In the AHL Weise has
111 points in 194 games
32 points in 134 games
15 points in 152 games
There you go statistics. If you still think he doesn't have better hands then you're just being ignorant of the stats. Ontop of this Weise is 24, and going to get better. Orr and Parros are 30 plus and are going to regress.
Volpatti seems to be favored between Weise and himself and he still has.
4 points in 50NHL games which would put him roughly on pace with both Parros and Orr. While providing all the same qualities so why get rid of him
Yes, Weise, by far, is more skilled then everyone listed. But putting up good numbers in the AHL means nothing when you can't translate that to the next level.
Zenon Konopka put up 55 points in 62 games and 57 points in 70 games in his last 2 years of playing in the minors before sticking in the NHL permanently. Yet in a full season, his highest point total is 9. His role is to fight and win face-offs, plain and simple.
So that isn't saying much.
Weise may have the edge in skill, but while playing on the 4th line any skill set he may possess or has potential for will be underutilized when hitting and fighting are the primary role.