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09-30-2009, 12:11 PM
Vito Andolini
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Originally Posted by Bleed Ranger Blue View Post
Im extremely skeptical of any teenager in the NHL. I just think its too early to be in that league unless you're talking about a generational talent. Is MDZ a generational talent? That remains to be seen. But right now, it just looks like a case of not having a better option.
Of course anyone can understand the skepticsm, but you have to judge a player by what you see, not what you expect. As of yet, Del Zoto has not played like a 19 year old. He's played like a talented NHL defenseman with plenty of confidence and poise. That has nothing to do with the other defensive options in camp, that has to do with Del Zoto. If he's ready to step in and play a significant role on our team now, and he's not being road blocked by other players, then why hold him back? Give him his 9 or 10 games, and see how it shakes out. He's earned it, and if it doesn't work out, you send him back to juniors with good experience and a clear understanding of where he needs to improve.

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