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02-05-2011, 02:51 PM
Join Date: Mar 2002
Location: New Jersey
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i don't see how we have a better shot at winning games with him marginally improving a flawed PP, while also bringing a massive defensive liability everytime he's on the ice.
i mean, let's keep in mind that at his VERY BEST last season he was still a nightmare-ishly poor defenseman when anything other than offense was required.
the guy plays a top notch AHL level game, and an extremely poor NHL level game right now. That is a pretty good indicator that he should be down there fine-tuning his craft, and playing with confidence.
With as terrible as this powerplay is and how poor our roster is suited for the powerplay, I just don't see how you wouldn't jump at the opportunity to improve it...even if it is just "marginally". I don't care if it's with Del Zotto or someone else, but you have to do it.
The point position is an absolute black hole and it has been for years... Zuccarello isn't cutting it. Staal isn't very good. Gilroy stinks. Del Zotto is the only one that is close to being competent. And at least with him there is the hope that he will improve since he was pretty good last year.
Yes his defense is bad. That shouldn't be a huge concern though so long as they limit his ice time 5 on 5. We have dmen that can hold there own defensively. What this unit lacks is some creativity from the backend. A little balance on the blue line is not a bad thing.
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