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08-03-2013, 07:18 AM
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Originally Posted by Trxjw View Post
Del Zotto's highest scoring season had him top-20 amongst defenders in scoring at even strength. Naturally in his rookie season he was seeing some pretty sheltered minutes at even strength. Saying he has points simply because of his time spent on an anemic PP just isn't accurate.

We've yet to see Moore consistently play top-4 minutes. Obviously his offensive production is way out of line with what Del Zotto has already accomplished as well. I think it's quite a stretch to say Moore is already a better all-around defender than MDZ is. Could he be? Maybe, but he has a long way to go before we can say that.
It's not that much of a stretch. Just watch both of them play. Moore's positioning, skating, and process of the game are more efficient on the defensive side of the puck.

Del Zotto has a ton offensive skills. He may break out under Vigneault. But Moore is a better defender.

My only issue with Del Zotto is this, will he be worth the contract he will undoubtedly get.

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