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05-22-2013, 01:46 PM
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Trxjw
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Originally Posted by DudMan28 View Post
I dont see how DZ is a perfect fit for Edmonton. Other teams do have scouts watching games. What would a team that is bad defensively do with a bad defensemen? Especially now that they have Justin Schultz filling there offensive defensemen/puck moving. It might makes sense in NHL 13, but not in real life.
Bad defensemen? Hardly. Inconsistent, sure, but not "bad" by any stretch of the imagination.

Teams have scouts at games, but that didn't stop Gomez from ending up in Montreal, or Dallas flipping Neal and Niskanen for Goligoski, or Burke landing Lupul AND Gardiner for a struggling Beauchemin. Thankfully "potential" means something to the people who actually make decisions. Del Zotto was excellent last year, and while he's been up and down this year, is only 22 years old. Plenty of time to stabilize and grow.

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