Canucks trade Weise for Diaz

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Canucks trade Weise for Diaz

Post #1 by Cao » Mon Feb 03, 2014 1:12 pm

I thought I would really hate a Weise trade because I didn't think we'd get anything of value, but Diaz is a solid puck mover and worth a shot.
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Post #2 by Vector » Mon Feb 03, 2014 1:18 pm

I know nothing of Diaz?

Still seems dumb to trade the only productive 4th liner.
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Post #3 by Cao » Mon Feb 03, 2014 1:23 pm

From what I hear, Diaz is the Habs' fourth best defenseman. Good puck mover from what I've seen, but not really physical because he's like 5'11.

However he was put in the press box for 3 weeks because "Marc Bergevin's ideal player is himself".
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Post #4 by Vector » Mon Feb 03, 2014 1:26 pm

So he's a better Yannick Weber? I mean that in very sense.
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Post #5 by Cao » Mon Feb 03, 2014 1:28 pm

Yes, I think so.

Honestly we aren't getting an Ehrhoff or whatever, but he's good enough offensively to warrant a look on this terrible powerplay. Of course, I don't like getting rid of Weise, but he complained about Torts to the media or whatever so he was gone.
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Post #6 by Vector » Mon Feb 03, 2014 1:47 pm

I don't like Torts either... :(
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Post #7 by Cao » Mon Feb 03, 2014 2:06 pm

Eh, Weise has 26 points in 162 games, while Diaz has 41 in 128. They got a more productive player who plays defense.

Plus, as much as I ragged on Sestito during the off season, he's been getting better lately. And he doesn't complain about being a fourth liner.
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Post #8 by Cao » Mon Feb 03, 2014 2:19 pm

http://www.habseyesontheprize.com/2014/2/3/5374414/the-value-of-raphael-diaz-why-trading-him-was-a-mistake

Pretty good read on Diaz.

If anything, I'm glad they're trying going back to what made them successful in 10-11.
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Post #9 by Tripwyre » Mon Feb 03, 2014 2:32 pm

Diaz stole Weber's job in MTL, and will likely come in and do the same in Vancouver as well.
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Post #10 by Vector » Mon Feb 03, 2014 3:21 pm

Cao wrote:http://www.habseyesontheprize.com/2014/2/3/5374414/the-value-of-raphael-diaz-why-trading-him-was-a-mistake

Pretty good read on Diaz.

If anything, I'm glad they're trying going back to what made them successful in 10-11.


That article makes him sound like Tanev.
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Post #11 by Zorbane » Mon Feb 03, 2014 4:21 pm

I'm fine with this trade, but it also means the Canucks back end is suddenly very heavy. Hopefully more moves are coming
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Post #12 by Mufasa » Mon Feb 03, 2014 6:36 pm

Hey people, Diaz is the fourth best denfencemen in Montreal when 4 others are injured and there's a snowstorm that prevent call-ups from Hamilton, HF loves him because he's in MT's dog house and they hate MT, he can hold his own on an NHL ice but is less physical than Yannick Weber and gets tired at some point in the season and becomes completly useless. He could be the softest player in the NHL, he's never been close to his points he had when SUbban was holding out and got all his points mainly by being on the same ice than Markov and 2 minutes of powerplay, after that he has disapeared. He got good hockey IQ and makes good play in the defensive zone 90% of the time, the 10% is fugly. He's surprisingly good at the first pass. Forget him in the playoff he becomes a non-factor.
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Post #13 by Mufasa » Mon Feb 03, 2014 6:38 pm

He's soft but he can block shot.

Torts will love him for that but when you'll see him go in a corner you'll feel for him.
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Post #14 by Vector » Mon Feb 03, 2014 7:09 pm

Right now they lost Tanev and Bieksa for a period of time. Diaz slots in behind Hanhuis, Edler, Stanton, and Garrison. Means they can either roll with 7 defencemen or send Corrado down to the minors.
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Post #15 by Zorbane » Mon Feb 03, 2014 7:59 pm

Torts: 'It wasn't working with Dale in my mind. If I don't think a player is assessing himself correctly, I'm going to assess him.'
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Post #16 by King Ryan » Tue Feb 04, 2014 3:44 pm

The problem with Weise is he has just a bit of talent, and sometimes he gets that like Donald Brashear thing going on where he scores a goal and now thinks he's a goal scorer and doesn't have to play physically anymore.
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Post #17 by Mufasa » Thu Feb 06, 2014 7:23 pm

Just so you kbow, Raphi Diaz is german-swiss.

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