Originally posted on NorthWest Sports Beat  |  Last updated 7/25/12
Vancouver Canucks re-ups Weise The Vancouver Canucks avoid going to arbitration by signing Winger Dale Weise to a one-way contract worth $615,000. This move might make the average fan let out a “meh”, in the middle of a summer where the Canucks don’t seem to be making any splashes in roster movement, but as minor a deal as it is, it can be seen as a good thing for the Canucks. 1. He provides depth There is no team that stays 100% healthy all year long, and re-signing Weise, is putting a guy back in the line-up who has played with the big boys, and knows what will be expected out of him. If anyone in the bottom six goes down, Weise will be there to fill in that role. He will probably have to battle Aaron Volpatti and Byron Bitz for that spot, but options and competition are always a good thing. 2. He can play on the 4th line While not exactly becoming the quintessential 4th line player like a Maxim Lapierre, Weise has shown that he can bang and crash on that 4th line, and that i...
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