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07:34 AM ET 01.31 | On this much, they can agree. Patrick Roy said he doesn't like scratching P.A. Parenteau and P.A. Parenteau said he doesn't like being scratched by Patrick Roy. ... Parenteau returned from a 10-game absence from a knee injury Jan. 21 and played three games, registering an assist, before sitting out Monday in a 4-3 win at Dallas. "Not what I expected but it is what it is," Parenteau told me after [Thursday morning's] skate at the Pepsi Center. "Sometimes things happen in this business and you have to deal with it and stay positive. That's what I'm trying to do. I'm not blind to the fact the team was hot when I wasn't playing, and I talked to Patty about that -- it's tough to change your lineup when you're winning. I got back maybe a little too quick."

The Denver Post

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January 31, 2014  08:13 AM ET

I foresee a similar issue with Stephen Weiss. He struggled to mesh in the Wings system when he was in, got hurt, then was essentially rendered obsolete with the emergence of the young guys piped in from Grand Rapids. It will be interesting to see if Holland can and is willing to flip him to a young veteran-needy center-needy team.

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January 31, 2014  09:35 AM ET
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I sure hope Kenny enjoys paying contracts for players on other teams, because that's the only way anybody is touching Weiss.

That's the only way YOU would touch Weiss. There are some GMs out there who could see his past production, veteran leadership and holes at center and think he could benefit their team.

January 31, 2014  09:41 AM ET

"Patrick Roy said he doesn't like scratching P.A. Parenteau and P.A. Parenteau said he doesn't like being scratched by Patrick Roy"

I wouldn't want to be scratched by Patrick Roy either. Reading about 'Three Fingers' is bad enough. Now we have to worry about Doctor Claws.

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January 31, 2014  09:47 AM ET
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That's the only way YOU would touch Weiss. There are some GMs out there who could see his past production, veteran leadership and holes at center and think he could benefit their team.

cough......Nonis......cough

January 31, 2014  09:52 AM ET
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cough......Nonis......cough

A shot or two of Burkies finest scotch will clear that up in no time.

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January 31, 2014  09:59 AM ET
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Leafs have no need at centre unless it's Tavares or Stamkos coming their way. Bozak's doing great, Naz has woken up, Bolland's on his way back. But if Kenny wants to do Weiss for Clarkson straight up i'm cool with that. Weiss has the cheaper buyout :)

About as much chance as Jessica Alba coming your way. :)

January 31, 2014  10:01 AM ET
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I foresee a similar issue with Stephen Weiss. He struggled to mesh in the Wings system when he was in, got hurt, then was essentially rendered obsolete with the emergence of the young guys piped in from Grand Rapids. It will be interesting to see if Holland can and is willing to flip him to a young veteran-needy center-needy team.

Two things about Weiss: First, he ain't worth the money. Second, if he couldn't make it with a stable team like Detroit, what would lead any GM to believe he'll do better with theirs?

January 31, 2014  10:01 AM ET
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Yeah, pretty sure those are the same reasons Detroit signed him. How did that work out?

Personally, I do not have as much with a beef with Weiss as you do; and if Weiss stays, I'm perfectly fine with it because depth at center is an asset to any hockey club.

Thinking back to free agency, Holland knew someone was going to outbid him for Val Filppula. He knew he had a hole at center to fill along with the uncertain status of Helm. He also did not yet know whether anyone in Grand Rapids was capable of playing with the big boys. Weiss was one of the top free agent centers on the market at the time.

January 31, 2014  10:09 AM ET
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Personally, I do not have as much with a beef with Weiss as you do; and if Weiss stays, I'm perfectly fine with it because depth at center is an asset to any hockey club.

Except .... he hasn't been very deep. That's a problem.

January 31, 2014  10:11 AM ET
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Two things about Weiss: First, he ain't worth the money. Second, if he couldn't make it with a stable team like Detroit, what would lead any GM to believe he'll do better with theirs?

From my observations, Weiss struggled with the Red Wings' structure. A GM or coach could also connect those dots and think he could fit better on a team structured more towards chip, chase & crash than puck control.

I also think $4.9M/y is high, but who knows... it only takes one.

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January 31, 2014  10:16 AM ET

I think Mr. Partick Roy needs a few scratching lessons ...

January 31, 2014  10:30 AM ET
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Parenteau and Montreal seem like a good fit, but Rene Bourque isn't going to get it done. Rangers might be a good fit though...

ya know!

There was no Callahan and Girardi thread today.....

January 31, 2014  10:31 AM ET
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About as much chance as Jessica Alba coming your way. :)

mmmmmmm Alba....

January 31, 2014  10:32 AM ET
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About as much chance as Jessica Alba coming your way. :)

I think DL's got what it takes.

 
January 31, 2014  10:38 AM ET
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mmmmmmm Alba....

Ever see her in Sin City. Crazy movie though.

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