A quick review of the Klein for Del Zotto trade

If a trade was judged purely on previous production there would have been a lot more complaints the day the Rangers traded away Michael Del Zotto for Kevin Klein. Luckily, the Ranger fan base is (on the whole) more informed than that. Looking back at Glen Sather’s acquisition of Kevin Klein, it would be easy […]
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2 days ago  |  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
4 days ago  |  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
9 days ago  |  Discuss

Predators play possible spoiler to Coyotes, collect 2-0 shutout victory

Going from seeing your season on life support to having the plug pulled over the course of 48 hours can produce a very polarizing effect on a hockey team. The Nashville Predators were eliminated from their chance at the Stanley Cup Playoffs Tuesday night with a 3-2 shootout loss to the Dallas Stars. Over the course of the first twenty minutes against tonight’s opponents, the Phoenix...
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14 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
17 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
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...
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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...
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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...
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March 08, 2014  |  Discuss

Travis Yost: Ottawa/Buffalo Talking Trade

The Ottawa Senators have been one of the active teams in the rumor mill this year. Earlier, much of the talk was about acquiring a top-four defenseman, and apparently the team's interest in now Nashville Predator Michael Del Zotto was quite serious. However, the team believes Cody Ceci has stabilized things on the back-end enough to turn attention to the forward ranks. [I...
Via HockeyBuzz
February 25, 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...
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January 23, 2014  |  Discuss

What are Preds getting in Michael Del Zotto?

As you know, the Nashville Predators received Michael Del Zotto from the New York Rangers in exchange for Kevin Klein yesterday. Del Zotto tallied 41 points in 2011-12 but, this year, has barely broken double digits. Klein, on the other hand, was a stay-at-home defenseman who provided a safety net of sorts for young guys like Seth Jones and Ryan Ellis. If this were the Matt Hendricks...
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January 23, 2014  |  Discuss

Nashville Predators: A Look At The Michael Del Zotto Trade

The Nashville Predators pulled the trigger on another trade yesterday. This time they addressed their struggling offense the only way they know how – by adding another defenseman. Coming to Nashville is 23-years old New York Rangers’ defenseman Michael Del Zotto, the player long believed to be on his way out of New York – it was just a matter of who would take him and what...
Via The Farm Club
January 23, 2014  |  Discuss

Thoughts following the Del Zotto trade

Photo Credit: Frederick Breedon/Getty Images As the dust settles after the trade of Michael Del Zotto, there were a lot of thoughts that ran through my head. There was a lot to process in this trade, and now that it’s been a day since the trade, I find myself thinking a little more level-headed. First and foremost, this is a trade that confirms the Rangers are in win-now mode....
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January 23, 2014  |  Discuss

Nashville acquires D Michael Del Zotto from Rangers

Michael Del Zotto is now a Nashville Predator. Photo: Anthony J. Causi, N.Y. Post The trade winds had been blowing for some time around Rangers defenseman Michael Del Zotto, and they finally blew him right out of the Big Apple. Today, New York dealt their former first-round pick (No. 20, 2008) to the Nashville Predators, in exchange for veteran blueliner Kevin Klein. Del Zotto is...
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January 22, 2014  |  Discuss

New York Rangers fill holes in acquiring Kevin Klein

On Wednesday afternoon, the New York Rangers traded oft-maligned defenseman Michael Del Zotto to Nashville for defenseman Kevin Klein.  Kevin Who? The Rangers traded a former first-round pick for…Kevin Klein? That’s all they could get?  A fair reaction, to a degree.   Del Zotto is an undeniably talented player, a swift-skating, move-the-puck defenseman who not long ago was...
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January 22, 2014  |  Discuss

New York Rangers trade upside for stability

After months of rumour circulation regarding New York Rangers defenceman Michael Del Zotto’s trade status, the Blueshirts have finally shipped their 1st round pick in the 2008 NHL entry draft to the Nashville Predators for defenceman Kevin Klein. Kevin Klein:…Read more →The post New York Rangers trade upside for stability appeared first on The Hockey Daily.
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January 22, 2014  |  Discuss

New York Rangers Deal Michael Del Zotto To Predators For Kevin Klein

NASHVILLE, Tenn. — The Nashville Predators have swapped defensemen with the New York Rangers, sending right-handed shooter Kevin Klein to New York in exchange for a lefty in Michael Del Zotto. The Predators announced the trade Wednesday before heading to Vancouver for a four-game road swing. “Michael gives us another young, gifted left-handed shooting defenseman with significant...
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January 22, 2014  |  Discuss

Preds trade Klein to Rangers for Del Zotto

The Nashville Predators and New York Rangers made a defensive swap Wednesday afternoon, prior to Thursday night's match in Vancouver against the Canucks. Nashville has acquired Michael Del Zotto from New York in exchange for Kevin Klein.  Del Zotto, 23, stands at 6'0", 195 lbs and has 292 career NHL games under his belt. So far this season in 42 games, Del Zotto...
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January 22, 2014  |  Discuss

Predators bolster blueline corps with Del Zotto trade

For the second time in a week, David Poile has pulled off a significant trade with the Predators. On Wednesday, the Nashville general manager sent No. 3 defenseman Kevin Klein -- an important part of Predators teams that advanced to the second round for the 2011 and '12 playoffs -- to the New York Rangers for 23-year-old defenseman Michael Del Zotto, a first-round pick in 2008...
Via Fox Sports Tennessee
January 22, 2014  |  Discuss

Predators swap D Klein to Rangers for Del Zotto

The Nashville Predators have swapped defensemen with the New York Rangers, sending right-handed shooter Kevin Klein to New York in exchange for a lefty in Michael Del Zotto. The Predators announced the trade Wednesday before heading to Vancouver for a four-game road swing. ''Michael gives us another young, gifted left-handed shooting defenseman with significant offensive...
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January 22, 2014  |  Discuss

Rangers trade Michael Del Zotto to Predators for Kevin Klein

New York Rangers president and general manager Glen Sather announced Wednesday that the team has traded defenseman Michael Del Zotto to the Nashville Predators in exchange for defenseman Kevin Klein. Del Zotto, 23, was drafted in the first round (No. 20) by the Rangers in 2008. He debuted during the 2009-10 season with nine goals and 37 points in 80 games.  Two seasons later...
Via Sports-Glory
January 22, 2014  |  Discuss

Predators trade Kevin Klein to the New York Rangers for defenseman Michael Del Zotto

Just a few moments ago, the Predators announced the trade sending defenseman Kevin Klein to the New York Rangers for defenseman Michael Del Zotto: “Nashville Predators President of Hockey Operations/General Manager David Poile announced today that the club has acquired defenseman Michael Del Zotto from the New York Rangers in exchange for defenseman Kevin Klein. “Michael gives...
Via The Predatorial
January 22, 2014  |  Discuss

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