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Weise and Canucks Going to Arbitration

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I must say I was disappointed with Weise last season. I would let him go.

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Unless the arb gives the Canucks exactly what they want, Weise will be let go. Not the kind of player who can dictate terms.

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I doubt he'd go to arbitration if he wants just $50K more or something like that. It may be a one-way/two-way scenario again, or he's looking for a more significant increase but if it's too much we can look elsewhere to make sure we can sign the other players we need.

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I'm not a huge fan of Weise. It would be nice to have a tough guy that could win a fight or 2. Plus his twitter account was pretty weird, he kicked all us guys off it and kept the ladies....Bad attitude on twitter before that.

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I must say I was disappointed with Weise last season. I would let him go.

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Weise is a valuable 4th liner, he isn't supposed to be a fighter we are forcing him to play that way. He's very solid defensively, can kill penalties, a fast skater and hits fairly well. A 4th liner who can play more than 7 minutes a night? Sign me up!

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I like Weise but come on, the Canucks plucked him off waivers and gave him a chance to succeed, knowing their cap situation, he should not have filed for arbitration.

At the very least he should realize that the Canucks shouldn't have to pay for his potential... translate that potential into reality on the ice and they will give him his money... he should take a one year 2way deal and prove that he has what it takes and when the Cap goes up and some contracts are bought out or end, or trades happen there will be a lot of $$$ for him.

Help the team win and they will show you the money.

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You must have missed the playoffs where he averaged the most hits per minutes and him being second on the team in hits. He wasn't brought to fight but to hit and he did just that.

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If you had watched the games you would have seen we got too wrapped up for the 2nd year running in making senseless hits while forgetting that the purpose of the game is to garner points.

Weise was a minus player in both regular and playoff seasons for good reason.

If you want sing Weise's praises then go ahead, I won't waste my time.

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Why even bother going through arbitration to re-sign him? He could easily be replaced or upgraded.

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Uhhh 4th liners certainly aren't rich. They live comfortably, but they are NOT rich. An extra 75-100K is much more important to a guy making $800K compared to a guy making $3+ mil.

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Luo just spent 20k for a weekend of poker.

One of these things is not like the other.

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I make 110,000 a year as a pipe fitter and live "comfortably"

Trust me when I say... 550'000 a year... is rich.

That is literally 5x what I make, and that's entry level.

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Let him walk. Then we sign Tanev and Schroeder and see what's left. Can we still go over the cap by 10% until the end of the summer? Could sign Brunner, then waive or trade someone later.

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And it might just not be about money. Perhaps he is fighting for a 2 year contract instead of 1.

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I've liked some of his play this year. For a 4th liner, he sure can skate, and that goal against StL was awesome (although the only "highlight" reel goal this year IMO, in reference to a previous posting).

I don't like hearing about those comments regarding his attitude. If he is as lacking in character, as those comments would suggest, then that makes him even more expendable. Pretty sad character flaw for a bubble player. When you see the Sedin's strive to improve each year, as good as they are, Weise could learn something from their work ethic.

I'd be happy enough if he stayed, but if a 1-way and 10% bump was MG's offer, I'm not sure Weise did much to earn significantly more than that.

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Glen Sater won't be that stupid to sign Ballard because he is not going to get ice time under AV and it would be a waste of cap space and money.

Weiss was put on waivers by the Rangers whilst Tortorella was coach. It has to be a sour relationship between the two based on words said on Weise interview before Tort was hired. MG and the owner would just make themselves look stupid if they try to re-sign useless Weise for big money only to sit in the press box. If Weise really wants to continue his NHL carrier, his only chance is to sign elsewhere.

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Then his chances aren't good.

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