Dale Weise’s stint with the Blackhawks last spring was brief. And as the forward recalled recently, it wasn’t good, either.
Weise, who signed a four-year, $9.4 million deal with the Philadelphia Flyers in the offseason, told philly.com that his time in Chicago “was a disaster.”
“I played like five minutes a night,” Weise said. “It’s pretty tough to do anything when you play so little. It was a new experience for me.”
Weise was acquired from the Montreal Canadiens at the trade deadline. Originally, he and Tomas Fleischmann, acquired in the same deal, were brought in to give former Blackhawks forward Teuvo Teravainen steady line mates. That never really materialized.
Weise did play more than five minutes a night but minutes were nevertheless low – his time-on-ice ranged from 7:43-12:51. And despite having two solid postseasons prior to joining the Blackhawks, he played in just four first-round games against the St. Louis Blues.