Thread: Line Combos: Michael Del Zotto
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09-07-2010, 08:44 AM
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Staal is the Rangers best defenseman.

I agree that MDZ will be somewhere in the 35-50 point range and I think he'll get top 4 minutes or at least average 20 minutes per. It's not that big a step up from 18 to 20 or so minutes per game. He had defensive issues and strength issues last year. He's a competitive kid though--even if a little small for a defenseman. He's aggressive and likes to take the body. This summer working out at Gary Roberts camp I expect he's going to come in to training camp a few pounds heavier and a lot stronger. I would expect as well that his defense will improve a bit which should be why his minutes go up a little. He's going to be a really good one but at his age he still needs some work.

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