DZ is easily the most frustrating player for me to watch. There are times when he's fantastic and times when his hockey IQ falls off a cliff. Personally I think it's more of the latter in this series so far.
I always have to keep in mind though that he's just a kid. There's a ton of talent there.
He definitely has a ton of talent and he's still very young but I fear there will always be issues with his decision making ability. Just my opinion though.
Mentioning Del Z and Leetch in the same sentence as a comparison should be an infraction .
I know Im not usually the voice of reason on these forums, i usually only vent frustration, but good thing you said this. I swear sometimes I wonder what kind of people post on these forums, or watch hockey in general.
Del Zoto is a bubble head, whoever else said he has a hockey IQ of 10 is right.
I believe most have said it. DZ can play like a top 4 D man when on his game. The problem is the lack of a consistent play/decision making. I am reminded by the minor league baseball pitcher that throws better than 97 MPH along with a dynamic curve. If you see the pitcher you are left wondering why he isn't in the majors. The problem, he can't get the ball over the plate with enough consistency. Thus he stays in the minors.
Yes, DZ is only 23. Yes he is young. We have been saying that he is on the verge of stardom for 4 yrs now. We have seen incremental progress so do we just hold on as his trade value diminishes? Are many saying that John Moore is a kid who is only 23 as well? He is making some mistakes on D as well. He seems to skate well and has a good low shot. When I compare DZ to J.Moore I don't see DZ's vast upside that I would have expected to see by now.