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02-20-2013, 01:48 PM
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Originally Posted by SupersonicMonkey View Post
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.
This exactly. And it's not a knock on him. He is easily a top-4 defenseman at 22. He could probably be more effective if he were in a bit more wide-open system but his lack of skating makes him a bit easier to defend as he can't make people miss and then slide a pass to someone who is open.

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