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Dale Weise Claimed By Canucks

There has been a lot of action in Rangerland, as the Vancouver Canucks have claimed now ex-New York Ranger forward Dale Weise off of waivers.  Weise had a good preseason, but in reality, there was no real place for him on this roster. With Mats Zuccarello claiming the last spot, Weise was bound to be sent back to the AHL.  The Rangers had announced he had been cut over the weekend, but did not place him on waivers until Sunday, a day after placing John Mitchell and Kris Newbury on waivers (they were all cut the same day).

It is good to see that Weise was claimed by a team, as it was clear he had no future with the Rangers organization.  Ryan Bourque and Carl Hagelin had moved ahead of Weise on the depth chart, and with Chris Kreider and Christian Thomas looming, there was simply no spot for Weise this year or next.  Weise is going to be a good bottom six player, and the Canucks are a great club to get claimed by.  Good luck to Weise in the future.

13 Responses to “Dale Weise Claimed By Canucks”

  1. JTC says:

    I’m really happy for Weise. He was a good kid with a lot of heart, and now he’ll have a great shot at an NHL roster spot.

  2. Dave says:

    Yea, it was clear he didn’t have a spot here. He’s a good player though, he will catch on in Vancouver.

  3. NoMore1940 says:

    The Rangers have made a big mistake letting Dale Weise go. He’s exactly what the Rangers need more of- a big, strong, tough, physical forward. I would have rather seen him get the final roster spot and think he earned it over Erik Christensen, or Sean Avery…

    • Dave says:

      They have Rupp, Boyle, and Prust. While I would have prefered Weise over Christensen or Avery, as a 13th forward, he was essentially useless.

    • bob says:

      I couldn’t agree more,I believe the evidence will be clearer next time we play a tough team like the flyers,isles toronto etc.Besides the toughness issue,I believe Weiss is a career fourth liner and see no reason to let him stay as a spare foward.Also believe Weiss would provide more offense during regulation play and also plays more of a Torts style game.

      • Dave says:

        I wasn’t a Weise fan, but that’s mostly because I didn’t think he had a spot on the roster. He’s going to catch on in Vancouver, and good for him.

        Personally, I’m happy a WC team picked him up.

  4. pavel says:

    Wow, Vancouver was actually the exact team I thought he was gonna get claimed by. They need toughness, which is what he brings. But Weise really has to learn how to fight better. Every fight he gets his ass kicked. But I wish him all the best.

    • Dave says:

      They tried to trade for him last year. I wonder what the deal was that Slats turned down.

  5. The Suit says:

    Wasn’t a big fan of Weise. Didn’t like his skating. Seemed shaky out there with his decision making. Hope he gets a better shot in Van.

    • Dave says:

      I’m intrigued to see how he does with a legitimate shot. Vancouver tried to trade for him last year too.

  6. bob says:

    Believe Weiss was a victim due to years of poor decision making by mgmt.Never really got much of a shot.To many big,bad contracts the last few years left him w/o much of a chance.Sometimes I wished they swapped the farm team for the major team.With Rupp here now it kind of sealed his fate.Personally I would have rather have Weiss instead of Cristensen.At least u could stick him in front of the net against some of the bigger d’s.Which I personally believe to be one of the mostprevalent issues the Rangers have had for years.I believe Rupp will make a significant impact this year.I believe we need size that can play.We have talent here and coming but their all small.Every team is looking for size,its hard to come by.I think any opportunity should be given to players with size.

    • Dave says:

      I don’t necessarily agree with that. He never really played his way onto the roster. The Rupp signing more or less sealed his fate, but I’m not all that disappointed with the Rupp signing. He has Weise’s pro’s, plus he can score.

      • bob says:

        I understand you feeling he had his chance to show himself.But the way I was looking at is,there was bad Sather signings that basically made it impossible to bring people up.At some given times Sather would have looked pathetic if they actually demoted or sat the players that should not have been playing.Thus giving more time for the younger guys i.e.weise,paranteau,byers,etc.Thats all I was saying.I dont know how Weise would do.His numbers for the Pack were not bad.He definitely needs some boxing lessons.I strongly believe Rupp if used correctly will help us immensely.