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03-30-2011, 09:15 AM
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Trxjw
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The reasons people are complaining about him are the same reasons that caused him to fall to us in the draft. Poor defensively and some questions about his off-ice endeavors. He'll likely grow out of the latter, but as I've said from the get-go; He's more Brian Campbell than he is Duncan Keith. He'll probably get 45+ points per season, but he's going to make some gaffs along the way.

That being said, on a team whose system is devoid of any top-echelon puck moving d-men, Del Zotto is one guy the Rangers need to have work out for them. The question is, if he's never going to be good enough defensively to supplant Staal or McDonagh on the 1st and 2nd pairings, then is the organization content with him playing 3rd pairing minutes while running the 1st PP unit. That's the only place I see him fitting in unless McDonagh's game goes to hell.

However, some of the people who are willing to throw him away for "whatever they can get" should really stop trying to evaluate players.

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