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07-07-2011, 10:52 AM
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Ollie Queen
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Including Del Zotto in trade proposals isn't "giving up" on him. Have you ever heard the saying "you have to give to get"? Well it just happens that of the pieces on this team that would have value in a trade (or we could assume would have value in a trade, since we fans don't really know) Del Zotto is more expendable than a Dubinsky or a Stepan or Staal. Erixon wouldn't be as valuable in a deal - he's never played in the NHL and we just acquired him - and neither would Sauer, who will also probably be cheaper to retain in the long term and plays a different role. McDonagh is going to be a better d-man, and I doubt anyone wants to part with him. Del Zotto is simply a bit more expendable than anyone else and that's why he's included in proposals. Everyone knows he could still be a very good player and I believe everyone HOPES he will be. But if we're going to make a move, most people would rather not include an already set roster piece. Del Zotto had a good rookie season and still has loads of potential and thus, most would assume, good value. If you have to give to get and nobody wants to give up the valuable guys who are already making an impact than Del Zotto becomes the obvious target. It isn't about not liking him, giving up on him, believing his career is over or throwing him under the bus. It's that you can't get anything of value back by offering Wolski + Christiansen.

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