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[Speculation] Interest in Michael Del Zotto

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I’m sure MDZ can be a perfect pressbox  spare defeceman for a playoff contender on his expiring contract. Frees up a spot for Hughes to play later on in the season. Only thing is MDZ needs to play once in awhile to “showcase” :rolleyes: his play

for scouts. 

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2 hours ago, PhillipBlunt said:

I can't buy into the idea that Petterson would have turned the tide in that game for Vancouver. Babcock had the team playing responsibly.

Reilly was stinking it up in his own zone like he always does.  Even Babcock can't get Reilly to play defense at an NHL quality. 

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39 minutes ago, Toyotasfan said:

I’m sure MDZ can be a perfect pressbox  spare defeceman for a playoff contender on his expiring contract. Frees up a spot for Hughes to play later on in the season. Only thing is MDZ needs to play once in awhile to “showcase” :rolleyes: his play

for scouts. 

But sitting in the press box showcases what his role would be on another team.  They're going to want to know he won't spill ketchup all over the lap of one of the guys whose good enough to play if someone gets hurt.

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3 minutes ago, King Heffy said:

Reilly was stinking it up in his own zone like he always does.  Even Babcock can't get Reilly to play defense at an NHL quality. 

Yet the Canucks weren't able to score a single goal, and the Leafs scored five. I'm a Canucks fan, but also a hockey fan, and in that game, the Canucks were clearly the inferior team from a defensive standpoint in any metric.

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7 minutes ago, King Heffy said:

Reilly was stinking it up in his own zone like he always does.  Even Babcock can't get Reilly to play defense at an NHL quality. 

Does it matter when he's putting up a point per game? He plays with Hainsey who is pretty much his exact opposite. Just like Karlsson who plays with Dillon.

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9 minutes ago, RonMexico said:

Does it matter when he's putting up a point per game? He plays with Hainsey who is pretty much his exact opposite. Just like Karlsson who plays with Dillon.

Yes it does.  There is zero place in a contending team for a defenseman who can't play defense.

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1 hour ago, King Heffy said:

Yes it does.  There is zero place in a contending team for a defenseman who can't play defense.

I disagree.

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1 hour ago, King Heffy said:

Yes it does.  There is zero place in a contending team for a defenseman who can't play defense.

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2 hours ago, PhillipBlunt said:

Yet the Canucks weren't able to score a single goal, and the Leafs scored five. I'm a Canucks fan, but also a hockey fan, and in that game, the Canucks were clearly the inferior team from a defensive standpoint in any metric.

We were brutal that night. We lack depth, especially on D, and it showed. 

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12 minutes ago, D-Money said:

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And he's hurting the team by being in the lineup.  They'd be better off icing five defensemen than letting that useless piece of garbage on the ice.

 

He's not even good enough for the AHL.

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10 minutes ago, rekker said:

We were brutal that night. We lack depth, especially on D, and it showed. 

Yet somehow the Leafs blow defensively....

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2 minutes ago, King Heffy said:

And he's hurting the team by being in the lineup.  They'd be better off icing five defensemen than letting that useless piece of garbage on the ice.

 

He's not even good enough for the AHL.

I'm thinking Dave Poile just might know his job. 

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8 minutes ago, PhillipBlunt said:

Yet somehow the Leafs blow defensively....

I know. That's why losing like that, to them,  cut deep baby. Lol. 

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35 minutes ago, King Heffy said:

And he's hurting the team by being in the lineup.  They'd be better off icing five defensemen than letting that useless piece of garbage on the ice.

 

He's not even good enough for the AHL.

Somehow Yannick Weber has the lowest on ice goals against of any Predator defenseman.

 

1.1 goals against per 60 (in 37 games, not a cup of coffee) is pretty low for an a guy hurting his team because he's not even an AHL quality defenseman.

Last year a team low 1.4 goals against per 60, over 47 games - better than all other Predators

 

Going to go out on a limb and conclude this:  you wear crap goggles where Weber is concerned and didn't give him a fair look when he was here.  He was actually pretty good his first two years here, and became a CDC whipping boy the third.   Surprise - virtually anyone that touches the bottom pairing in Vancouver becomes an inevitable whipping boy.  Correction - virtually anyone that touches the blueline here has their rounds as a whipping boy in this fantasy fan base.

 

In any event, the Predators are one of the last teams anyone ought to be looking at and wondering if they're capable of scouting defensemen.

And Weber's outcomes, as well as the fact he competes himself into that lineup, flatly contradict your impressions - which like your rants against Morgan Reilly, are hard to take seriously.

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18 minutes ago, teepain said:

Gonna miss his singing for basant motors 

He’s not gone, yet.

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14 hours ago, King Heffy said:

And he's hurting the team by being in the lineup.  They'd be better off icing five defensemen than letting that useless piece of garbage on the ice.

 

He's not even good enough for the AHL.

Random forum poster who probably has not played a game of hockey in his life vs reality.

 

gosh what a difficult decision to make!

 

you know Nashvilles known as a dmen powerhouse and they have had quite a number of prospects trying to make the team over the last few years and Yannick Weber has still managed to make the team.

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trade him for another dead weight contract that is hopefully an expiring one. MDZ has no real value, here is hoping playoff teams get numerous injuries to their D core then maybe MDZ can get us a pick back.

 

Still on board saying he should play over Pouliot though

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17 minutes ago, Canuckster86 said:

trade him for another dead weight contract that is hopefully an expiring one. MDZ has no real value, here is hoping playoff teams get numerous injuries to their D core then maybe MDZ can get us a pick back.

 

Still on board saying he should play over Pouliot though

Playoff teams (foolishly) trade for guys like MDZ every TDL.  We will get a third or fourth form him, and will laugh with hysteria at the stupidity of the other GM (Chiarelli) 

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6 minutes ago, Alflives said:

Playoff teams (foolishly) trade for guys like MDZ every TDL.  We will get a third or fourth form him, and will laugh with hysteria at the stupidity of the other GM (Chiarelli) 

Let's hope so, Philly never got anything for him before we signed him as a FA. Hard to trade a guy that you isolate in the press box. To favour a player who plays a softer game and makes as many or more mistakes than what MDZ would make.

 

Play the pending UFA asset to try and garner some interest from teams imo

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