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02-20-2013, 01:45 PM
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Originally Posted by NYR Boyler87 View Post
I don't consider him a puck-moving d-man as compared to others I have seen in my lifetime. In today's NHL where the term is used more loosely, yes, he is.

Also, Scott Gomez was a playmaking center as a UFA. He got to the Rangers and didn't look much like one to me.

Watching a player everyday shows a lot. Scouting a player is great, but most scouts can't watch every game of every league of every year. Not enough time and people.
I don't consider Del Zotto a puck moving defenseman, either. He has offensive skills, no doubt. But he lacks the foot speed and ability to control the tempo of the game to be a consistent threat.

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