The Off-Season Thread Part VI - Are we there yet? (Grabovski to Caps, 1 yr)
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08-22-2013, 04:19 AM
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I agree on Seabrook, very similar to Girardi in how he has to be used.
But I disagree on your last point and would like to invert it. I think I take the Rangers' top 4 over the Hawks', but the Hawks' bottom 4 over the Rangers'.
Leddy-Rozisval were given soft minutes but they absolutely dominated them, especially Rozsival. Moore is hard to evaluate since he spent so much of the season in Columbus, but Del Zotto (granted, playing harder minutes than the Hawks duo) just didn't.
While Del Zotto-Moore is a great 3rd pairing, Leddy-Rozsival would be a good 2nd pairing for many teams.
This is just for one season though, the Rangers' D is younger and has more room to grow and would be the one to pick going forward. Hopefully Del Zotto's ES game takes off playing softer minutes under a new coach. I think a new transition game plan will suit him.
But on the other hand I may be putting too much emphasis on the bottom pairings, they are playing less and are therefore having a lesser impact.
agree. i understand what your saying but DZ isnt a 3rd pairing hes top 4 easily.. and when on his game he has flashes of top 20 dman in league.. consistency is huge, but hardest thing for any pro athlete... dz got to be in a position to succeed... playing with staal will help all the d out but him mostly..
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