Thread: Andrew Gross: MDZ: "Never Been So Motivated"
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06-03-2011, 06:12 PM
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Originally Posted by 94now View Post
He is just offended by his demotion. As simple as that. That was end of February, the brutal month that almost cost us. Something had to be done. Lundqvist who sucked profusely couldn't be sent down. Rangers got McCabe and suspended MDZ project until next season. They had to save teh season, save their behinds. That is what the kid refers as "Business". That interview may cost him, if not already has. Erixon is here.
In the hindsight sending MDZ down was a mistake, McCabe wasn't an upgrade by any mean esp. defensively.
I disagree with you here--I think Del Zotto was sent down because he continued to make the same mistakes over and over. Other teams figured out how to defend against the long passes over the center line he made and Del Zotto was telegraphing his intent almost every time he had the puck. It was a receipe for disaster and he was sent down to get his game back on track. Not because Lundqvist was playing poorly. It was a necessary move and it's too bad he got hurt almost immediately.

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