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02-19-2013, 10:17 PM
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Originally Posted by Freudian View Post
I've watched two Rangers games after the del Zotto rumors broke and they basically confirmed my view of del Zotto. He's slow, especially the first steps. He got completely schooled in a footrace by a Habs forward today. He's a bit passive in his own zone (could be Rangers system) but seems to think the game well enough both offensively and defensively. Once he engages in the defensive zone he is able to hold his own physically, even if he's never going to be the strongest player. Has a strong pass but will not rush the puck.

I like him but I don't love him. I think if we were to swap O'Reilly for him straight up, we'd lose the trade by quite a bit. I think Avs is right in asking for another valuable piece.
Well said, I agree.

That's why the Winnipeg deal is so much better. You get a decent forward as replacement (Little/Burmistrov) plus the chance to hit a real home run with a prospect like Jacob Trouba.

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