DZ: Unfinished business
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01-24-2014, 05:44 PM
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DZ: Unfinished business
Last thread got sidetracked by advanced stats discussion and was closed.
But there is unfinished business about DZ.
Originally Posted by Chimp View Post
These quotes are political. The only one who may criticize him in an interview is his own coach and never in a situation like this. Why would they ever say something negative to the snake media about Del Zotto? Anything at all that they can latch on to with their sensationalist fangs? The sellers don't want to downgrade their merchandise and the buyers want to tell everyone how right this move was (and show support in their new player). The neutral parties are smart enough not to get involved. In fact, when have you ever read negative remarks about players involved in trades? Yet the reasons why they were traded are always there and seldom given in an honest response.
All right, so I think this is how the discussion went in Nashville
Scouts: Boss, We scouted this kid for years and we think "Del Zotto has the talent, but not the head to live up to his potential".
Poile: All right lads, let's trade a fan favorite, signed to a good contract for that guy.
You can't get around the fact that Poile traded for him because he, and his scouts, believed DZ to be a good Dman that has good potential and good head over his shoulders to fulfill it. The rest is hysterics from clueless fans.
Unless of course you think he is a moron who would trade a valuable asset just to prove you wrong?
And talking about his new coach.
He explained: “We talked to Michael when he first got here, and I said: ‘Playing three in four, we’re probably not going to practice a lot. Please be patient with us. I know you’re a good power play guy, and we’ve got two pretty good units. As we get some practice time when we get back, maybe we’ll get you on a power play unit and go from there.'”
Nashville has a tradition of skillful rear guards like Ellis, Marek Zidlicky and Kimmo Timonen, who served as the club’s captain in 2006-7 and remains its career assist leader with 222. The 6-foot, 195-pound Del Zotto fits a similar mold.
“He reminds me a little bit of Kimmo with his puck skills,” Trotz said “When you watch him, you wonder if he sees the play, and then he puts the puck right on a guy’s stick. That was Kimmo’s great asset. He wouldn’t telegraph where he was putting the puck. After one viewing, I like him a lot.”
Those are also political quotes I reckon?
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