What in the world are the Rangers to do with J.T. Miller?

J.T. Miller. Just saying the name brings up a debate that becomes more heated than the never-ending Michael Del Zotto debates. A first round pick who is still just 21 years old, Miller has been touted as high as a potential 1C (not happening) to an epic bust (too soon, but also not likely). Much […] The post What in the world are the Rangers to do with J.T. Miller? appeared first...
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7 days ago  |  Discuss

Morning After: Defense faces tough challenge without Coburn

There are times where Braydon Coburn looks totally out of place in the Flyers defensive system. I even criticized his positioning on the Bruins first goal on Wednesday night. But it is games like the Flyers home opener on Thursday, a 6-4 loss to the Devils, where his absence proves costly. Less of Coburn means more of Luke Schenn and Michael Del Zotto, a pairing that is bound to...
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12 days ago  |  Discuss

Game 1 Preview: Flyers open season against Bruins

The Flyers open the 2014-15 season against the Boston Bruins on Wednesday night. The Flyers were 0-2-1 against the Bruins in 2013-14. (Photo by Amy Irvin/38Photography) One goal separated the Flyers from the second round of the playoffs and their postseason fate, a first-round exit at the hands of the New York Rangers. That was the last time the Flyers took the ice. But that was...
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14 days ago  |  Discuss

Several storylines as Flyers open 2014-15 season

Claude Giroux, Jake Voracek and the Flyers open the 2014-15 season in Boston against the Bruins on Wednesday night. (Photo by Amy Irvin/38Photography) The wait is over. The 2014-15 NHL season has arrived and on Wednesday night, the Flyers kick things off against the Boston Bruins. After a 3-3-2 preseason, the Flyers enter the regular season dealing with several storylines. Here’s...
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14 days ago  |  Discuss

All That Has Transpired: Philadelphia Flyers

We’re going to take a look at each NHL team, breaking down every new addition and subtraction, as well as promising prospects. Today, we take a look at the Philadelphia Flyers. By: Andy Hughes (@PensNation_Andy) Philadelphia Flyers 2013-14 Season: 42-30-10 – 94 points – (3rd Metropolitan Division; 6th Eastern Conference) After the unfortunate announcement regarding Kimmo Timonen’s...
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14 days ago  |  Discuss

Philadelphia Flyers' Michael Del Zotto reunites with 'best friend'

Michael Del Zotto is an NHL defenseman. His career has taken him from New York to Nashville and now to Philadelphia. Del Zotto has become fast friends with Liam Traynor, a 12-year-old who has cerebral palsy. What started out as part of Madison Square Garden's "Garden of Dreams" foundation has evolved into a wonderful friendship. Del Zotto recently surprised Traynor...
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20 days ago  |  Discuss

Why Signing Michael Del Zotto was a Great Move by the Flyers

#481011485 / gettyimages.com Ron Hextall has had some very tough decisions since becoming the general manager of the Philadelphia Flyers, but by far his best choice so far is the signing of Michael Del Zotto. Now don’t get me wrong, the only reason Del Zotto was signed is because the Flyers lost there go to guy in Kimmo Timonen. Kimmo Timonen may very well have played his last...
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September 07, 2014  |  Discuss

The irony of the Flyers signing Del Zotto

Recently, Flyers general manager Ron Hextall talked about his team’s signing of former Rangers defenseman and scapegoat Michael Del Zotto to the NY Post. He basically chalked up Del Zotto’s struggles with the Rangers over the past two seasons to him being easily ‘distracted’ by the big lights of NYC since he’s a young player: “We look at continue reading...
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September 07, 2014  |  Discuss

Michael Del Zotto gets a chance with Flyers

Nobody likes to see another player get hurt or have any other sort of health problem. But in an odd way, Philadelphia Flyers defenseman Kimmo Timonen's blood clot situation -- the former Predators standout is out indefinitely -- has given another former Nashville blueliner a chance. Michael Del Zotto, who is an offensive-minded defenseman like the 38-year-old Timonen, signed...
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August 21, 2014  |  Discuss

Michael Del Zotto signs 1-year deal with Flyers

The Flyers have signed defenseman Michael Del Zotto to a one-year contract worth $1.3 million, the team announced late Tuesday afternoon. Contact terms via TSN. We discussed the potential of signing Del Zotto in a post just a few hours ago, and here's basically what we settled on: MDZ had a rough year last season and just didn't fit in with the Predators after the trade...
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August 05, 2014  |  Discuss

Flyers News: Del Zotto to Replace Timonen

Well, that was fast for Flyers fans. But it must've been an eternity for Michael Del Zotto.#480754565 / gettyimages.comThe Philadelphia Flyers announced this afternoon that they had agreed to a one-year contract worth $1.3M with 24 year old defenseman Michael Del Zotto. The signing came on the heels of a report that veteran blueliner and assistant captain Kimmo Timonen had...
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August 05, 2014  |  Discuss

Del Zotto Signs With Flyers

If you’re a Rangers fan who hated Michael Del Zotto, you’re REALLY going to hate him now as the Philadelphia Flyers announced they have signed the former Blueshirt defenseman to a one-year deal. Darren Dreger at TSN reports the deal is worth $1.3 million. Earlier this offseason, the Nashville Predators decided not to extend a qualifying offer to the restricted free agent Del...
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August 05, 2014  |  Discuss

Flyers sign D-man Michael Del Zotto

In the wake of Kimmo Timonen's injury, the Flyers had to get active. Ron Hextall said he would rather go after a veteran free agent or find a defenseman through a trade than promote a young player to a major role so early in a career. Lucky for Hextall, there was a good back-up plan still on the market. The Flyers signed defenseman Michael Del Zotto to a one-year deal worth...
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August 05, 2014  |  Discuss

Michael Del Zotto signs 1-year deal with Flyers

The Flyers have signed defenseman Michael Del Zotto to a one-year contract worth $1.3 million, the team announced late Tuesday afternoon. Contact terms via TSN. We discussed the potential of signing Del Zotto in a post just a few hours ago, and here's basically what we settled on: MDZ had a rough year last season and just didn't fit in with the Predators after the trade...
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August 05, 2014  |  Discuss

Michael Del Zotto Signs A One-Year Contract With The Flyers

via the Philadelphia Flyers, The Philadelphia Flyers have agreed to terms with free agent defenseman Michael Del Zotto on a one-year contract, according to general manager Ron Hextall. Del Zotto recorded 16 points (3g-13a) and 18 penalty minutes in 67 regular season games this past season, which he split with the New York Rangers and Nashville Predators. He was traded by...
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August 05, 2014  |  Discuss

Talks Of New Department Of Player Safety VP And Del Zotto Still Available

from Larry Brooks of the New York Post, - Claude Loiselle, recently dismissed as Toronto assistant GM by one-time Devils teammate and now Maple Leafs president Brendan Shanahan, is expected to be named Shanahan’s successor as VP of the NHL Department of Player Safety, we’re told by a well-placed source. - Michael Del Zotto remains on the market as an unsigned free agent...
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August 03, 2014  |  Discuss

Detroit Red Wings Rumors: Is Defenseman Michael Del Zotto Worth A Reclamation Project?

Michel Del Zotto isn’t attracting a ton of attention, but could the Red Wings take a chance? (Derrick Bostrom, Flickr) Over time, the Detroit Red Wings have been known as a team where unwanted players can go to get reborn. Recently, the likes of Dallas Drake, Dan Cleary, Darren McCarty and Brad Stuart have come out of the woodwork and put past issues behind them to plat a major...
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July 07, 2014  |  Discuss

Moment of truth for the unemployed Michael Del Zotto

If this doesn’t represent a wake-up call for Michael Del Zotto, 24 and unemployed, then nothing will. For this isn’t Del Zotto being sent to the AHL midway through his second NHL (and pro) season by the Rangers and John Tortorella, or Del Zotto being scratched nine times by Alain Vigneault, or Del Zotto being kept out of the lineup in Nashville by Barry Trotz, or even David...
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July 06, 2014  |  Discuss

Del Zotto becomes UFA after Preds don’t qualify him

It was not a good year for Michael Del Zotto. As a result, the 24-year-old defenseman will become an unrestricted free agent after the Nashville Predators decided against giving him a qualifying offer. Del Zotto started the season with the New York Rangers. However, not too long after his new coach, Alain Vigneault, openly wondered about the player he’d been told was “much better...
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June 30, 2014  |  Discuss

Del Zotto not qualiifed and heads to free agency, who fills the gap?

Nashville had until 4pm central time to qualify restricted free agent Michael Del Zotto. After attempting to shop him to other teams, the Predators chose not to qualify Del Zotto and allow him to become an unrestricted free agent. Coming off a two-year, $5.1 million dollar deal, Del Zotto hitting free agency will leave the Predators with four signed defenseman (Weber, Josi, Jones...
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June 30, 2014  |  Discuss

D-Man Michael Del Zotto Will Become a Free Agent

#481011485 / gettyimages.com Michael Del Zotto will no longer be a part of the Nashville Predators, after the team didn’t extend a qualifying offer to him.  Here’s the tweet breaking the news from Bob McKenzie of TSN. NSH not qualifying Michael Del Zotto. Throw another log on the UFA fire. — Bob McKenzie (@TSNBobMcKenzie) June 30, 2014 Del Zotto was a highly regarded defenseman...
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June 30, 2014  |  Discuss

Nashville Trying To Move Michael Del Zotto

from Josh Cooper of the Tennessean, The Predators and Michael Del Zotto appear to be done with each other. Calling the 24-year-old defenseman “not a fit” for Nashville, Predators general manager David Poile said he had not yet given the restricted free agent a qualifying offer, which is due by 4 p.m. Monday. That leaves three options for Del Zotto: He either will...
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June 29, 2014  |  Discuss

Michael Del Zotto may fit into Predators plans

Predators defenseman Michael Del Zotto didn't provide too much clarity when asked about his summer. He's a pending restricted free agent. "I have no idea what's going to happen," he said this week. "Obviously I'm not too happy with how this year has gone for me. I have high expectations for myself, and being traded here I wanted to prove I could play...
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April 20, 2014  |  Discuss

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...
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April 15, 2014  |  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...
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April 07, 2014  |  Discuss
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