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Linus Weissbach has signed an ELC with the Sabres


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Hear that former Frölunda junior Linus Weissbach, soon to be 23, has signed with the Buffalo Sabers. Weissbach is in his fourth year as a student at the University of Wisconsin. Confirmation will surely come soon from the Sabres

 

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  • Brawndo changed the title to Linus Weissbach has signed an ELC with the Sabres

Pretty solid production in college this year, 41 points in 31 games. 12 goals, looks like a bit more of a playmaker 

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I don't have high hopes for him, but I see this as good news.

Someone else new to look at down the stretch, with the slim chance he can be more VO and less CJ Smith

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18 minutes ago, dudacek said:

I don't have high hopes for him, but I see this as good news.

Someone else new to look at down the stretch, with the slim chance he can be more VO and less CJ Smith

Yup. Probably a sign he’s intending on plenty of movement 

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We like VO and R2, why not Weissbach?  114 pts in college 127 games in 4 years.  Pretty solid college career.  It will be interesting to compare the undrafted Routsalainen vs 7th rd pick Weissbach.

Both are playmakers, both are on the small side and about the same age.  R2 has 40 pts in 32 AHL/Liiga games and Weissbach had 41 in 31 college games this season.

 

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I remember that his junior season was a bit disappointing and he failed to elevate the freshmen/carry the team. But this season, as Holloway and Caufield matured, Weissbach was able to rise to the occasion.

Execute Order...  31.

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Trades!  Trades!  Trades!

I think.  Lots of signs pointing that way.

(Not for Linus W., but as Ink said, he's the backfill.)

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5 minutes ago, inkman said:

Throwing him into the Sabres lineup would be a disaster. 

Yeah, I hear ya. He'll be with a bunch of other college free agents down in Rochester.

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I'm shocked he signed without the promise of getting playing time.
 

You're so close to free agency, after 4 years of waiting, why not go to free agency and try to find a better spot for yourself?

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1 hour ago, OhMyDahlin said:

I'm shocked he signed without the promise of getting playing time.
 

You're so close to free agency, after 4 years of waiting, why not go to free agency and try to find a better spot for yourself?

Just as good a chance here as any, he's not cracking a playoff teams roster. 

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1 hour ago, OhMyDahlin said:

I'm shocked he signed without the promise of getting playing time.
 

You're so close to free agency, after 4 years of waiting, why not go to free agency and try to find a better spot for yourself?

For fringe prospects, opportunity at NHL playing time is more important than a winning organization.

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1 hour ago, OhMyDahlin said:

I'm shocked he signed without the promise of getting playing time.
 

You're so close to free agency, after 4 years of waiting, why not go to free agency and try to find a better spot for yourself?

 

4 minutes ago, Norcal said:

Just as good a chance here as any, he's not cracking a playoff teams roster. 

Yeah I’m not sure why an undersized, 7th round pick who benefitted supremely from his college linemates, would think there is a spot for him carved out in the NHL.  

This isn’t Cole Makar or Tory Krug.  

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