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02-21-2013, 05:00 PM
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Originally Posted by SupersonicMonkey View Post
I haven't seen any consistent evidence that Del Zotto fills the need that you think he fills.
2012-2013 TOI/game

Girardi- 24:40
McDonagh 24:31
Staal 24:02
Del Zotto 22:30
Stralman 16:08
Gilroy 9:09

2011-2012 TOI/Game

Girardi- 26:14
McDonagh- 24:44
Del Zotto 22:26
Staal- 19:53
Stralman- 17:05
Eminger 13:16

Take away Stralman's Girardi hurt minutes this year, and it is closer to 13 a game. Now, compare that with the normal number of minutes we give our third line center, and I think its a strong counter argument.

I was the one who brought up the question of whether people would trade MDZ for ROR before it was even initially rumored. There was a generally negative response. This has changed, for some reason.

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