Tuesday, October 13, 2009

Del Zotto the Next Top Power Play QB?

In a fantasy hockey article for The Hockey News, Darryl Dobbs wonders if Michael Del Zotto is the next top power play quarterback in the NHL...

"If Torts’ handling of Dan Boyle in Tampa is any indication, Del Zotto can expect some crazy-big minutes. That hasn’t happened yet, as his average ice time per game has hovered around 17 minutes. But his average PP time is close to the four-and-a-half minute mark, which is more than Marian Gaborik. Four of Del Zotto’s five points this season came with the man advantage."

...the kid has been better than advertised, but my one concern his how he's going to hold up over the course of an 82 game NHL season. I would really like to see the Rangers bring in a veteran defensemen to spell both Del Zotto and Gilroy keeping them fresh all season long. Especially during the stretch run in March.

Rick Carpiniello at the Rangers Report calls Del Zotto's keep-ins at the point Leetch-like.

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