Don't like this signing. He adds absolutely nothing new to the team, he can't move the puck, he can't doesn't even add the "able to beat the crap out of anyone" element that Carkner did. Our defense is pretty terrible.
EJ - Number 2/3
Hejda - Number 4
Zanon - Number 4/5
ROB - Number 5
Wilson - Number 5/6
SOB - Number 5/6
Hunwick - Number 6/7
So there is depth but absolute lack of talent past EJ. I want to go cry somewhere.
Seems like the avs have a lot of dmen signed and no room for the young guys unless 2 or more injuries hit the dmen corps. I wish they would go for quality over quantity. I don't see Zanon as a guy that is much better or even a little better than what the avs already had.
According to TSN, Suter has an offer on the table for 13 years and over $100M from someone. You really expect the Avs to give that kind of contract out? I'll be shocked if EJ, McGinn, or ROR get more than 3-4 years max.
The D is now set, and it's not really any better than last year.
I would have been fine with this move if we did not re-sign Shane O'Brien.
Say hello to the 2012-2013 Colorado Avalanche defense.
So they go from almost signing 6'4" 237 lb mean nasty, willing to scrap anyone Matt Carkner, to an average sized 5'11" 201 lb Zanon who isn't very physical at all. Zanon had 18 PIMS in 56 games last year. Carkner put up 136 PIMS in 50 games a couple seasons ago.
What are the Avs going for here? Anyone they can find that can't score? I feel a Bouwmeester trade for Wilson and Sgarbossa coming on.