Thread: Confirmed with Link: Kevin Klein to NYR for Michael Del Zotto
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04-25-2014, 12:08 PM
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I was really busy at college and couldn't watch pretty much any games after this trade, so I can't weigh in on MDZ's play, but Klein was a crazy valuable asset. Very good contract, steady 2nd pairing D that is killer on the PK. Easily could have returned a solid 2nd line IMO. Instead...we get someone who we don't even want anymore. Ouch.

Never understood trading Klein for a defenseman.
It depends on the second line guy, but I don't really see it unless we were adding more on to it. A Sam Gagner-type with a bad contract, sure, but a meaningful second liner? I don't know.

I would have thought that Trotz leaving might open the door to MDZ being less eager to leave, but perhaps not.

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