MICHAEL DEL ZOTTO RUMORS

Has Del Zotto received a fair chance since his trade to the Predators?

When defenseman Michael Del Zotto was traded to the Nashville Predators, David Poile touted him as a player who could help Nashville “get back into the playoff race” and that the trade was “more for the long term”. With how he was utilized him in the final weeks of the regular season, now that season is over and the playoffs are an afterthought, it will be a fairly interesting...
Via The Predatorial
3 days ago  |  Discuss

Power Play Has Struggled Since Del Zotto Trade

When the Rangers announced that they had traded Michael Del Zotto to Nashville in exchange for Kevin Klein, Blueshirt fans partied like it was 1999 1994. The underachieving defenseman was known for creating more offensive opportunities for opponents than the Blueshirts. He also never developed into the power play quarterback we all hoped he could. Or maybe he did. Larry Brooks at...
Via NY Rangers Blog
11 days ago  |  Discuss

Del Zotto returns to action for Preds

Michael Del Zotto returned to the lineup for the Predators on Tuesday night against the Avalanche. Here's our story...
Via Smashville 24/7
24 days ago  |  Discuss

Remember Michael Del Zotto? He’s Struggling in Nashville

Quick! Think of one of the more polarizing Rangers’ players of the past few seasons? It’s a safe bet the name Michael Del Zotto comes up. Billed with promise, MDZ never quite panned out after his impressive ’09-10 rookie season and 41-point campaign back in ’11-12. The Rangers finally cut bait with the young defenseman in a January trade with Nashville for the veteran Kevin...
Via NY Rangers Blog
29 days ago  |  Discuss

Rangers Fans Help Predators Defenseman Michael Del Zotto Reunite With Young Friend

Nashville Predators defenseman Michael Del Zotto was reunited with a special, young friend from New York this week thanks to the generosity of some Rangers fans. Liam Traynor, a diehard Rangers fan who is living with cerebral palsy, met Del Zotto in 2010 when he was playing with New York, and the two became fast friends. Their special bond was featured in a segment of HBO’s 24...
Via NESN.com
March 08, 2014  |  Discuss

Could Del Zotto’s return to form represent a dilemma?

If Del Zotto finds form, can the Rangers afford to let him go? With Michael Del Zotto back in the line-up consistently and finally cobbling together some consistent form the likely trade suitors will increase as Del Zotto starts to rack up the assists (3 in his last 4 games). Of course, with Del Zotto improving in recent weeks (as has most of the roster) the Rangers stand to benefit...
Via Blue Seat Blogs
January 12, 2014  |  Discuss

Rangers Rumors: Del Zotto Finally On The Move?

For the past few years, Michael Del Zotto, has treated us to a very Dr. Jekyll and Mr. Hyde style of hockey. His rookie season, at just the age of 19, he drew comparisons to Brian Leetch as he showed a ton of offensive upside. His sophomore season saw him bouncing around between the NHL and […]
Via Ranger Nation
November 22, 2013  |  Discuss

The Michael Del Zotto rumors and the search for a right handed defenseman

AP Photo/Kathy Willens With Michael Del Zotto sitting out tonight against Montreal as a healthy scratch, the trade rumors swirled again. This time Renaud Lavoie, a reporter from Montreal, noted that he is hearing Del Zotto could be had. Suit covered the possibility of a trade, specifically a Del Zotto trade, last week. Without rehashing the entire post, the trade rumors are a bit...
Via Blue Seat Blogs
November 16, 2013  |  Discuss

Michael Del Zotto is safe in New York, for now

Del Zotto needs to improve, and he will be given the time to do so. Michael Del Zotto is a whipping boy for many, and his underwhelming season hasn’t helped him convince certain groups of fans –and media– of his long-term future being in New York. That said, Del Zotto is here to stay for the foreseeable future.  Depending on how the offseason plays out, the Rangers are not...
Via Blue Seat Blogs
June 09, 2013  |  Discuss

Checking in on the Michael Del Zotto contract situation

The last thing that the Rangers as an organization need to do is to get RFA Michael Del Zotto under contract. When we last wrote about this,  Larry Brooks was on record saying that the Rangers offered MDZ a multi-year deal in the $2.5 million range. Del Zotto was rumored to be looking for more, but no concrete numbers were provided. The logical assumption is that Del Zotto’s...
Via Blue Seat Blogs
September 06, 2012  |  Discuss
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