Dale Weise Claimed By CanucksOctober 4, 2011, by
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.