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05-08-2013, 10:49 PM
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Originally Posted by Brian Boyle View Post
You don't want to count your chickens before they hatch, especially when it comes to defenseman, and young ones, at that. Moore has been very good thus far, but we're 20 games in. Obviously, I really like what I've seen from him, and he's looked very promising thus far, but let's not forget how MDZ looked in 11-12 and throughout the middle of '13 — he was excellent. Over the past few weeks, he's hit a rough patch. I thought he was also one of our better defenseman in the playoffs last season.

MDZ is still only 23 years old, he is very young. Clearly, the talent is there, and it's not like he's giving us more bad than good.

If MDZ is traded, I would not be surprised at all to see him flourish on another team.
I'm not saying to push a trade involving Del Zotto. I think his value is far higher than Moore's. If Moore can continue to do well on the power play and be a solid 3rd/4th pairing d-man, I'm okay with that. Del Zotto can bring in a high pick and a prospect or solid player (no superstar obviously), in my opinion. Can Moore? I don't think so. But I believe the option is open. It's not like we lack defensemen in the farm.

At the end of the day, I don't want Del Zotto traded because of his potential, his age and his improvements defensively.

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