Weiss will be an two-way offensive threat.
Daniel Alfredsson's arrival in Motown is a move worth mentioning for its impact, but Stephen Weiss fills a larger need for the Detroit Red Wings. They were once known for their dynamic duo of Steve Yzerman and Sergei Fedorov at center during the 1990s.
Pavel Datsyuk and Henrik Zetterberg have been formidable in their own right, but Zetterberg is better suited to play on the wing. The arrival of Weiss will allow the Wings to deploy their captain on the wing alongside Datsyuk.
The Weiss signing hasn't gotten the attention it deserves, because the first thing people look at are his points totals. While he hasn't been anything more than a 60-point player, he has played on some bad Florida Panther teams.
On a team where he is surrounded by talent and support, don't be surprised if he pushes for 75 points this season.