Del Zotto is not on Subban's level. Subban is a much better defenseman who puts up similar points on a worse team. Del Zotto is getting better defensively, but doesn't touch Subban. He's a gifted puck mover.
Very Happy about this. I knew MDZ wouldn't get anymore than 3 million, Sather ALWAYS plays hardball in these situations and now MDZ will have to earn that big contract. If and when he does, he'll get the money that everyone was speaking of.
Originally Posted by BBKers
$4M* was going to be the number???
Said $2,5 for 2 years all along
Where are all you experts noW???
Good call, BBKers. We were with you.
Originally Posted by Gliff
4 mil was longterm. Now you guys will have to pay 5 or more for UFA years in a few years. 2.5 is great now though.
Yes, more than possible, but I'm pretty sure you said it in the other thread that he wouldn't make more than Staal or Girardi, because I quoted that post and agreed.
Originally Posted by KesselLooksLikeRadar
The great thing about this deal is that, if I am not mistaken, by the end, he'll still be an RFA. I like the deal for the Rangers a lot
Correct. This is a great deal for the Rangers. We'll have to cross that road when he the deal ends.
What "crazy" signing has Slats made lately? Gaborik has been awesome and Richards was a no brainer for us as we didnt have a #1 center plus I heard he took less to play here. Slats is also amazing with his own players
Like this signing a lot. Good cap hit for the upcoming years and a bit of a prove yourself type of deal. At worst, a young cheap trade chip on their hands that an acquiring team would still have under control for 3-4 years.
You're being a gigantic uninformed homer right now...
I'm from NYC and a big fan of all NY teams. I live in Montreal and I have to deal with insane amounts of "homerism" all the time. I'm not a Habs fan in the slightest.
They're not on the same level. Subban is the better player, by a fair margin. The point totals actually serve to reinforce this fact. Not opinion... fact. Even DZ himself should be able to recognize and tell you the same
It's not to say DZ can't be as good as Subban. No one knows what will happen. As it stands, it's quite clear who's better and who has more upside and potential.
Considering the nosedive he took after his rookie year, I wouldn't have been comfortable locking Del Zotto up long term at this point (McDonagh yes). I'd rather see him do it two more times and pay an extra million a year to lock him up long term two years from now than have committed to him at this point. I love Del Zotto, but he worries me the most out of the 4 young dmen.