"My finger is still healing, it's been almost 12 weeks, hopefully it'll be good to go in another week and a half," Del Zotto said. "The hernia surgery went well, it'll take 3-4 weeks to heal up. I'm doing some cardio stuff, no lifting but I'm getting back into a routine and getting a workout. It kind of put an exclamation point on how the year went. It was a tough one. I learned a lot physically and mentally. I learned a lot about how I have to play to stick with New York. The biggest thing is, no matter what, keeping that confidence. I know I can help this team. I'm confident of my ability and what I can do on the ice. I have to have that mindset."
...i still can't figure out why Rangers fans want to trade this guy. He's 20-years-old and has all the tools to run the Rangers power play for the next decade. And from the above comment it sounds like he's learned from last year's struggles.
Gross adds that Del Zotto's had a couple of conversations with assistant general manager Jim Schoenfeld since the end of the season but has not spoken with coach John Tortorella since he was sent down to the AHL for the second time on Feb. 27.
...would have liked Torts to have maybe reached out to Del Zotto at some point to discussion last season and what he needs to work on this summer. But that's just me.
I'm not against trading him. Only for a 30+ goal scorer though. I think he could be the best offensive defenseman we've had since Leetch.
I don't understand how any ranger fan can think about trading Del Z because of one crappy season. It's called a sophmore slump for a reason and reading his statement above, it seems like he has learned from it and is gonna do everything in his power to be that same offensive defenseman he was his rookie season and beyond....he has so much potential, it would be terrible for the rangers organization to give up on him this early in his career
@KingBadaBing Absolutely has the talent but he just needs to figure it out between the ears.
@bauerout Couldn't have said it better myself.