Thread: Post-Game Talk: End of Season Discussion
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05-27-2013, 10:21 AM
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Originally Posted by mooskating View Post
del zotto is a good offensive defenseman. he was 18th in production last year. he was 28th as a rookie. his offense is not a problem when the pp is going... UNFORTUNATELY his offense relies on the powerplay. the powerplay is clearly a system issue at this point being as it doesn't matter who we put on it, it's still useless. PARTLY lacking a RD to handle the other side... but del zotto is a good offensive defenseman... idk what you expect from the blue line. definitely not a player i like, but the guy knows how to move the puck.

moore is likely going to be our 2nd best offensive guy (albeit we all thought mcdonagh should've developed better this season). he doesn't have the puck movement del zotto has, but he has a better shot.

we lack a RD and that i'll agree with, but the LD offense is covered.

not every team is going to have a letang/karlsson/subban-- certainly not 2 of them
The issue with Del Zotto is his lack of foot speed. He doesn't have the foot speed to carry the puck and establish entry into the offensive zone, not even on the power play. Theoretically, have Leetch coaching the power play, with a kid like Ryan Murphy, and things would look a lot different on the power play. Watching Krug single handedly pick apart the Rangers, shows what value there is in having a player like that.

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