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Old 02-03-2014, 01:33 PM
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Canucks Acquire Raphael Diaz from Canadiens for Dale Weise

Vancouver, B.C. - Vancouver Canucks President & General Manager Michael D. Gillis announced today that the Canucks have acquired defenceman Raphael Diaz from Montreal in exchange for Dale Weise.

Diaz, 28, has collected 11 assists and 12 penalty minutes in 46 games for the Canadiens this season. He has played three seasons in the NHL, recording a total of 41 points (4-37-41) and 48 penalty minutes in 128 career games. The Baar, Switzerland, native appeared in the 2012 All-Star Game skills competition as a member of the rookie team. Diaz was signed by Montreal on May 13, 2011.

The 5'11", 194 pound defenceman has also played on the international stage, most recently representing Switzerland at the 2010 Winter Olympic Games. He also played at the 2004 IIHF World U18 Championships, the 2005 and 2006 IIHF World U20 Championships, and the 2008 Ice Hockey World Championship.
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Old 02-03-2014, 01:38 PM
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Not sad to see Diaz go and at least Weise is a guy with some size who will fight a bit (if not well) but I hope this doesn't mean we see less of Parros who has been playing better as of late (no idea why he was scratched yesterday) I don't really see where he fits in the lineup unless they plan to move Moen, although I like Moen a lot more than Weise. Sure the Habs lineup has about a half dozen forwards who could be replaced but they need more scoring and I don't think Weise brings this.

In short, I don't mind the trade depending on what other dominoes may still fall.
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Old 02-03-2014, 01:39 PM
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Montreal looking for more sandpaper... he is a upgrade over that useless tit Moen!
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Old 02-03-2014, 01:48 PM
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Montreal looking for more sandpaper... he is a upgrade over that useless tit Moen!
Moen may not fight a lot anymore but he is a good defensively and a good on the p.k.
I'd hardly call him useless.

The other guy I forgot about is Ryan White who is coming back soon. The Habs will have a lot of healthy forwards so I would imagine more will happen. Maybe they can dress a bottom six with Parros, Moen, Prust, White and Weise. Wouldn't change the fact the the first two lines are soft as my beer sh!t this morning.
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Old 02-03-2014, 02:25 PM
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They are being proactive so when Parros has his next concussion they will be ready.
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Old 02-03-2014, 02:53 PM
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Yet another oafish, terrible fighter to play for Les Habitants.
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Old 02-03-2014, 03:21 PM
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Moen may not fight a lot anymore but he is a good defensively and a good on the p.k.
I'd hardly call him useless.

The other guy I forgot about is Ryan White who is coming back soon. The Habs will have a lot of healthy forwards so I would imagine more will happen. Maybe they can dress a bottom six with Parros, Moen, Prust, White and Weise. Wouldn't change the fact the the first two lines are soft as my beer sh!t this morning.
That's a ****ty bottom 6 hockey skill wise. I feel like weise takes over for parros, he'll be in for teams like leafs, ott, Philly, Boston. Torts sure hates that guy
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Old 02-03-2014, 03:30 PM
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Montreal looking for more sandpaper... he is a upgrade over that useless tit Moen!
Not a thing wrong with Moen , skates well doesn't get scored on a sticks up for his team
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Canucks blue line has been hit hard by injuries of late and Weise has been in and out of the coaching staff's doghouse all season long - hate losing the grit Weise can bring to the table, but the defense corps needs the help, and maybe Diaz can help the PP? Not sure, havent seen much of this guy.

In the end, trade makes sense for the Canucks....
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Weise sucks. Cannot stand him
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Old 02-03-2014, 03:55 PM
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Canucks blue line has been hit hard by injuries of late and Weise has been in and out of the coaching staff's doghouse all season long - kind losing the grit Weise can bring to the table, but the defense corps needs the help, and maybe Diaz can help the PP? Not sure, havent seen much of this guy.

In the end, trade makes sense for the Canucks....
I think Kellan Lain (and/or Darren Archibald for that matter) has made Weise expendable, despite the fact he's on pace for his best offensive season yet. Good team guy, wouldn't have minded him back on the Rangers.
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That's a ****ty bottom 6 hockey skill wise. I feel like weise takes over for parros, he'll be in for teams like leafs, ott, Philly, Boston. Torts sure hates that guy
Oh yeah, that would be a terrible bottom six and the Habs will never dress all those guys at once, but it is decent depth toughness-wise.

I agree it will probably mean Parros plays even less now. Hopefully they don't feel like they can completely phase him out though.
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Old 02-03-2014, 03:57 PM
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Damn, too bad Rick Lanz wasn't available.
Can you elaborate for those of us who have no idea who Rick Lanz is/was?
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Canucks blue line has been hit hard by injuries of late and Weise has been in and out of the coaching staff's doghouse all season long - hate losing the grit Weise can bring to the table, but the defense corps needs the help, and maybe Diaz can help the PP? Not sure, havent seen much of this guy.

In the end, trade makes sense for the Canucks....
Ye the Nucks D has been battered pretty good and the Comets only have 6 D right now with Corrado up and Weber hurt. So they needed to do something.

I think 4thlinegoon is right about Lain and Archy (when called up) make Weise expendable. Plus they still have Kassian and Sestito for toughness. They aren't lacking in that dept at all.
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