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[hide]elationship, per an NHL source, who said Weise despises Mike Sullivan from their time together in New York and Vancouver.
Sullivan was an assistant coach with the Rangers for three seasons when Weise was in the organization and then coached Weise in Vancouver during the 2013-2014 season.
When John Tortorella was suspended in January 2014, Sullivan took over as interim coach and on Jan 28 vs Edmonton, Sullivan made Weise a healthy scratch without ever informing the player and the next day Weise went public with his displeasure about being scratched.
Weise would be traded less than a week later. A league source said Weise agent quietly demanded a trade.
Another red flag on pursuing Weise.
Craig Custance of ESPN reported today, the Canadiens are seeking a second and third round pick for Weise.
[“According to one source, the Canadiens want a second-and third-round pick for Weise, which is a lot to give up for a player who has averaged just over 10 minutes of ice time per game in his career with the Rangers, Canucks, and Canadiens. Sellers are pointing to the return the Maple Leafs got last year for depth forward Daniel Winnik, a trade that cost the Penguins a 2016 second-round pick, 2015 fourth-round pick and Zach Sill. It’s a trade Penguins GM Jim Rutherford has since said probably wasn’t one of his wisest moves.”]
That asking price goes in line with what the Sabres are seeking for Jamie McGinn.
The Penguins should only be giving up second round picks to skilled wingers who can be difference makers in the top-6. Can’t make another Winnik mistake.[/hide]
I’m bored…time to make a trade
Ive been against this move but after another dogshit game by Zatkoff maybe Murray would be great as MAFs back up. Would allow us the rest MAF with some confidence and he would push MAF as a the starter
On that note, now that Zatkoffs numbers have again swung so significantly and are worse than MAFs… Again… Are you still swinging from the nuts of the goaltender who has some of the worst starts in the game
The problem is that MAF is going to get his games regardless of who his backup is at this point, there’s no doubt Murray would be the better backup but is it really worth it for the 2-3 games he would play the rest of the year?
When you look at how tight the wild card race is your options are hope Zatkoff can keep it together, burn MAF out by playing him nightly because Zatkoff cannot be trusted or give the kid a chance to take some of the heat off MAF so he’s rested for the playoffs.
i think trade st.blurry and his contract, start murray, and you could go and get a great defenseman and upgrade your playoff goalie.
Fleury can’t handle the new two year old trap NHL
Between you and Sam, you two are probably the worst fans in the entire base. By a lot… Both clueless broken records. Both makes this world a shitty place to live
Kingpuck, you hearing any chatter? I appreciate your contributions.
Likewise, isn’t the same without king
I can make up some rumors of you guys want….
How about the Pens stand down and not make any trades. You know, play for next year when they have a chance to get out of the first round.
“Jeb Bush be american nex presadint” – Sam
Filter check fuck fucker fucked fucks
Trade malkin already, dudes been invisible the last few weeks
Lovejoy out tomorrow….we’re fucked
I wonder If pens will have some energy left for tomorrow’s game vs. DB’s team
We know you will have some energy for DB
Sam is going to start watching tomorrow’s game with a full bottle of jurgens
Sam strikes me as more of a hand spitter
Lest we forget he hasn’t been able to see his penis since the Reagan administration.
20 shots 4 goals. Where is Yoda
last reliable pens goalie was vokoun
Back before the trap era that started two years ago
actually, the devils started the stupid trap hockey back in the mid 90’s. you weren’t born yet so you are too young to remember.
Stan follows hockey since Crosby Era. So does that fat fuckk npl that still doesn’t know which team to chew for. I guess this year he has 3 teams to bandwagon for. Pens, Florida and Tampax
That’s me! Hopping on the wild card team bandwagon!
Yep. You’re still mulling over what team to “chew” for. And I started watching because of a guy I can’t stand. And his “era.” You literally can’t fault that logic.
My bad. Go cheer on chubby
I’m actually not a fan of you either, chubby
DB and Shero
If that were true, there’s no way Kessel would have scored 37 two years ago. He’s an “off the rush” guy. And he didn’t play back in the 90s. He can’t score in THIS league.
Actually the San Jose Sharks brought trap hockey to the NHL… it came from Sweden. Fucking retard
Tough to beat a great American goaltender in pressure situations
Crosby and Letang were dogshit late
How about Kessel wasn’t he dogshit pretty much the whole game?
Crosby thinks it’s November again.
Ya… i dint recall him being the one that threw like three bullshit no look passes out of the zone on the late PP
At least Sid looked good. He’s cleared the zone for them three times on the power play today
Letang is Tampa’s #1 star today
Yep. In spades. French cuntt
French Canadians will always bring your team down when it matters. Just part of their heritage.
You clearly don’t watch playoff hockey when clutch players are mostly French Canadians. Last year depres in overtime. Vermette 3 or 4 game winners in overtime. Or even better talbot with important goals in 09 finals. BTW how was Johnson and Kane in last 2 rounds of the playoffs they disapeared while toews and Stamkos carried their team to the finals
What stooge! You name Despres and Vermette to support your point of French Canadians. What a joke! Kane had more points than Toews last year in the playoffs and Malkin won the Conn Smythe in 09. What a French moron. You’re a living example of your disgusting, pathetic race of people.
Not to mention, creepy and weird.
BAHAHAHAHAHAAHA… revisionist history. Stamkos took a fuck ton of heat for going to sleep in the playoff last year you fucking jackass. 1 point in Tampas final 8 games; Kane had 8 points in the same span and Tyler Johnston had 5 point in his last 8…. tied him with Toews!!!!! YOU ARE DUMB and a fuckinliar
Letang. Now that’s leadership. What a French pusssy
Really, REALLY, miss Malkin on the power play
Seems like every time you say they miss malkin happens to be vs. Tampax team
Zero fool you think pens are also missing gayjoy now?
You miss his balloon knot wrapped around your index finger.
One of them is a 50 goal MvP and PP QB of this team you stupid fucking Frenchcunt retard.
That said… We could have used six D vs 5 in this game so yeah… We missed Lovejoy too. I swear you need to stop drinking from public toilets.
We’ve played them more than anyone else since Malkin has been out. Moron.
How many times do you guys think Letang can miss the net on the same power play? I’ll say several.
Seriously, how many was that?
Same has no idea what the word several means.
How many times do you guys think chubby can be offsides in the same period. I’ll say several
How many times do you guys think chubby can dissappear in one period? I’ll say several
How many times do you guys think chubby played on different lines today? I’ll say several
Excellent shot from Rust. Did exactly what he needed
I thought he was dealt last year with a 3rd rounder?
Tampa has too many Russian and American players. Pens can’t compete.
Also have a Canadian coach and Captain.
I agree, Tampa does have terrible leadership… Which is why they’re only in the wildcard hunt.
Gayjoy left because he has to cut his birthday cake in the back since it’s his birthday today
Your fat face is always worried about cake.
Cake and man a$$. That’s his life.
Fleury saying tabarnak! From the bench
You guys think Bennett would’ve been injured if he played this game
How awesome is Zatkoff… Definitely as good as MAF
Kuhnhackl scoring arouses you sexually?
Sam, since its just you and me here, what arouses you sexually?
First sign of trouble, Crosby loses his head. What a leader.
They should strip the C and give it to Kessel
+1 for you buddy.
Yeah but doesn’t mean the C will. Stand for captain if Kessel wears it. It could stand for ,Clown Con artist or even for Chubby
I dont think thats an option, honestly
+1 for you buddy
Letang suckss guyss
Sam the poutine killer?
Npl the hot dog eater
you nailed that joke.
Anton the new penguin Killer? 4 out of his 9 goals have been vs pens this year
The only problem with saying “they should only be giving up 2nd round picks for skilled wingers who can make a difference in the top 6” is that those type of player cost more than 2nd round picks, that type of player cost 1st+prospect and more. If we’re making up absurd statements why even use 2nd round picks? Should just say 4th or 5th round picks for top line wingers with 50 goal potential.
Need more Americans if you want to make it far in the playoffs
You mean you need more American out of pens team to make it far in the playoffs I agree. Let’s start with lovejoy, bennett and Kessel and team is in a better position.
Nah, I had it right the first time.
Weise can be the next dupper for the pens. Plays with a lot of speed and heart
He’s garbage for that price. Give your head a shake man!
They already overpaid for the next Duper. They’re paying Hagelin $4 million a year.
2nd and a 3rd? Pass.