Originally posted on NY Rangers Blog  |  Last updated 4/17/13
During last night's 4-2 loss in Philadelphia, John Moore, once again, displayed a smooth skating game that included a sweet pass through the neutral zone to spring Mats Zuccarello for the Rangers first goal. He even showed a little of that snarl he's been working on with Schoenfeld coming to the defense of Ryan Callahan. On the other end of the spectrum, Michael Del Zotto proved once again that he may never develop into the power play quarterback, we all hope he can be. Numerous turnovers, not being able to keep the puck in the zone and a big ole o'fer with the extra man when the Rangers could least afford it. I don't see how John Tortorella doesn't at least try Moore at the point. It can't get worse. Sure, Moore has exactly zero power play points in his brief career, but I doubt he's been given much of a chance. He's shown great vision on the ice as well as the ability to get the puck through the neutral without turning it over. Moore is currently averaging 11 seconds of power play time with the Rangers. Meanwhile, Del Zotto, despite almost three minutes of power play time per game, has exactly ZERO power play goals and just six assists on the season. While I still believe Del Zotto has the physical tools to be the Rangers power play quarterback for the next decade, I'm starting to question whether or not he has the hockey intelligence. Tomorrow night, the Rangers face the worst penalty kill unit in the NHL in the Florida Panthers. What a great opportunity for Tortorella to put Moore on the power play point, hopefully earn some confidence and get the Rangers into the playoffs. Remember to follow me on Twitter & Facebook or e-mail me at nyrfan94@yahoo.com.
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