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05-13-2012, 04:15 PM
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Originally Posted by NYR Sting View Post
Then how come Girardi, at 28, still can't hit the net for his life? Mind you, I'm not saying Del Zotto won't get better at it, but plenty of defensemen never get over that issue.

Del Zotto has had a real nice season, and become much more responsible defensively. I hope to see him continue to progress offensively, and he should because he's so young, but I think his offensive contributions this season have been slightly overblown. I want to see him create more offense on the rush and in transition with his passing.
Staal also had the same issue, and he's improved.

I dont understand how is offense is overblown. He was 18th in defensemen scoring. He was tied for 16th in goals.

For the record, Del Zotto was 6th among NHL defensemen in shooting pct.

He was 87th in Missed shots.

Weber's credited with 230 shots, missed 105
Pieterangelo's credited with 202, missed 114
Karlsson's credited with 261, missed 111
Byfuglien's credited with 223, missed 128

MDZ is credited with 133 shots, missed 42

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