Penguins Trade Talk: Dale Weise
Via mynhltraderumors.com, Ray Ferarro on TSN last night listed the “Best Fits” for players on TSNs Trade Bait board.
Loui Eriksson – Anaheim
Andrew Ladd – Florida
Mikkel Boedker – Chicago
Jonathan Drouin – Vancouver
Dan Hamhuis – Tampa Bay
Kris Russell – Dallas
Roman Polak – San Jose
Dale Weise – Pittsburgh
Jiri Hudler – New Jersey
Weise, 27, has scored a career high 14 goals (11 even strength goals) and has 24 points in 55 games this season. Weise is an excellent forechecker who is a classic crash-and-bang winger who is coveted around the league because of his ability to add secondary scoring to go with the other intangibles, including high character.
Weise has indeed come up during the Penguins organizational meetings, and was recommended by the Penguins pro scouting staff, according to a source, and a few reasons some around the league see Pittsburgh as a fit:
1. The low cap hit of $1,025,000.
2. Penguins are actively evaluating the market for bottom-6 help.
3. Weise is a Mike Sullivan type player who likes to play below the hash marks.
However, here’s a couple red flags on any pursuit of Weise.
While Weise might look like a Sullivan type player on tape, the two don’t have a good r Want the Full Story? Get "Inside Access"