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by Paul on 02/10/14 at 04:27 PM ET
Ansar Khan of Mlive with a report on Stephen Weiss,
“It’s easier to get around the ice and it doesn’t feel like it’s as much work as it was before,” Weiss said. “So hopefully that’s a good sign and it stays that way.”
The Red Wings have 24 games remaining and Weiss is determined to have a positive impact after a disastrous start. The club’s big free-agent acquisition (he signed for five years at $24.5 million on July 5) has just two goals and two assists in 26 games.
“I’ve been out for a while, so I got to claw my way back into the lineup and whatever role I’m given just try to do that the best I can and help the team in whatever way they want me to,” Weiss said....
“I don’t care what sport you are, when you look at an athlete, you look at what they’ve accomplished over a period of time,” Holland said. “Every athlete probably has one year that’s way better than the norm and one year worse than the norm. But there’s a lot of statistics that are somewhat similar.
“When you look at the book on Weiss, it says 48 points five of the last seven years. He’s 30, not 36. Do I think he can be that guy? Yeah. I don’t have any reason to think why he can’t be that guy. Got to get healthy and confidence is a factor.”
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