Thread: Confirmed with Link: Kevin Klein to NYR for Michael Del Zotto
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01-23-2014, 12:17 PM
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Originally Posted by Smashville615 View Post
Del Zotto has been playing in the NHL since he was 18 for a reason. He is having a bad year under a new coach who just got fired from the Canucks the previous year. He never had any issues when Torts was there. If he can get along and play well with Torts he can with Trotz.

The Pred's offense comes from the defense. See A. (Shea Weber) We now have Jones and Ellis who to be frank jumped Klein in his position.

Why not go out and get another guy who can contribute offensively from the blue line. The guy had more points in the recent lockout year than Klein has ever had in a full season. It now puts everyone on the correct side and it should generate more from Jones and Ellis.

Klein was not going to command the forward or center we need and IMO Poile just fleeced another organization especially if he is resigned and gets back to his potential.

he and torts were far from "close". he had semi regular reservation in the torts chateau bow wow.

his nick name wasnt del zaster for nuthin. and hes been riding that "potential" pony for a few years now. hes a 5 yr vet.

hes got skills and im not gonna rehash stuff but he isnt um... fast. hes a plodding skater and has little quickness in his stride but he is a deft passer and a smart player with the puck rushing up ice. but his defensive decisions and slap-ishshot will leave you shaking your head like this

before any fleecing occurs, hes going to have to put up points and play like the offensive dman his label says he is.

but for his rookie year, he hasnt really done that yet.

im wishing him well. hes a good dude and a hard worker. cant wait for our first game.

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