MICHAEL DEL ZOTTO NEWS

Checking In At BioSteel Camp

We’re getting closer and closer to the start of hockey season and a good clue of that is the annual BioSteel camp that kicked off this week. It’s become a staple of the offseason, getting a look behind the scenes of the biggest names in the NHL as well as some new guys coming into the league. Let’s see what happened on Day 1: And Day 2: It’s not just hardcore training at...
Via Beyond The Benches
14 hours ago  |  Discuss

It Could Be An Exciting Year Fro The Nashville Predators

from John Manasso at NHL.com, For the first time in the Predators' 16-year history, they have a new coach, and to an extent a new philosophy. It's not as simple as plugging in what could be six new forwards and then going about predicting how the Predators will perform. Out as coach is Barry Trotz and in is Peter Laviolette. The only holdover on the coaching staff...
Via Kukla's Korner
10 days ago  |  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...
Via Hockey Fan Land
14 days ago  |  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...
Via Sports Rumor Alert
15 days ago  |  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...
Via NY Rangers Blog
15 days ago  |  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...
Via Flyerdelphia
15 days ago  |  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...
Via Pro Sports Daily
15 days ago  |  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...
Via Kukla's Korner
15 days ago  |  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...
Via Kukla's Korner
17 days ago  |  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...
Via The Detroit Sports Site
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...
Via Pro Sports Daily
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...
Via Pro Sports Daily
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...
Via The Predatorial
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...
Via TopSportsReport
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...
Via Kukla's Korner
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...
Via Pro Sports Daily
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...
Via The Predatorial
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...
Via NY Rangers Blog
April 07, 2014  |  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
March 26, 2014  |  Discuss

Video: Del Zotto, Trotz speak after shootout loss to Avs

Michael Del Zotto and Barry Trotz speak after Nashville's 5-4 shootout loss to the Colorado Avalanche...
Via Smashville 24/7
March 25, 2014  |  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
March 20, 2014  |  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

Predators' defensive pairing of Seth Jones, Michael Del Zotto adjusts on ice

It’s not like defensemen Seth Jones and Michael Del Zotto have been going out to extra dinners of late in order to build chemistry. In fact, their experience of trying to find a connection has come via one way and one way only: playing together — especially because the Predators have had only one practice since they acquired Del Zotto from the Rangers one week ago. “The more...
Via Pro Sports Daily
January 30, 2014  |  Discuss

Ranger Rumor Roundup – Moving On

With Michael Del Zotto now plying his trade for the Nashville Predators, Ranger Rumor Roundup can finally move on to other Blueshirt-related gossip. First up is Bruce Garrioch who believes Dan Girardi could still be moved due to the lack of progress in his extension talks with the club. Garrioch writes specifically that, “he isn’t […]
Via Ranger Nation
January 28, 2014  |  Discuss

Del Zotto Traded to Preds, Gets New Chance To Shine

Michael Del Zotto was finally traded away from Broadway to Nashville in a straight up deal for defenseman Kevin Klein. No, not the actor, though given that Klein has only put up three points all season he might as well be the freakin’ actor for all the good he’s doing fantasy owners (there are none). This was a swap of two different types of players that fit the needs of the...
Via Razzball Hockey
January 23, 2014  |  Discuss
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