Projected Florida line up:
Fleischmann - Weiss - Versteeg
Bergenheim - Huberdeau - Kopecky
Goc - Matthias - Upshall
Mueller - Santorelli - Parros
Skille, Kovalev (PTO)
That lineup isn't exactly deep at centre. I believe Huberdeau might even be used on the wing. I can't see Florida trading their top centre in Weiss, for Luongo. Even if they did, do we want an offensive minded, undersized forward centering our 3rd line?
Where did you get the line-up? Cause I would assume that Goc would be 3C with Mattias on the LW since he can play LW proficently and Goc is a more reliable defensive 3rd Line center.
Also it would be my guess that Mueller and Upshall would be in top 6 roles with Kopecky and Bergenheim dropping to the 3rd. also Flesichmann can play center.
Capable center's aside from Weiss: Mueller, Flesichmann, Mattias, Goc, Santorelli, Huberdeau. I think they would be okay myself.
And would we want him? Hell ya, would rather take him over Bozak gladly and I would put him in the top 6 either on the Wing or perhaps move Kesler over (Although I'm not a fan of that, would rather see Weiss slide over)
I'd prefer Bozak. Energy player, works very hard, versatile, can score, etc.
Though I must admit that I think it's more likely that Luongo ends up as a Panther.
You would take Bozak over Weiss??
Weiss >>>>>>>>>>>>> Bozak, Bozak isn't even much of an improvement on Lappierre for a 3rd line role, whereas Weiss would slot into our top 6 and be brilliant.
How soon people forget that James Reimer was pretty freaking good in 2011, as a rookie:
37 GP, 20-10-5, 3 SO, .921, 2.60
Let's not discount that those numbers are while on the Maple Leafs. If he's healthy, not unreasonable at all for the Leafs to try and give him another shot.
Andrew Raycroft was quite good in his rookie year, as was Steve Mason.
They gave him a huge chance this year and what did he prove? He isn't ready to be a number 1.
Even more interesting:
Curious if the price was too high, or if they felt he wasn't enough of a sure thing, or what.
Maybe they didn't want to take on another unproven, young up and coming goalie since they have Riemer and Scrivens that fit that bill well (Even though niether have the upside Bernier has, or are quite as good as Bernier but still, wouldn't be much of an improvement like Lu would)
Edited by Smashian Kassian, 08 January 2013 - 11:11 PM.