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The All-Purpose Michael Del Zotto Thread (All MDZ talk here please!)

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07-29-2014, 02:41 PM
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Of Michael Del Zotto signing in Vancouver

I've been viewing the board and the general consensus is that the Canucks need a PMD. Michael Del Zotto is still a free agent and in my opinion is still a very good option for many teams. He had one bad season and even still he put up a lot of points. Del Zotto would be a good fit on the Canucks because the Canucks play a fast tempo/high offense type of game. Do you Canucks fans see a fit there?

P.S. I'm a Leafs fan but I watched a lot of Nucks games this past year.


MOD EDIT: Seems like every other day there's a thread on this guy and why hasn't he signed yet etc. etc. So let's keep it all in one thread!


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I've been viewing the board and the general consensus is that the Canucks need a PMD. Michael Del Zotto is still a free agent and in my opinion is still a very good option for many teams. He had one bad season and even still he put up a lot of points. Del Zotto would be a good fit on the Canucks because the Canucks play a fast tempo/high offense type of game. Do you Canucks fans see a fit there?

P.S. I'm a Leafs fan but I watched a lot of Nucks games this past year.
I know that Desjardin is known for playing an uptempo game... but its kind of a weird statement to make for a team that will be on its 3rd coach in 3 seasons...

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I'm sure he'd take pretty much anything over league minimum at this point assuming he's on a 1 way.

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I know that Desjardin is known for playing an uptempo game... but its kind of a weird statement to make for a team that will be on its 3rd coach in 3 seasons...
I would say that's how the Canucks usually play. At least on my assessment. They are a fast skating team that plays with lots of tempo. I don't think that's a bad thing

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LD - Hamhuis, Edler, Sbisa, Stanton

MDZ's agent should look at that list and realize MDZ might be looking at #7/8 minutes.

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We need a RHD

can he play the right side?

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Hell I'd rather have him in there than Sbisa. Does anyone know if he can play the right side at all? We've been looking for a pp qb for almost three years now so I would certainly take him for anything under 1 mil on a one year deal.

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LD - Hamhuis, Edler, Sbisa, Stanton

MDZ's agent should look at that list and realize MDZ might be looking at #7/8 minutes.
I donno... I still think MDZ would have the edge over Sbisa, and depends if Stanton can keep up his play from last year (plus Stanton plays both sides). I think he would have a legit shot at 3rd pair LD/PP specialist.

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Hell I'd rather have him in there than Sbisa. Does anyone know if he can play the right side at all? We've been looking for a pp qb for almost three years now so I would certainly take him for anything under 1 mil on a one year deal.
MDZ plays exclusively left side, but Stanton can play both sides of the ice.

So you could go with an MDZ/Stanton 3rd pairing and put MDZ on the top PP with Edler.

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sign him, and you would still need a PMD. Illusions that this guy is some sort of offensive weapon is...well....truly offensive.

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can he play the right side?
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MDZ plays exclusively left side, but Stanton can play both sides of the ice.

So you could go with an MDZ/Stanton 3rd pairing and put MDZ on the top PP with Edler.
Except MDZ absolutely blows on the powerplay.

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Honestly, I could see him in the KHL, with a Jiri Hudler kinda of deal.

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What's funny is I keep reading about how much he sucks defensively AND offensively AND on the PP AND on the PK. Literally, it's like he has absolutely no upside.

Yet, his name keeps popping up on HF like it's a disgrace that he's not signed yet and now fans from team X want him to sign, but with team Y. lol

Saying that HF's relationship with MDZ is weird would be a bit of an understatement.

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Linden said canucks are done signing free agents!

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It's not just one bad season. But he's taken a brutal down trend the last two years.

For an "offensive defenseman" he has a REALLY lousy skillset. Can't really shoot, average skater, hockey IQ is blah, and ESPECIALLY can't QB a powerplay.

He played in an up-tempo system this year and he looked worse than he ever did before.

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It's not just one bad season. But he's taken a brutal down trend the last two years.

For an "offensive defenseman" he has a REALLY lousy skillset. Can't really shoot, average skater, hockey IQ is blah, and ESPECIALLY can't QB a powerplay.

He played in an up-tempo system this year and he looked worse than he ever did before.
That's the thing, he's not an offensive defenseman. He can't really play defense either. He's not anything. There's a reason he hasn't been signed.

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What's funny is I keep reading about how much he sucks defensively AND offensively AND on the PP AND on the PK. Literally, it's like he has absolutely no upside.

Yet, his name keeps popping up on HF like it's a disgrace that he's not signed yet and now fans from team X want him to sign, but with team Y. lol

Saying that HF's relationship with MDZ is weird would be a bit of an understatement.
Those are likely coming from two different sets of people. Lots of people have always thought he's very talented and still do.

I've never seen it. People on the NYR boards could tell you that I was asking in 2011 why we like this guy, and how much **** I took for it at the time. I think along the lines with the first part of your comment.

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We need a RHD

can he play the right side?
All I will say is: that is why the Rangers traded MDZ away for Kevin Klein. It was a horror show watching him trying to play the right side.

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Okay, so what does Del Zotto do well? Honestly curious right now.

And if he can't play RD, there goes any lingering idea he'd be useful in Vancouver.

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Hey is literally the last option I hope to see. He's just not a very good at anything.

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Hell I'd rather have him in there than Sbisa. Does anyone know if he can play the right side at all? We've been looking for a pp qb for almost three years now so I would certainly take him for anything under 1 mil on a one year deal.
You say that now, but you wouldn't if MDZ played like last year

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This thread is pointless because Linden just said in a radio interview that the Canucks are done in Free Agency.

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He has to be asking for too much money right now, or to long of a deal. If he was willing to sign a 1 year 1m or less contract it would have happened by now.

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This thread is pointless because Linden just said in a radio interview that the Canucks are done in Free Agency.
And the Trevster also said in a radio interview he wasn't considering taking an Executive Position with the Canucks the day before he actually did.

But the thread seems pointless as it is, simply by virtue of MDZ being horrible.

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Okay, so what does Del Zotto do well? Honestly curious right now.
Not much of anything. Like I said, there's a reason not a single team has touched him.

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