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07-11-2012, 04:04 PM
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Originally Posted by Lundsanity30 View Post
They treat B players like potential superstars - Del Zotto/Stepan and every prospect "will be great, just wait and see".

and Del Zotto at 21 put up 40+ pts as a PMD. You're right most don't make it, those 2 already have.
This - Del Zotto is not a "B" player. He was 18th overall in Dman scoring last year, at the ripe old age of 21. Despite the NYR's "scoring issues", MDZ managed to outscore Duncan Keith, Jack Johnson, Brent Burns, Drew Doughty, P.K. Subban, Tobias Enstrom, OEL, John Carlson, and Nick Lidstrom among others.

His defensive game took massive strides forward as well. I will concede that +/- is a flawed stat, but MDZ's +20 rating tied for 11th in the NHL.

Just because he is #4 ON THE RANGERS does not make him a "B player".

That said, I get why he may not be an attractive piece to Columbus.

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