Originally posted on Blue Seat Blogs  |  Last updated 11/2/12
As you probably will have heard by now Michael Del Zotto is the next Ranger to head over to Europe to get some game time. As Del Zotto laces up for Rapperswil-Jona of the Swiss league he’ll be going to a league that is better than advertised (despite not having the reputation of the Swedish league or the media power of the KHL) and will be joining a league that has evidenced plenty of financial clout to entice NHL stars to the league during the lockout. Of course, he’ll be lacing up against Rick Nash and Joe Thornton. Monitoring how Del Zotto handles Nash in particular could be both entertaining and interesting. The lockout has been disastrous timing for Del Zotto for multiple reasons beside the obvious. After an up and down first two years as a pro Del Zotto really came on last year in leaps and bounds and will have been hoping to continue his solid development and establish himself as a première young defenseman in the NHL. Those hopes, for now, have been put on hold, the lockout’...
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