: :lol:

Agreed Weber will be a veteran on the blueline tonight Hal Gill and Yannick being the only Habs dmen from last year.

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He is the same age as PK, being drafted in the same draft and all. But considering that he is waiver eligible this year, in a sense, this is a make or break season. There's no way he's going on waivers unclaimed. He's here to stay. But in which capacity? Who knows. Ideally, I'd want him AND Emelin both in the starting 6 with Spacek relegated to spot duty as the 7th defenseman.

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How old is Yannick? Can this be what is considered a make-or-break season for him? :unsure: He's been floating around on the fringes of being an NHL regular for a little while, but hasn't been able to convince me that he will really stay with the big club.

He's reached the ripe age of 22 ;)

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How old is Yannick? Can this be what is considered a make-or-break season for him? :unsure: He's been floating around on the fringes of being an NHL regular for a little while, but hasn't been able to convince me that he will really stay with the big club.

According to CRB he's 22, so in a way it's a make-or-break season, but onsidering his age and the age that most dmen break out, he's got some time.

I have a feeling he'll be better this season. A lil older, gathered some experience last season.

It'll be interesting to see what he does.

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According to CRB he's 22, so in a way it's a make-or-break season, but onsidering his age and the age that most dmen break out, he's got some time.

I have a feeling he'll be better this season. A lil older, gathered some experience last season.

It'll be interesting to see what he does.

According to his page on the Habs website, link provided in the very first post of each player's thread ;)

I think Yannick did a pretty good job tonight for a first pre-season game where he was actually our go to guy on D (Gill played less than 15 minutes and there were no other 'regulars'). Also, it may be my old eyes or my old memory playing tricks on me but he looked bigger.

In the parts of the game I saw, he looked much more calm with the puck than he did last year. Would be nice for him to get an exhibition game or two playing with a vet like Gorges (or Markov if he makes it back) who can keep his confidence up.

In the pre-game show on RDS they were saying that unless there was a huge upset the projected D when everyone is healthy is : Markov-Gorges / Gill-Subban / Spacek-Weber

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In the pre-game show on RDS they were saying that unless there was a huge upset the projected D when everyone is healthy is : Markov-Gorges / Gill-Subban / Spacek-Weber

I believe the first two pairings. I think Yemelin has a definite chance of sneaking in though, depending on how quickly he adjusts to the NHL game. The advantage Weber has is that he's a natural righty and it would be nice to get a second right-handed shot into the line-up. Essentially, he would be given the role Wis played last year if he can hold onto the spot.

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The battle between Yemelin, Weber and Spacek is interesting because each of them brings an element the others cannot.

With Markov hurt to start, all 3 will be starting the season.

Spacek ; To his credit, he saw the writing on the wall and got into better shape but he is a Coach's favorite and cagey veteran that like him or not has gotten it done in the postseason when it matters. He'll be hard to dislodge from the lineup, rightfully so.

Weber ; Right handed shot, good offensive instincts for the second PP unit and a familiarity with the system. He's a tad small and lacks physicality.

Yemelin ; Has all the tools in the KHL, remains an X-factor for the NHL. His size and obvious love for physical play would bring a Kasparitis like intimidation to a back end in need of more sandpaper.

IMO, If all goes well Markov should be back by Halloween, which will give these 3 guys time to battle for 2 spots.

I anticipate a healthy competition being won by Spacek and Emelin with Weber getting relegated to 13th forward/spot duty, unless he really outshines both of them.

Next season, both will be regulars and Spacek will be retired or elsewhere.

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I could see him being part of a package later this season. We don't really know what to expect from him. We have an abundance of bottom pairing guys and now Diaz has had an impressive camp and will give Yannick a run for his money. He is still yound and could be an asset for any team. Him paired with any combination or a draft pick/AK/Spacek/Moen could get us something good at the trade deadline

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Weber is still only JUST turning 23 years old. Far from the prime of his career, especially for a defenseman. In fact, many d-men rarely get more than the odd game before that age anyway. I'd prefer not to see him dumped off quite yet and rather given a shot at some point. If he doesn't fit in in the next few years, then we can see what sort of options we have, but I don't see any need to take drastic action now.

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