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#801 Daniel

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Posted 06 August 2014 - 01:29 PM

Del Zotto isn't bad, he's just not very good.  A few changes to his game and he could be a valuable piece.  I think the reason it took him until August to sign isn't because he didn't have offers before - he wanted to go to the right place to rehabilitate his career.

 

I mean it says a lot when a team like Nashville doesn't even give you a qualifying offer as a 23 year old, and after they gave up a solid NHL defenseman to get you in the first place. 

 

Can't say I paid attention to him that much, but he was absolutely putrid in the Devils/Rangers 2012 series, to the point that he made Salvador look like Nik Lidstrom. 


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Posted 06 August 2014 - 01:42 PM

I mean it says a lot when a team like Nashville doesn't even give you a qualifying offer as a 23 year old, and after they gave up a solid NHL defenseman to get you in the first place. 

 

Can't say I paid attention to him that much, but he was absolutely putrid in the Devils/Rangers 2012 series, to the point that he made Salvador look like Nik Lidstrom. 

 

Kevin Klein is not a solid defenseman - he's a 3rd pairing guy at best - and him not getting a QO was always a possibility - he had to be qualified at 2.9M (or at least 2.61M - not entirely sure of the rule).  A bit pricey for a guy who had played himself out of the lineup.


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Posted 06 August 2014 - 10:14 PM

With the right partner DZ is a good player with good offensive upside. I'm sure he will find a good place eventually.
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Posted 07 August 2014 - 06:20 PM

Kevin Klein is not a solid defenseman - he's a 3rd pairing guy at best - and him not getting a QO was always a possibility - he had to be qualified at 2.9M (or at least 2.61M - not entirely sure of the rule).  A bit pricey for a guy who had played himself out of the lineup.

 

You sound like Anthony from our section. He hates Klein. When they made the deal, I hated it. But it was out of necessity. Klein performed admirably. He didn't really do anything to stand out which is essentially why they acquired him. He's a 3rd pair guy. I hope Del Zotto does well. With him, it's mental. He has ability and tools. But is Philadelphia the right environment? They can be downright nasty. On a one-year contract, it gives MDZ a chance to prove himself. The Rangers see the Flyers 3 times between November 19-29. That includes Del Zotto's return on Rivalry Night 11/19. That should be a treat.


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Posted 10 August 2014 - 01:07 AM

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Posted 10 August 2014 - 03:22 PM

You sound like Anthony from our section. He hates Klein. When they made the deal, I hated it. But it was out of necessity. Klein performed admirably. He didn't really do anything to stand out which is essentially why they acquired him. He's a 3rd pair guy. I hope Del Zotto does well. With him, it's mental. He has ability and tools. But is Philadelphia the right environment? They can be downright nasty. On a one-year contract, it gives MDZ a chance to prove himself. The Rangers see the Flyers 3 times between November 19-29. That includes Del Zotto's return on Rivalry Night 11/19. That should be a treat.

I guess an interesting question would be, do you think that the Rangers still goto the Cup Final if say they make one less trade during the season?  Say, declining to trade either MDZ OR Callahan?  Obviously it's all hindsight at this point, but interesting to think about. 


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Posted 20 August 2014 - 09:52 AM

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John @Buccigross reports from Dublin on Ray Ferraro's twitter feed that @KevinPHayes12 has signed with @NYRangers #blueshiirts

 

Well, let's hope he sucks


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Posted 20 August 2014 - 10:32 AM

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John @Buccigross reports from Dublin on Ray Ferraro's twitter feed that @KevinPHayes12 has signed with @NYRangers #blueshiirts

 

Well, let's hope he sucks

 

Just saw that. fvck sakes all the fvcking players wants to play there.


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Posted 20 August 2014 - 10:54 AM

Can't wait for 'Beginnings: Kevin Hayes'... Followed immediately by 'Endings: Matt Gilroy'.
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Posted 20 August 2014 - 10:57 AM

Meh.  Would've been nice to have him but I don't think his future is as a top 6 forward.


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Posted 20 August 2014 - 10:58 AM

Can't wait for 'Beginnings: Kevin Hayes'... Followed immediately by 'Endings: Matt Gilroy'.

 

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Posted 20 August 2014 - 02:06 PM

The kid sounds like he could be a stud. Also played with Kreider, apparently.

Hope he doesn't amount to anything.
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Posted 20 August 2014 - 02:17 PM

The kid sounds like he could be a stud. Also played with Kreider, apparently.

Hope he doesn't amount to anything.

 

I have no idea how good he is, but his senior year was the first time he broke more than a point a game, and that was on a stacked BC team.  It's also the first time he scored above 10 goals.  If you want to see what a real stud college player does, Parise had 61 points in 39 games as a freshman.  If he were also really amazing, Chicago, a team with cap issues that could use all the players on ELCs as it can get would have found a way to keep him.


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Posted 20 August 2014 - 04:58 PM

I have no idea how good he is, but his senior year was the first time he broke more than a point a game, and that was on a stacked BC team.  It's also the first time he scored above 10 goals.  If you want to see what a real stud college player does, Parise had 61 points in 39 games as a freshman.  If he were also really amazing, Chicago, a team with cap issues that could use all the players on ELCs as it can get would have found a way to keep him.

 

No, Hayes was not playing there under any circumstances, and this was rather apparent early on.


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Posted 20 August 2014 - 07:26 PM

No, Hayes was not playing there under any circumstances, and this was rather apparent early on.


He did that because he felt there wasn't a spot for him on the roster. So the point stands, if he was this can't miss type of prospect, or even Kredier-esque, they would have found a place for him.


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Posted 21 August 2014 - 10:08 AM

Rangers are at 50 contracts now, right? 


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Posted 21 August 2014 - 10:12 AM

Rangers are at 50 contracts now, right?


Tambellini and someone else can slide. Think they have 49 without Moore
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Posted 21 August 2014 - 10:20 AM

Yeah, but they don't slide until the first cuts of training camp.  That means they'll have to move someone - I'd bet it's Danny Kristo for a conditional pick but I'm no prognosticator.


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Posted 24 August 2014 - 05:16 PM

Out of conference but interesting nonetheless, Calgary signed Devin Setoguchi yesterday for 1 Year @ 750k, nice little signing for Calgary to fill out their Top 9. He'll probably play on either the 2nd or 3rd line RW. If I had to take a guess, probably on the 2nd line with Mason Raymond and Sean Monahan.


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Posted 24 August 2014 - 07:46 PM

Out of conference but interesting nonetheless, Calgary signed Devin Setoguchi yesterday for 1 Year @ 750k, nice little signing for Calgary to fill out their Top 9. He'll probably play on either the 2nd or 3rd line RW. If I had to take a guess, probably on the 2nd line with Mason Raymond and Sean Monahan.

he'll probably do alright for them for no other reason than they don't have anyone else. They have such a terrible forward corps that he'll get quality playing time.
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