"I think I need to get stronger, faster---and I need to shoot the puck harder. Really I need to improve on everything. I believe you can always get better at something, and I've got plenty to get better at. I plan on working hard this summer and come back in September ready to go."
...man I love this kid. He's so grounded. I'm really looking forward to watching this kid grow into a big time hockey player.
Just an FYI, Team USA takes on rival Canada today in the qualification round at 10:15 a.m. on Versus.
I think Del Zotto is working on becoming a champ at Beer Pong. Is he even of age in the US? lol. But who's stopping him anyways. I think Torts and him should room together on the road.
really liking the you guys.. heard pretty much same thing from McD on breakup day. Hopefully MDZ gets the picture otherwise he might have to enjoy the Whale for most of next season
Stepan to me is a lot like Steven Stamkos. When I first heard about him, it was very much "show me what you've got," and so far he did. He had a very nice, consistent scoring rookie season, with not so many bumps. If he trains hard this off season, there is no question he will become a force next year.
i feel the same way about Stepan that i felt about Hank after his first year...really excited to watch him develop.
Early last season when Del Zotto was sent down to the Whale, Torts talked about the new serious attitude of the players, locker room and said something to the effect of, "there are no social directors anymore" (read: MDZ). MDZ was getting his party on too much and not taking his work seriously.
@AnnoyingJoe Del Zotto plans on working on his 12oz curls this offseason. ;)