Thread: News Article: Who is the Rangers #1D?
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08-02-2013, 07:05 AM
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Keeping in mind that when we talk about Del Zotto we're talking about a 23 year old. For whatever reason his game stalled last year. MDZ is just not in the same universe defensively as Girardi, Staal, McDonagh. His creative instincts is where he stands out but he's had one 40 point season and when you consider that the other 3 are pretty much 30 points guys and that in the future McDonagh is a player who could easily match what Del Zotto's doing now--Michael really needs to step up his offensive game and become much more of a factor. The player I'd like to compare MDZ to is Subban. If he could be the Rangers Subban we'd really have something and Subban is still a pretty young guy too. Right now he's falling quite a bit short of Subban.

Way back when DZ came in as a 19 year old and took the job away from right under Sanguinetti's nose--he looked very much like he could be a star. He seemed much more comfortable running the pwp then than he does now. A change of coach may help but if he doesn't become more of a factor on offense--more like Subban--then a change of scenery might be the best thing of all for him as a player.

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