Thread: Post-Game Talk: Rangers @ Blues: Better?
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10-13-2013, 01:26 AM
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Originally Posted by Esa 10 View Post
MDZ's problem is he isn't good enough offensively and no one can be sure if he'll get there. His shot and decision-making in the attacking zone are the issue. His defensive lapses would be worth it otherwise. Hell, Letang is a member of the $6 mill. + club and he repeats the same defensive errors year after year.
Yup, and when Letang was Del Zotto's age, his career high was 33 points. He didn't hit his current level of production until a couple of years later, and that's WITH him having two of the top 3 offensive players in the game to pass to. Patience is a virtue, folks.

I do get that there is concern that he might not take that next step. I just think people are expecting too much when they think he's a bust because he hasn't taken that step by age 23. Outside of top 3 drafted players, it's pretty rare for PMDs to hit that kind of production that early in their careers.

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